BENEFITING: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
ORGANIZER: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013
Friends & Family,
I AM RUNNING THE 2013 NYC MARATHON... provided mother nature doesn't unleash on us again!!!
I started fundraising nine years ago to honor my mother, Lenore. She was diagnosed at the age of 43 when I was just 8. I watched her battle the disease during 3 separate cancer instances over the course of 5 years. She has now been cancer free for 20 years!!!! She is an inspiration to me and was a tower of strength during her long fight.
My fundraising goal for 2013 is a lofty $10,000. I hope that all of the passion I will pour into this training AGAIN will see the same support for the cause from all of you AGAIN.
Please know that your donation to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation will see more than 90 cents of each dollar go directly towards breast cancer research and awareness programs. It is THE top rated charity for Breast Cancer, receiving an A+ from the American Institute of Philanthropy and a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. The organization's reach is global, with projects in 28 countries. To read more about their focus, click here: http://www.bcrfcure.org/about_impact.html
Over the past eight previous years, with all of your support and donations we raised nearly $45,000, which is truly AMAZING. And last year we raised almost $11,000 ($1,000 over the goal). Thank you all so very much for your continued support. I hope to see the momentum continue to exponentially grow in 2013!
There is absolutely no donation too little - just to know you are thinking of me and my efforts is what really matters to me - and I truly mean that! Your thoughtfulness and encouragement will not go unappreciated.
And don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to support The BCRF and the cause!
*** Please check if your company has a matching gift program. By filling out a matching gift form you can double your donation. Just put my name in the program designation section. ***
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Inc. wrote -
THE BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION® (BCRF) IS RUNNING THE 2013 ING NYC 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 JOIN THE TEAM 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.