BENEFITING: GILDAS CLUB NEW YORK CITY
ORGANIZER: GILDAS CLUB NEW YORK CITY
On November 5, 2017, I will be running the TCS NYC Marathon to support the men, women, teens and children of Gilda’s Club NYC – where no one has to face cancer alone. While less than 1% of the world’s population will ever run a marathon in their lifetime, 3 out of every 4 families will be affected by cancer. In New York City alone, 35,000 individuals are newly diagnosed with cancer annually. This will be my 10th marathon run for Gilda’s Club NYC and I would be so honored to have your support!
As many of you know, my brothers and I lost our mom to breast cancer 18 years ago. Sadly, my niece and nephews never got a chance to meet their grandmother, so each year, I run to keep her memory alive while raising money for this wonderful charity.
Gilda’s Club NYC is named after comedienne Gilda Radner who once said that having cancer gave her membership in an elite club she’d rather not belong. At Gilda’s Club New York City thousands of individuals and families come to the downtown clubhouse and 7 Gilda Comes to You locations throughout New York City annually as they face cancer in their lives.
Gilda’s Club NYC provides support and networking groups, educational lectures, workshops and social activities as individuals learn to live with cancer in their lives. This is all free of charge to members. Join me in supporting Gilda’s Club NYC. A gift of any size will impact the members and program of Gilda’s Club NYC.
For the next 5 months, I will train with the 2017 Gilda’s Club Marathon Team. The commitment seems like a distance but I know my support will extend well beyond the 26.2 miles. My finish line will be a starting line for others. Every gift counts - your support makes a difference.
Thank you SO much.