BENEFITING: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
ORGANIZER: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
I'm running the TCS NYC marathon for the 4th time (6th marathon) with the 1st time fund raising. This is something I've been talking about doing for years, however, I haven't found the right Breast Cancer charity it raise for.
Finding a cure for Breast Cancer is important to me because breast cancer runs on both sides of my family. When I was 16 my mom, Sharon, battled this horrible disease and I never met my paternal grandmother, Virginia, who passed too early in life.
In 2010, my mom calls me and asked me if I want to run the Breast Cancer half marathon in Jacksonville, FL with her. I thought she was crazy, but hey, if at 58 years old she can do it, why can't I. That was start of my love for running. A short year later I ran the Donna 26.2 in February and the ING NYC marathon in Novemeber. It's been a goal to continue to run a marathon a year since then.
I'm very excited and honored I get to run this marathon for a cause that's very important to me. I'm dedicating this marathon to my mom, grandma, and all women that have battled this crazy disease. Remember any amount helps to find a cure! SAVE THE TATAS!!!!
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation wrote -
THE BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION® (BCRF) IS RUNNING THE 2016 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON TO RAISE CRITICAL FUNDS FOR LIFESAVING MEDICAL RESEARCH.
Our BCRF marathon team is diverse—we are survivors, family members, employees, supporters, allies, professionals, runners, non-runners, and even researchers. But what we have in common is one thing: the desire and dedication to do our part to help bring about a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime. For over 20 years, BCRF-funded researchers have been at the forefront of nearly every significant breakthrough in understanding, preventing and treating the disease. We know that the answers continue to lie in science, and that the only thing standing in the way is research funding. With your help, together we can accelerate progress and achieve a world without breast cancer.
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE:
• Click the big DONATE button and contribute anything you can to support BCRF on behalf of one of our runners.
• Click the FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN button and start your own fundraising page to help raise funds for critical lifesaving research. Then share your fundraiser with all your amazing family and friends to spread the word.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health.