BENEFITING: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
ORGANIZER: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013
I'm so excited to be running the 2013 ING NYC Marathon this fall. I'm running with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and there is more information about this great organization below.
I'm running in honor of Hallie Leighton, an amazing woman who lost her battle with breast cancer on April 30, 2013. She was 42. I really miss her. She was brave and strong and one of the smartest women I've known. And she also did a really spot-on Janis Joplin impression. Even when she was sick, Hallie fought for the passage of the New York State's Breast Density Inform Bill, making a change for the better. I'm so proud to be running in her name, and for Lynda Miles, Hallie's mom and my godmother.
I also hope to see everyone on Nov. 3rd! Who knows? I might be running through your neighborhood!
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.