BENEFITING: DREW O DONOGHUE FUND INC
EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2016
My daughter, her husband, and I will be running our very first marathon on October 9, 2016 in honor of Drew O'Donoghue, a family friend who passed away from adrenocortical cancer on February 14, 2014. This is a rare form of cancer that recieves limited funds for research. Please help us to make a dent by making a per mile donation in memory of Drew who was an unfailingly kind and caring person.
Adrenocortical Cancer (ACC) is a rare and aggressive cancer that strikes about 1,000 people a year in the US. Drew, while fighting his own battle against this challenging disease, extended his war against adrenal cancer by endorsing a newly created endowment fund to keep the fight focused and strong. This fund, established in his name, has been developed and designed to fund research specifically related to ACC, as well as for the patients and families affected by this cancer. These efforts reside at the University of Michigan Health System, spearheaded by Dr. Gary Hammer, M.D., PhD.