Here I am, FIVE years out of treatment for Stage IV Blood cancer. Feeling the gratitude to have crossed this important milestone but like we, people affected by this disease know, "Cancer may leave your body but it does not leave your life". I am attempting to finish my very 1st Marathon. It will be *VERY* challenging. As I debated actually doing this, I went to check how long was the maximum allowed time to complete before they close the race. 8 hours is the limit. I was quickly reminded that during 6 months, every 2 weeks, I sat on a chair and received chemo for EIGHT Hours ( scientific info: my chemo regime RCHOP needs to be administered slowly to avoid an allergic reaction) . So basically this will be very hard but it will not get close to how hard cancer is.
I am raising much needed funds to Stupid Cancer. Stupid Cancer is a non-profit organization that empowers young adults affected by cancer through innovative and award-winning programs and services. We are the nation's largest support community for this underserved population and serve as a bullhorn for the young adult cancer movement. Our charter is to ensure that no one goes unaware of the age-appropriate support resources they are entitled to so they can get busy living.
Young adults, a largely unknown group in the war on cancer, account for 72,000 new diagnosis each year. That's one every eight minutes. It's also seven times more than all pediatric cancers combined. This is not OK!
Thank you for your generous donation. Any amount is welcomed.