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New Jersey Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

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THE STORY:

I am writing to ask for your support for my participation in the NJ Marathon on May 6, 2012. I am running as part of “TEAM KORTNEY.” Together we are collecting sponsors for the Kortney Rose Foundation which is an Oceanport-based 501(c) (3) that raises money for pediatric brain cancer research and awareness. The race is timely as May is brain tumor awareness month in the state of New Jersey and nationally.

Kortney’s story has inspired me to run. She was a 9 year old girl with a winning personality whose life was cut short by brain cancer. She was diagnosed in December 2005 and died only four short months later in April 2006. Her parents started the Kortney Rose Foundation to create a legacy for Kortney of helping other children with brain tumors through the promise of research.

Brain tumors are the #1 cancer-related cause of death in children 19 and under and are now being diagnosed as often as Leukemia. I am running (the full marathon which is 26.2 miles, the half marathon which is 13.1 miles or as part of a 2 person half marathon team where each runner runs 6.55 miles.) I am hoping you would be so kind as to sponsor me $1 or more a mile. Together we can make a difference in the lives of children suffering from brain tumors.

This foundation is an all-volunteer organization. There are no salaries so more of every dollar you donate goes directly to research. In the past five years the Kortney Rose Foundation has donated over $528,000 to the pediatric brain tumor research program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) where Kortney was treated. The donations are earmarked for CHOP’s large scale Genomics Project to hunt genes behind brain tumors and use the gene knowledge to guide therapy, and to devise new tests and treatments as well as their new world class tissue band consortium.

Thank you for your help! Remember if you have a corporate matching plan at work to contact your office for the proper paperwork.
For more information please visit http://www.thekortneyrosefoundation.org
I have my own fundraising page and you can go online and donate right to it.
Please go to this link to donate on my page http://www.crowdrise.com/TEAMKORTNEYNJMarathon/fundraiser/teamkortney
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  • Kelly Donahue

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Kelly Donahue

Kelly Donahue

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

The Anderson Family

The Anderson Family

DONATION: $25

In memory of Kortney 5 years ago