Amit Patel wrote -
Our father and uncle, Jatin Desai, was diagnosed with AML Leukemia in March 2013. He courageously fought to beat cancer and was in full remission in July. He didn’t waste a moment and was back to doing what he loved - traveling around the globe and teaching people about Innovation and Spirituality. In November 2013, he suddenly passed away from a series of strokes that left him in a coma. As an entrepreneur, mentor, and leader, Jatin, made a profound impact on the thousands of lives he touched whether it was by his comforting presence, compassionate example, or just by reading his inspiring work. His work here always had a higher purpose and now God has taken his best, so that he can complete his work elsewhere.
We want to keep Jatin’s message alive and are running the Nike Women’s Half Marathon 2014 in Washington, D.C in his honor. The race benefits the Leukemia and Lymphona Society, which is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to finding cures for blood cancers. Please help us by contributing to the cause. Jatin was a selfless advocate for so many people despite the challenges he faced. He left this world a better place than what it was before. He gave others hope. Every step we take running the race means we are one step closer to the finish line, and every dollar we fundraise means we are one step closer to a cure that gives hope to leukemia and lymphoma patients around the world.
Each and every runner in our group has known someone who has had Leukemia or some sort of cancer, and we are running to support our loved ones who have courageously battled cancer. Help us give hope – help us make a difference – help us raise money for this great cause!