Dear Family and Friends, On Nov 5, I will be running the NYC Marathon.
No, I’m not losing my mind thinking I’m a world class runner with dreams of winning the NYC Marathon.
My motivation to take on this challenge is both altruistic and personal. I’m running for an organization called Project Purple a 501(c) (3) a not for profit created to raise awareness and find cure for Pancreatic Cancer by funding research. On a personal level, my family has been touched by pancreatic cancer. My father was taken from us at age 42 by this deadly disease.
Even though we’ve made tremendous strides in cancer awareness and finding cures, pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest with the lowest 5 year survival rate. There are real possibilities that within the next 10 years will be the decade of surviving PC. Please consider donating any amount to funding PC research and help defeat this terrible disease (click on link) https://www.crowdrise.com/projectpurplenyc2017/fundraiser/deangiusti1.
All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your contribution for this worthwhile cause. If you are free on Nov 5, I’d like to invite you to come share in the NYC Marathon experience. Let me know and I will send details. Dean