Dear Family & Friends,
As an aspired runner, I decided to run the NYC Marathon on November 3rd this year. The 26.2 mile course will take me through the beautiful boroughs of New York alongside almost 50,000 other runners. This particular race can also be seen as the "Comeback Marathon", as it is the first major running event after the horrible bombing incident at the Boston Marathon in April and the cancellation of last year's NYC Marathon due to the devastation caused by hurricane Sandy.
As part of this great event, I will be running in the name of the Children's Cancer and Blood Foundation (CCBF). The New York based CCBF, which is one of the oldest and best regarded charities in the country, works towards helping children with cancer and blood disorders. The foundations close collaboration with the New York Presbyterian Hospital has not only enabled thousands of children to get access to state of the art blood cancer treatment, but also promoted research and training by professionals in the field. Through my run, I aim to raise more than $5,000 for this great cause.
In sum, your contribution will directly affect the following efforts by the CCBF team:
- Providing comprehensive clinical care to children with cancer and blood disorders.
- Promoting research towards the root cause of these illnesses.
- Training of pediatricians in the field of hematology (study of blood) and ontology (study of cancer).
Thank you very much for your support!
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