Friends, Family, Colleagues
On November 1, 2015 I'll be running the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon in support of AKTIV Against Cancer. The mission and work of AKTIV is to ensure that physical activity becomes an integral part of cancer treatment.
I have recently experienced how this serious disease can affect my own family, so to run a marathon for this important cause is something I do with the greatest pleasure and enthusiasm. I have now decided to take on this challenge and make this commitment to train and run.
AKTIV Against Cancer was founded by 9-time NYC Marathon Champion and Norwegian running superstar Grete Waitz and current Executive Director Helle Aanesen in Norway in 2007. Since then they have donated more than $14M and helped create eight (8) physical activity centers in cancer treatment facilities throughout Norway.
AKTIV has now established an official presence in the United States, supporting cutting edge research on the benefits of exercise for the prevention and treatment of cancer, as well as creating fitness programs and facilities in cancer treatment centers.
I am writing to you to ask for your support. As I have committed myself to running the marathon, the next four months will be packed with intense training to rid myself of 15 kg and accompanying potbelly. I have further set a goal to raise at least $3,000 for AKTIV Against Cancer and all their incredible and significant efforts.
Please take a few minutes to go to my fundraising page, click on the DONATE button, and give whatever you can. All funds raised will go directly to AKTIV Against Cancer to further their work.
Anything you can donate to help me reach or surpass my target of $3,000 for AKTIV is deeply appreciated! Please also spread the word to others whom you think would be interested in supporting this cause.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions at all! I will update my profile regularly over the coming months, with news about my training and fundraising progress.
For more information on AKTIV Against Cancer go to AKTIV Against Canser.
Thank you so much for all of your support and generosity! You will be in my mind during the 42.195 meters on asphalt in NYC in November!
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