Russ & Lisa Fleming via Crowdrise
March 11, 2012
BENEFITING: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
ORGANIZER: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon
Mileage Tracker: 26
Russ and Lisa are running the Boston Marathon again this April!!! This will be Russ's 3rd and Lisa's 15th Boston Marathon !!
This year we are raising $10,000 for Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary. They treat everything that has to do with the eyes, ears, nose, throat, head and neck - so that you and those you care about can get more out of the world around us.
This year our fundraising will be directed to research on Malignant Melanoma of the eye surface. Dr Kathryn Colby is an expert in the management of tumors on the surface of the eye and she has recently begun a study to determine if cancer stem cells play a role in conjunctival melanoma, a rare but potentially deadly eye cancer that is similar to skin melanoma. Dr Colby is currently treating our daughter Emily for corneal lacerations (an unrelated condition).
For more on Dr Colby...
Every dollar raised makes it possible for Mass. Eye and Ear to excel in clinical care, research and medical education. That, in turn, allows us to provide the finest specialty care to every person who comes through our door and to share our knowledge in order to help patients around the world.
We are so appreciative of all who have supported us over the years!!! So many have helped with donations, cheers along the route or jumped in for a few miles. Everyone's efforts help to make the marathon a great event.
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT !!!