James Patchett via Crowdrise
October 02, 2012
EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013
Mileage Tracker: 228
Candace and I are running the NYC Marathon together in November, and we are excited to support a charity that has significance to both of us. My Great Grandmother Mortensen died of breast cancer, and her daughter (my dad's mom) had to take a semester off from college to come home to help look after her younger brother and sister. My grandmother lived her entire life worried that she too would fall victim to the disease. Candace's grandmother also passed away from breast cancer and her mother is a survivor.
I am extremely proud to run the NYC Marathon in support of this cause.
The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, Inc. will support both new and established researchers at University Hospital and Medical Center at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and other outstanding Academic Institutions, investigating the causes, prevention and treatment of breast cancer.This research will include-but not be limited to-studies of the genetic, molecular, cellular and environmental factors involved in the development and progression of breast cancer; application of the knowledge thus gained to educate medical professionals and increase public awareness for the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer; and studies of the outcomes of breast cancer detection and treatment on the patient, their families and society.