BENEFITING: TEAM CONTINUUM
ORGANIZER: TEAM CONTINUUM
EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012
I lost my mother Janet to lung cancer in 1997. I was so lucky to have been surrounded by family and friends who were ready to help out at any moment. To honor her memory and those fighting cancer, I have decided to run the ING New York City marathon to raise money for Team Continuum, a non-profit organization that provides immediate, vital, assistance to cancer patients and their families. I am asking for your support so that Team Continuum can continue to expand its outreach
Unlike other cancer-related charities that raise money solely for cancer research, Team Continuum has differentiated itself by advocating for cancer patients' immediate needs. Put simply, we are about care, not the cure. While we understand the importance of research in curing this awful disease in the future, we recognize the need to help those living with the disease day in and day out, particularly those who are less fortunate and who do not have other means for support.
In addition to continuing support of several patient care and education programs at some of the finest medical facilities in the country, Team Continuum has supported many struggling patients and their families directly in the past year, allocating almost $20,000 per month to our individual patient care program. While the economic downturn has challenged many over the past couple years, those burdened with a cancer diagnosis are especially vulnerable. Team Continuum has helped many of these individuals by directly paying their bills for items not reimbursed by any form of insurance so that families can forestall eviction, have food on their tables, keep their lights on, and fight cancer with a feeling of hope. At holiday time, Team Continuum provides several hospitals in NY, NJ and CT with gift cards that enable them to brighten the lives of pediatric cancer patients with the very gifts they desire.
You can donate to me directly online: www.teamcontinuum.net. On the home page, enter my name under “Donate to an athlete”. You can use American Express, MasterCard, Visa or PayPal. Or make your check payable to Team Continuum and mail to Team Continuum, 401 Fifth Avenue – 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016 – and on your check please indicate my name.
TEAM CONTINUUM wrote -
Team Continuum is dedicated to helping cancer patients and their families minimize the disruptions, hardships and uncertainties of everyday life so that they can focus on crucial medical care. We provide immediate and vital assistance - both practical and personal - every step of the way, such as paying household expenses, offering friendship and moral support, and funding health care facilities to enhance the delivery of care, communications and educational services.
Our goal is to maximize and expand our partnerships with endurance sports that mirror the challenges, commitment, hope and strength required to endure living with cancer, as well as the ultimate reward in emerging victorious. Because as a patient, family member, friend, caregiver, or Team Continuum supporter we're all in the race together.