BENEFITING: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
ORGANIZER: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
Anyone who knows me can probably tell you that pink is not my favorite color, and anyone who knew me before one year ago could definitely tell you that running has not always been my favorite activity. That said, this spring I ordered a customized pair of pink Nike sneakers and signed up for the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon.
Helping in the fight against breast cancer is a personal issue for me, as this disease has affected many people I love, including my amazing grandmother, Jeanne Salmon, my most joyful aunt, Jane Salmon, and my beautiful Godmother, Joanne Stone. On July 14, 2016, my Auntie Joanne passed away after a twelve-year battle with breast cancer. Every day I was in complete awe of her strength, courage and steadfast determination to fight this disease. She is truly an inspiration, and I could not be more proud to wear pink and dedicate this race to her. I love you endlessly, Auntie Jo, and I'll be channeling your spirit through every last mile.
While the thought of running 26.2 miles is certainly daunting, it simply cannot compare to what all breast cancer patients, fighters and survivors go through. Please join me in supporting the research that allows my family, and countless others, to keep our hope for a cure alive. Let’s #BeTheEnd of breast cancer.
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.