Maximilian Hövelhaus via Crowdrise
December 03, 2012
BENEFITING: Cancer and Leukemia Group B Foundation
EVENT DATE: Mar 04, 2013
I am an 18 year old student currently in the final year of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. The IB comprises a program called CAS (Creativity, Action and Service) which consists of in total 150 creative, active and socially engaged hours.
Within CAS a so called ”CAS Project” has to be completed, and for this I am going to run the Semi-Marathon de Paris on Sunday 4th of March 2013 where I have already got a starting place. At first I wanted to run an entire Marathon but I would have to be 20 years old for that. Since I had been five years old football was my passion. I have also tried a lot of different sports since then. But the IB says that the ”CAS Project” is supposed to be something new that I have never tried out before. This is why I chose to run a long distance. I hope that I will benefit personally but also I am hoping to raise money for charity.
Two months ago my great aunt at the age of 88 died due to leukemia. When doctors diagnosed that she had leukemia 10 years ago I was still a little child and did not really understand what it was about. But while spending a lot of time with her during the last years I witnessed the influence leukemia has on the human body. She started to become weaker and weaker. People were rarely allowed to see her because her immune system would not cope with a lot of bacteria. The last time I saw her was 3 weeks before her death. She was skinny but her last words will always be remembered ”I am proud of you Max”. Therefore I decided to donate all money raised to the ”Cancer and Leukemia Group B Foundation”, which I believe is the best foundation that supports the curing process of cancer and leukemia.
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