BENEFITING: American Cancer Society
ORGANIZER: American Cancer Society
EVENT: Tough Mudder Pittsburgh 2017
The charity I would like to support is the American Cancer Society because cancer has impacted my life tremendously. I would be setting up a CrowdRise fundraiser page in order to gain sponsorship from family, friends or businesses who would like to donate.
Some background on why this is important to me, in 2012 my mother was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. After a hard fight, she has come out on top. Her strength and courage are what fuel me to conquer my own fears and propel me forward. In 2008, my big Brother passed away after his valiant fight with cancer at age 29. I am turning 31 this year and thank God everyday for my health. This is also a main reason why I started with Team Beachbody. I wanted to make sure that my body was fit and strong enough to hold its own against any fight. My Grandmother had lost her fight with breast cancer a few years back. This woman never smoked, never drank and never missed a sunday in church. Cancer taking her showed me that it is no respector of persons and that risk factors don't always lessen or increase your chance of something happenning. My uncles on my fathers side also passed away from a form of cancer. So, as you can see, cancer has tried to end my bloodline. But that stops with me. Being serious with my health and fitness saved my life and I am actively trying to save as many other lives as I can. Prevention doesn't always work, but it is better than not trying. My friend , Ashley Sousa and I will be doing this tough mudder and I would love to be able to demonstrate the kind of determination and courage my mother has. In Sagi's words, doing whatever it takes, standing in my power, and Beasting UP. Thank you so much for reading this, and for your donation!