Hello Friends and Family -
I just wanted to write a short note to help you understand what this is all about and why I am asking for your support. A few months back one of my friends had her world unexpectedly flipped upside down when doctors found a huge tumor in her brain. Within hours she was in emergency surgery to have the tumor removed and begin chemotherapy to ensure that all cancer is dead and gone. Months later she is now living in the aftermath of that life changing moment and doing her best to push forward in life while still receiving treatment.
Now in stable condition and still receiving treatment she is wanting to give back to the people and the world that helped support her and make sense of this whole ordeal. Cue me :) As a friend and somebody who has been touched by cancer in my own family I am joining Ali and her team in raising money and awareness for this cause. This is something close to me but also very poignant and evokes a sense of self reflection. Life truly is precious and short and tomorrow is never promised. Our team name, Get Busy Living, is the motto of the organization we are raising money for. For those effected by cancer sometimes just living a normal day can seem daunting and impossible, but the aim here is to help people get back on track and get busy living.
My hope is that you will join me in contributing in whatever way you feel comfortable toward this cause. Every dollar counts and is appreciated. Thank you in advance for your support!
STUPID CANCER wrote -
This November 4-5th, a group of awesome folks will be running the Ragnar Relay in Napa Valley to support the young adult cancer community to Get Busy Living in the face of cancer. With the fragrance of wine country in the air, the sun on their shoulders, and friends at their side, they will run the 200-mile-ish course from San Francisco to Napa. Not only will they raise awareness for young adult cancer through their efforts, they will raise transformative funds for Stupid Cancer, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that comprehensively addresses young adult cancer through advocacy, research, support, outreach, awareness, mobile health and social media. Stupid Cancer's innovative, award-winning and evidence-based programs and services serve as a global bullhorn to propel the young adult cancer movement forward.