Why not kill two birds with one stone!
Two things which are on my bucket list are to run The New York Marathon and raise money for charity!
And what a perfect way to cross them both off the list!
I have both been offered an entry for the New York Marathon 2015 through The Melanoma Education Foundation (MEF).
I'm an Australian resident and will be travelling to New York for the big race!
Australia has the highest incidence of melanoma in the world and melanoma is often referred to as Australia's national cancer.
At a glance:
* Melanoma is the third most common form of cancer in Australian men and women (10% of all cancers)
* More than 12,500 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed in Australia every year.
* Melanoma makes up only 2.3% of all skin cancers but is responsible for 75% of skin cancer deaths.
* The good news is that melanoma is often identifiable at an early stage where simple treatment can result in complete cure.
This is where the MEF come into it. They are a non profit organisation who offer information on self detection and prevention of melanoma.
I am hoping to raise US$3,000 for this charity. Please support me in doing this!
And thank you in advance!
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