This is my oldest sister, Lissa Treasure, affectionately known as Za Za. She did my makeup the day I was married. We shared some of life's highs, and more recently, its lows. Last month, my sister was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer called ocular melanoma. It is found in about 2,000 adults annually in the United States. Of those, half will see the disease spread to other parts of their body. Currently there is no cure for ocular melanoma. However, there are emerging treatment options that show promise. These emerging options are only possible through funding that is critically low due to the rarity of this cancer.
If there's one thing I've learned, it's that cancer doesn't wait. It doesn't wait for us to be ready, it doesn't wait for a "better" time, and neither should we. The time for a cure is now. Here's where you can help.
I'm asking all of you to chip in to help me reach my goal of raising $10,000 by New Year's Eve to support cancer research by the Ocular Melanoma Foundation, the leading OM foundation in the world. OMF is committed to accelerating and enhancing scientific research, advocacy and awareness of OM. Raising this much money will be a challenge, but so is beating cancer.
I have a second Dan black belt in taekwondo and for every dollar I receive in support of this campaign, I will do 1 taekwondo kick. So let’s kick cancer's butt!
Your donation is tax deductible as OMF is a 501(c)3 charity organization ID#EINL20-0355509. You can learn more on their website www.ocularmelanoma.org. If you prefer to mail a check, you can make it out to OCULAR MELANOMA FOUNDATION and mail it to: 1717 K St. NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20006. Please write my name in the memo line. Thank you ao much for your support.