Ashley Del Greco wrote -
Welcome and thank you for visiting our site. Our mission is simple, to raise awareness for the prevention of lung cancer and to raise funds to support cancer research. All proceeds will be donated to the UMASS Cancer Center of Excellence in memory of Gloria Hazen Thisell(4/17/1947-5/1/2009).
Who We Are:
A team of dedicated runners/walkers who will be participating in the 2014 Memorial Day Races in the Berkshires, MA on May 25, 2014. As a team we will be "using our lungs to run for those who cant".
What We Want To Accomplish:
As a team our goal is to raise $5,000 to be donated to the UMASS Cancer Center of Excellence while raising awareness for the prevention of lung cancer.
How You Can Help:
-Donate to help us reach our goal of $5,000.
- Sponsor a team member by donating $1 for every mile run/walked on race day or logged during training runs.
- Do you or someone you know own a business? Consider sponsoring Team Miles Toward a Cure! We would be happy to put your company logo on our official race day tshirt to help us support our cause! The Memorial Day Race foundation has offered to include us in a few press releases so jump on board!!
-Join the Team! Your miles count for so much more when you run to support a charity. Raise money for a cause, and with each mile you log, you'll be making a difference.
How To Join Our Team:
- Visit http://www.memorialdayraces.com/ to sign up for a race. You have the option of running the Full 26.2 mile Marathon, Half Marathon, 15K Trail Race, 10K, 5K, the Bershire Bank Kids Run, or cheering us on! There is no part too small!!
-Join our team through crowdrise and create your own profile. Post this link to your facebook, twitter, e-mail to family and friends to promote our cause and spread the word!
-Option: Make a Pledge. I pledge to donate $0.50 for every mile I run while training for the Memorial Day Marathon.
-Option: Ask someone to sponsor you. A sponsor can donate a specific amount upfront or donate for every mile you run toward our cause- you choose!
-Option: Ask local businesses to sponsor us by donating a specific amount upfront or donate $1 for the total miles our team runs on race day!
- Start Training!!
*All team members will receive a personalized dryfit Team Miles Toward a Cure "I use my lungs to run for those who can't" race day shirt along with a race day survival kit.