kavetha indrakumaran via Crowdrise
February 10, 2011
BENEFITING: Livestrong Foundation
ORGANIZER: Livestrong Foundation
We are at war, a global war that unites all of humanity as one. As humans we have a common enemy that does not care what country you are from, where you live, what you look like or what your status is. It does not care if you are red, white, brown, black, green or purple. It does not care that you are human or animal. It does not care if you are rich or poor, famous or not. It attacks at anytime, anyplace and anywhere it chooses. We never know who the next victim is going to be.
The enemy: CANCER
The war on cancer is the effort to find a cure for cancer by increasing research to improve the understanding of cancer biology and the development of more effective cancer treatments. The goal of this effort is to eradicate cancer as a major cause of death. Despite efforts though, cancer still remains to be a major cause of death among the world today.
I have watched this impartial disease claim the lives of family and friends. I have also watched with awe as many have fought hard against this cold unbiased disease, won the battle and have lived to tell about surviving.
As many of you know, I am running my first marathon on March 20, 2011. The LA marathon is a course that takes your mile by mile through the historic landmarks of Los Angeles. It starts at Dodger Stadium and ends at the Santa Monica pier. I never thought I would run a 10K much less a whole 26.2 miles, but with the inspiration from someone special I am taking on one of the biggest goals I have ever done in my life. It was from this inspiration that i gained the courage to attempt this challenge and that is why I have combined my goals with those of LIVESTRONG.
I am partnering up with the LIVESTRONG Global Cancer campaign to address the burden of cancer worldwide and encourage nations to make commitments to battle the disease and provide better access to care. My father is a cancer survivor who lives strong to this day, dedicating his time to helping those less fortunate than him.
My goal is to raise a minimum of $500.00 towards the LIVESTRONG foundation so that they too can inspire someone to LIVESTRONG.
Just like every small step will take me closer to the finish line, every donation will help in the fight against cancer.
Thank you in advance and I’ll see you at the finish line!