BENEFITING: *Stand Up To Cancer
ORGANIZER: *Stand Up To Cancer
Cancer takes one person every minute. There are more than 100 types of cancer, and any body part in any person can be affected. This year 1.66 million people have been diagnosed with cancer. How many people do you know who have had life altering, and more often than not, deadly disease. Cancer affects everyone, the person diagnosed and the family and friends of that person. Who do you know who has been affected?
I have recently become a member of Stand Up 2 Cancer which is an organization is a groundbreaking initiative created to accelerate innovative cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. For the next couple of months, I have dedicated my mind and body to help find a cure for these terrible diseases. I am running for people who can't. The pain that I will go through during training is not comparable to the pain the people with cancer and their families face on a daily basis.
I lost my grandmother to cancer, and my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer. He is thankfully still with us today, but I have seen what cancer can do, physically, mentally, emotional and financially. It would be an amazing feat if this disease would no longer be commonplace in our society.
I invite you to be part of my goal in raising funds for this spectacular organization. No amount is too small. Anything that you can contribute is helpful. I promise you, there is no better feeling than knowing you were a part of an amazing mission that successfully helped so many people.
Thank you for your support, and I will see you at the finish line.