Joe DaSilva via Crowdrise
November 06, 2012
BENEFITING: CANCER INSTITUTE OF NEW JERSEY FOUNDATION INC
EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012
I have been fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to run the 2012 ING NYC Marathon this November 4th. In the past I have always admired those who ran for a purpose that was greater than a sense of accomplishment. They run to make a difference, or to pay tribute to a loved one that is no longer with them. Running to raisie money for a cure, to make a difference, or at least try. This will be my 4th I always say "the next time I will join them and run for a cause", so no time like the present:
In my personal life alone, I have lost many loved ones. In their fight cancer they showed me a great willingness to live, and enormous strength through their struggle in a fight to live and enjoy the things we sometimes take for granted. Cancer, in so many ugly forms has taken away my grandfather Jose (Lung Cancer), my grandmother Joana (Breast Cancer), my uncle Abel (Colon Cancer) and My Mother-In-Law Connie (Leukemia). They are very missed and gone to soon.
I am sure that lost is not unique to my family and that cancer has affected someone you know and love. My hope is that in your case that person is a survivor.Please join me in making a donation and fighting cancer here in NJ to start. All donations will be forwarded to the Cancer Institute of New Jersey for Research, a place that helped my mother-in-law in her fight.
I am in week 5 of training and would love to cross the finish line knowing that I was able to make a difference in some way in the fight against cancer. Thank you in advance for any donation you make. I hope to raise $1500, but lets not stop there! Lets make a difference together donate what you can no min. or max. give from the heart.