BENEFITING: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
ORGANIZER: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
Hi gang -
In 2011 my mom was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. It was a very scary time but she is a FIGHTER. Thanks to her strength, her doctors, her treatment and her supporters - she emerged as strong as ever. This June marked 5 years cancer free!!
To celebrate her super amazing achievement I'm raising money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and running the NYC marathon on Nov 6. I chose to fund-raise for BCRF because it is an amazingly efficient charity benefitting a cause very near and dear to me - cancer research. 91% (!!) of every dollar donated to the BCRF goes to funding for cancer research (88%) and awareness (3%). The improvements in care that result from this research allow my mom and all others fighting breast cancer to meet the challenge head on.
As far as the marathon. No....that's not an extra from the Walking Dead in the second photo. That's my first attempt at distance running- a half marathon last spring. As you can see, it went really well (not!!!!). So well, I decided round 2 should be the big kahuna, 26.2. Translation: I NEED YOUR HELP. Your participation in fundraising will not only fund the fight for a cure & help me meet my goal of rasing $3,000, but will also help in spirit to push me across the finish line, running/walking/crawling/as a zombie/whatever!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT :)
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.