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October 07, 2012
BENEFITING: THINK PINK ROCKS
ORGANIZER: THINK PINK ROCKS
Mileage Tracker: 305
WE'VE RAISED $770 SO FAR.THANK YOU!! LETS KEEP GOING!
We all run the marathon for different reasons, causes & goals. Cancer has affected my family & friends in devastating ways so the fight against any type of cancer is quite dear to my heart. This year I'm running for breast cancer.
As many women do, we find lumps, bumps & worry about the terrible possibilities. Some of us are lucky, some aren't. So how do we better the chances for those who would otherwise be gravely affected?
Well, we can put our minds & hearts together to the same beat.....to the beat of hope & turn that beat into action. ThinkPinkRocks turns something we all love, music, into an instrument of action against breast cancer & that's music to my ears!
THINK PINK ROCKS is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness about early detection of and genetic testing for breast cancer and to provide funding for screening, treatment and research.
Did you know:
• A woman's risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer is greatly increased if she carries the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation (Breast Cancer gene mutation).
• Men with these mutations also have an increased risk of breast and prostate cancer. Our team will raise money and awareness for breast cancer research.
All money raised for Think Pink Rocks from the ING New York City Marathon 2012 will benefit breast cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Some members of our team have a direct connection to breast cancer, but we also have many team members who are running simply because they want to support a great cause.
Think Pink Rocks is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Contributions to Think Pink Rocks are tax deductable to the extent allowable by law.