BENEFITING: American Institute for Cancer Research
ORGANIZER: American Institute for Cancer Research
EVENT DATE: Apr 23, 2017
Friends/Colleagues, in April 2017 I am running the London Marathon on behalf of the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) charity with the goal to raise $5,000. AICR began in 1982 to advance the simple but then-radical idea that cancer could be prevented. Specifically, its research focuses on the links between diet, physical activity and weight management to cancer prevention and survivorship, while sponsoring important drug research as well. Without question, AICR is a leader in the field of preventative cancer research, which has proven to save lives and extend survival rates for those diagnosed with cancer.
Unfortunately, like many of us, cancer has affected me personally with several family members diagnosed with this terrible disease. Specifically, in 2012 my grandmother was diagnosed with Stage 3b non-small cell Lung Cancer, which drove me to run the New York City Marathon on behalf of Fred’s Team – Memorial Sloan Kettering’s athletic fundraising program dedicated to cancer research. After she battled through 200+ doctor appointments and 40+ radiation/chemo treatments, my family learned of a revolutionary clinical trial drug approved by the FDA (Opdivo), which not only extended the length and quality of my grandmother’s life, but reduced the expansion rate of her tumors. Fundraising is especially critical for Lung cancer clinical trials and preventative research as it’s the least funded and #1 killer of all cancers.
To assist in my efforts, I ask for your support. I’d greatly appreciate any and all donations to help reach my fundraising goal and curb the suffering cancer inflicts on millions around the world each day.
If you are a DB employee based in the United States, please ensure your impact is doubled by going to the DB Matching Website and follow the three steps below.
DB US Employee Matching Website
- Organization Lookup
- Type American Institute
- Organization Search Results
- Select ID 1602 American Institute for Cancer Research
- Submit New Request
- List Donation Amount
- Purpose: 2017 London Marathon for AICR: Chad Berner Participant
Race day: April 23, 2017