So a little bit about me and why I’m running for a cause that is close to my heart. Everyone is or will be affected by breast cancer at some point in their life. After my own scare a few years ago, I started running. Luckily, I was okay but other people in my life have not been as lucky. Running made me feel better in so many ways. Since I started I have run several races, including many half marathons and marathons. It is something that I thought I could never do! Now I’ll begin training for my fifth marathon...YEAH! On Nov 4th, I will be running the ING NYC marathon as part of Think Pink Rocks. Show your support for this cause by donating. It’s pretty simple to do and tax deductible so spread the word and cheer me on my 26.2-mile quest!!!
ABOUT THINK PINK ROCKS:
We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness about early detection of and genetic testing for breast cancer and to provide funding for screening, treatment and research.
Did you know:
• A woman's risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer is greatly increased if she carries the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation (Breast Cancer gene mutation).
• Men with these mutations also have an increased risk of breast and prostate cancer. Our team will raise money and awareness for breast cancer research.
All money raised for Think Pink Rocks from the ING New York City Marathon 2012 will benefit breast cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Some members of our team have a direct connection to breast cancer, but we also have many team members who are running simply because they want to support a great cause.
Think Pink Rocks is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Contributions to Think Pink Rocks are tax deductable to the extent allowable by law.
PLEASE NOTE - WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO JOIN OUR FUNDRAISING TEAM FOR THIS GREAT CAUSE. HOWEVER, JOINING OUR FUNDRAISING TEAM DOES NOT PROVIDE YOU A SPOT IN THE ING NYC MARATHON 2012 UNLESS YOU HAVE CORRESPONDED WITH AND RECEIVED CONFIRMATION DIRECTLY FROM OUR TEAM CAPTAIN. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO JOIN OUR TEAM FOR THE RACE, PLEASE EMAIL RICH, OUR TEAM CAPTAIN AT RICHRSL@YAHOO.COM.