T J Wu Berube wrote -
I’m about to turn 40, and to celebrate my birthday, I’m asking friends and family around the world to join me in a very special project. I'd like to raise $3000 for a charity dear to my heart - Cancer Research Institute. Cancer Research institute (CRI) is the world's only nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to harnessing the immune system's power to conquer all cancers. Donations to CRI fund research studies at top universities and clinics around the world, leading to critical advances in cancer treatments that can truly change lives. All donations to Cancer Research Institute are tax deductible.
If you know me, you are already aware of how cancer has affected me and my family. My father was diagnosed with liver cancer five years ago. His battle has been long and difficult. Over five years he has gone through one round of treatment after another. Though his body has been through a lot, his spirit is stronger than ever. My dad’s courage and hope have given me the strength and conviction to fight for him and with him.
Even though this battle is very personal for me, my fight isn't just for my dad -- it's for all people who have to struggle against the devastating effects of cancer in their everyday lives. I've spent many hours training for and running marathons to raise money for CRI. Now that I've reached this important milestone in my life -- turning 40 -- I’m asking that you give me the gift of life! Donate to my crowdfunding campaign for CRI and truly impact the lives of all who have been diagnosed with cancer, as well as their loved ones. By joining me in supporting CRI, you are helping to advance the next breakthrough in cancer treatment. I thank you for helping me to mark the occasion of my birthday with a gift that will make a real difference!