Kurt Newmeyer wrote -
It is Estimated that 52,630 women will diagnosed with uterine endometrial cancer, and 8,590 deaths from this disease will occur this year.
5 years ago on March 27th I lost someone very close to me to Uterine Cancer. Her name is Lana Chandler, and she was a close family friend. So close that at times she seemed to act like a second mother to me, and her daughter Ashley is the closest thing I have to a sister.
When she was originally fighting the cancer I ran a half marathon in order to raise money and awareness to her illness. On the 5 year anniversary of her passing I will be running in the LA Marathon, and my goal is to raise $500 to go towards research for fighting Uterine Cancer.
I am by no means a long distance runner. I played hockey in high school so I would never have to run. That half marathon was extremely difficult for me, and I am fully expecting this full marathon to be near impossible. It will take every bit of strength and determination I have to fight my natural urge to stop running and find the closest bed. As difficult as that will be for me, it doesn't even scratch the surface of difficulties these women go through once they are diagnosed.
Honestly any little amount helps. The Goal is $500 and the race is on March 15th. I know that is a short amount of time so I promise if we cannot reach the goal together, I will make up the difference to make sure PDR Foundation for the Study of Uterine Cancer gets at least the $500 goal. That being said, it would be totally sweet if someone wanted to throw down the full $500 right off the bat and then we just go above and beyond the original goal.
Anyway, this whole thing makes me very uncomfortable, so thank you for taking the time to read this and any donation you are willing to give would be greatly appreciated!