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Marina Beach - 2016 Dirty Girl Mud Run Buffalo

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I did it!
April 28, 2016

Thanks to all your help, I reached my fundraising goal of $200! I can't thank all of you enough for helping me to reach my goal! I am so excited  See more

BENEFITING: BRIGHT PINK

EVENT: 2016 Dirty Girl Mud Run Buffalo

EVENT DATE: Jul 16, 2016

Marina Beach

THE STORY:

Bright Pink is a non-profit organization that raises awareness for early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women and provides support for individuals at high risk.  They empower us women to be proactive about our health.  The Dirty Girl Mud Run 5k partners with Bright Pink and is a way for women to show their strength and have fun! Let's do it #forthegirls!

My mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in March of 2013.  It was detected very late, despite her multiple doctors visits and hospital trips. Early detection of her cancer would have made her fight less challenging, but she continues to fight and amazes me with her strength.

I am running this race and fundraising for Bright Pink in honor of my mom, in memory of my Aunt Kathy who passed away from breast cancer, and #forthegirls.

One of my best friends Kate is going to get down and dirty with me as we run this race, and is fundraising as well. Her fundraising page can be viewed at 

https://www.crowdrise.com/kate-hill---2016-dirty-girl-mud-run-buffalo/fundraiser/katehill2

You can read her story and donate to hers as well, or just hers if you like her more than me. 

More about Bright Pink:

WHY IT MATTERS 
1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
1 in 67 will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. 
Just being a woman puts you at risk. 

WHAT BRIGHT PINK IS DOING ABOUT CANCER
Bright Pink is a national nonprofit that empowers young women to reduce their risk of breast and ovarian cancer and detect these diseases early while they’re still treatable. Our free educational programs make prevention and early detection a persistent and positive part of their lives.

THE POWER OF BEING PROACTIVE 
At 23, Bright Pink founder Lindsay Avner became the youngest woman at the time to undergo a risk-reducing double mastectomy. With a long family history of breast and ovarian cancer and genetic testing that showed she was herself at high risk, Lindsay vowed to take proactive measures. 

During this experience, she was confronted by a lack of resources to help young women take control of their breast and ovarian health. In 2007, she started Bright Pink to educate and inspire women to put awareness in action. 

LET’S CHANGE THE ODDS
To date, Bright Pink has helped 210,000+ women identify their cancer risk and empowered them with tools to reduce it. We’ve also taught 4,000 women’s health providers how to best identify and manage risk among their patients, thereby reaching 16 million patients with better breast and ovarian health care.

HOW YOU CAN HELP 
The funds you raise help many more women receive life-saving education.
• $100 empowers 100 women to assess their personal risk for breast and ovarian cancer 
• $150 trains a women's healthcare provider to give more comprehensive preventative care to 3,600 patients annually.
• $300 empowers 300 individuals to assess their risk of breast and ovarian cancer at AssessYourRisk.org
• $500 funds a Brighten Up Educational Workshop for 100 people at corporations, organizations and other group settings.
• $1000 covers the production and distribution of 1,300 educational materials to doctor's offices nationwide.

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To This Fundraiser

$310

MONEY RAISED
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  • Nancy, Tyler, Kara

    $20

  • susan and dana

    $25

  • Mary FIndley

    $25

  • Billy Potter & The Jacob Butler Memorial Fund

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Jim and Diane Beach

    $100

  • Theresa Beach

     

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155% Raised of $200 Goal

The Team: $310 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Theresa Beach

Theresa Beach

In memory of Kathy Potter 1 year ago

Jim and Diane Beach

Jim and Diane Beach

DONATION: $100

In memory of my sister Kathy potter 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

1 year ago

Billy Potter & The Jacob Butler Memorial Fund

Billy Potter & The Jacob Butler Memorial Fund

DONATION: $100

Love you "Sweet As Pie"! You are an amazing young lady! 1 year ago

Mary FIndley

Mary FIndley

DONATION: $25

In memory of Kathy Potter (I love you Marina!) 1 year ago

susan and dana

susan and dana

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Nancy, Tyler, Kara

Nancy, Tyler, Kara

DONATION: $20

1 year ago