BENEFITING: Colorectal Cancer Coalition, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013
I will be running the 2013 NYC Marathon in honor of Kate Murphy.
Kate was my dear sister in law who passed away one year ago, October 3, 2012, of complications associated with Lynch-related colorectal cancer. She battled this hereditary cancer and MS for over thirty years. Kate's last 17 years were spent as serving as a patient and research advocate with "Fightcolorectal Cancer". Kate's work as a patient advocate in CRC became her passion. Kate helped found the Colon Cancer Alliance (Washington, DC) in 1999 and Fight Colorectal Cancer (Alexandria, VA) in 1995 where she worked as director of Research Communications until her death. Kate brought not only knowledge to patients, but also took the patients' perspective back to the professional and scientific community. It was only after her death did I learn of the countless lives that Kate had touched in so many different ways.
It is my true honor to dedicate this run for Kate.
Please contribute what you can. Any amount is appreciated.
From the bottom of my heart - THANK YOU!
And as Kate would say, Love to All