BENEFITING: *Stand Up To Cancer
EVENT DATE: May 05, 2013
On May 5th 2013 I will be running the New Jersey Marathon. It did not feel right to just run this for me, so I have joined Team Stand Up 2 Cancer. This year I will be standing up for my Mom, Silvia, who is battling pancreatic cancer; for my sister, Vivian, who is a recent breast cancer survivor; for my Dad, Jose, who lost his battle with cancer on August 28th 2012; and for the countless others who also lost their lives to this disease, including my best friend Bridget and my grandmother Irma.
Cancer kills 1,500 Americans every day. That’s one person every minute. But we can change these staggering statistics if we stand up to this disease TOGETHER. Stand Up To Cancer is a charitable organization, which raises funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives. 100% of public funds go directly into research grants. Won't you stand up with me?
Please support this worthwhile cause by contributing to my personal goal of $1,000.00. You can donate online through this secure personal page. Your donation is tax deductible and could qualify for your employer’s matching gift program. Please be sure to ask.
Thank you for your consideration. And thank you for standing up with me! This is where the end of cancer begins!