BENEFITING: GILDAS CLUB NEW YORK CITY
EVENT DATE: May 12, 2017
Next Saturday, May 20th, I will be running my first half at the Brooklyn Half Marathon! To make the day more meaningful, I would like to use this as an opportunity to fundraise for a charitable organization that is close to my heart - the Gilda’s Club New York City (GCNYC), a NYC clubhouse that provides comprehensive cancer program, including support groups, educational lectures and workshops, for everyone whose life has been impacted by cancer.
As an Associate Board member and the Volunteer & Outreach Chair for Gilda’s Club, I have seen firsthand how charitable donations have been put to great use in the form of free workshops and lectures for our club members. Events like “Health & Wellness Day”, “Day of Beauty” and weekly support groups (just to name a few) truly do make a difference in helping our club members.
On a more personal note, my father was diagnosed with throat cancer a few years ago and while he is healthy and well today (extremely thankful!), I will never forget the powerlessness I felt at the time. I hope that this fundraising event will not only benefit our club members and the cancer support community, but more importantly, can inspire everyone to be more appreciative of their family, friends and good health.
Please note that all donations will go directly to Gilda’s Club NYC. Every dollar counts and your support is truly appreciated!