BENEFITING: Our Clubhouse
ORGANIZER: Our Clubhouse
EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2016
EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016
As you may know, I’ve committed to running the Pittsburgh Steel Challenge which includes the 5K on Saturday and the Half Marathon on Sunday this May to raise money for Our Clubhouse.
This will be my fourth year raising money for this wonderful organization and I hope I can once again count on your support. I’m hoping to raise $1000 for Our Clubhouse to help them continue to provide free emotional and social support to those touched by cancer.
Our Clubhouse welcomes anyone impacted by a cancer diagnosis. When I was diagnosed I was overwhelmed by the support not only for me but the programs and books available for my children through those very difficult years.
This past March I celebrated three years in remission, however, I still feel the pains a year of chemo and several surgeries have taken on my body and mind. This year I went for genetic testing to determine what increased risks I may have for a recurrence. I have tested positive for a new gene called PALB-2 which increases your risk for breast, colon and pancreatic cancer. I am now seeing a third oncologist in the intensive breast care clinic who is monitoring me with mammograms and breast MRIs every six months along with blood work every three months.
As you can see cancer will always be part of my life even as a survivor. It sits in the back of my mind each time I have an appointment or blood work. That's why it is so important for everyone to support Our Clubhouse and the wonderful programs they offer to people like me in all stages of cancer.
Please make a donation to my fundraising page and join me in supporting those touched by cancer.
Or send a check made out to Our Clubhouse to 2816 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Please include a note that your donation is for my fundraising page.
I really appreciate your support this year and in all the past years that you have supported me and Our Clubhouse.
Our Clubhouse wrote -
By joining Team Our Clubhouse you will be running for those touched by cancer.
You'll be helping a local charity, right here in Pittsburgh. Every penny raised here, stays here, and goes towards helping our friends in the community who have been impacted by a cancer diagnosis.
Team Our Clubhouse is a family. We're a blend of beginner walkers and regular runners, but we're all trying to make a difference in the community. We are all in this together.