BENEFITING: American Institute for Cancer Research
EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2013
My name is Simon Pfister and I am running in the Virgin London Marathon on April 21, 2013, to benefit the American Institute for Cancer Research. In the past 6 years I've run 8 marathons and London will be my 9th. In that time I've raised money with Team In Training for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and with Chop't Creative Salad Company for Wellness In The Schools. I am now returning to the cause of cancer with AICR. Team AICR is working to raise money in support of vital research and education. In addition running London will allow me to run in front of one of my greatest supporters over the years, my grandmother, as I return to run in the country of my birth!
AICR funded research has shown that 30% to 40% of all cancers are directly linked to the foods we eat, the exercise we get and how well we watch our weight. What this means is that we have the potential through our daily food and lifestyle choices to make a major impact on the cancer risk we each face in our lives.
With more than 1.2 million new cancer cases in the U.S. each year, and more than 500,000 cancer deaths annually, programs that can produce even a small reduction in cancer rates offer enormous savings in lives, suffering and medical expense. AICR has been at the forefront of providing education programs and materials to help people learn how to make changes for lower cancer risk.
I appreciate all the support I rececive from all of you. PLEASE join the fight against cancer by making a donation to Team AICR. No donation is too small for this great goal!