As many of you know I have been running and supporting cancer research for a long time. Some of you also know that I have come close to running the NYC Marathon not once but twice and was unable to make it to the starting line for reasons beyond my control. November 2 (4 days before the race) marks a BIG birthday for me and I have decided that the best way to celebrate my health and the health of my family is to finally run the New York Marathon while raising money for cancer reserch, patients and their families. I am also running to honor all those I know that have been touched by cancer in both big and small ways. The Lazarex Cancer Foundation is an incredible organization and helps improve cancer care and provides assistance with costs for FDA clinical trials, identification of clinical trial options, community outreach and education. How exactly will your donations be put to use? Each month Lazarex Patients get a check so that they can access life-saving treatment. Patients with advanced-stage cancer often cannot pursue clinical trial treatments because of the financial costs to get to the research site and the strain of being away from their family’s support. These are treatments that could potentially extend a patient’s life and lead to cures for many others. Lazarex Cancer Foundation matches cancer patients with the right medical studies anywhere in the United States and helps pay for the cost of their participation including airfare, hotel and diagnostics. No other foundation helps patients and families affected by cancer in such a direct way. You can learn more about Lazarex at www.lazarex.org. In 2015 alone, Lazarex provided financial support to over 400 patients with advanced-stage cancer. To date, Lazarex patients have cumulatively lived an additional 507 years through their participation in clinical trials AFTER they were told that there were no other options. To put it simply, you're giving Lazarex patients the chance to LIVE! Thank you for anything you can give...any amount helps!! Cheers to Life!