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Damon Runyon Cancer Research

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The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation provides today's best young scientists with funding to pursue innovative cancer research. Two years ago this week, I lost my dad (that handsome gentleman with the questionable 70's perm in the photo on my profile page with me and my brother!) to esophageal cancer. He was, by far, the greatest man I have ever known, my hero, my protector and we miss him everyday. He fought a courageous two year battle making the most of every single day, never saying "Why me?", worrying about all of us and how WE were right up until the very end. Amazing strength and courage. As Father's Day approached this year, I set out to look for a project that I could channel my energy into and feel like I was honoring him and making a difference. I found the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation and immediately signed up for their 5K Run/Walk at Yankee Stadium on August 15th. I recruited 23 friends and family members to participate in the event with me and together we have raised about $3,000 so far through our team's home page.

Sadly, I don't know anyone who hasn't lost someone close to them to this horrible disease and I feel like we are hearing about it more and more everyday. I'm sure that I am not the only one who is passionate about preventing and treating cancer so that no more of our loved ones are lost to it.



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