1-week from race-day!
October 29, 2017
BENEFITING: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
ORGANIZER: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
How can something that is beyond special become something even beyond that?
One of my bucket-list goals throughout my adult life has been to run in the New York City Marathon -- with over 50,000 runners, the world’s largest race of its kind. Well, I recently learned that on November 5th , 2017, I will be one of ten individuals selected by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) to run in the event this year as a member of its designated fundraising team, which is extra special in a personal way, as my mother and I are both breast cancer survivors in remission for a number of years now, thanks to research funded by generous charitable giving. To make my race even more grounded in the moment, I am dedicating it specifically to a dear friend (this one is for you Kb) who is currently battling the double-challenge of breast cancer and open-heart surgery, resulting from her cancer-treatment’s side-effects.
Additionally, my effort will be fueled by my mindfulness of all my other family members and friends who have been personally affected by cancers of all types. This is a great opportunity for me to step up and join with others to do a bit more to fight this insidious affliction; and I am hoping that you will let me run for you as well, in support of finding a cure for this devastating disease.
Thank you for your support as I run for those who can't.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation wrote -
Our BCRF marathon team is diverse—we are breast cancer patients, 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 prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world's most promising research.