Melanie Powers via Crowdrise
April 01, 2013
BENEFITING: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
ORGANIZER: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013
Running the Boston Marathon is a personal goal of mine. In 2010 I was diagnosed with cervical cancer, which totally changed my world. At 30 years old no one ever expects to receive news like that. During this battle I became more aware of health and fitness and learned that I was a lot stronger than I thought I was. I became more involved with running and obstacle racing, which I fell totally in love with. Along with this turn of events in my life another tragedy struck my family. My father passed away unexpectedly at the young age of 61, 4 months ago. He was my biggest fan and life cheerleader. he always pushed me to pursue my dreams. He knew that running the marathon and crossing that finish line no matter what it took was a huge goal of mine after my diagnosis. This year I will not only be running for an amazing hospital that helped save my hearing when I was a little girl, I will be running in honor of my biggest fan, my dad. Please consider making a donation for an amazing cause! Any amount will help me reach my goal of $5000! I want to thank each and everyone of you that help make this dream of mine a reality! Running with the Mass Eye and Ear team will be something that I will never forget.
Thank You! Melanie
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary wrote -
At Mass. Eye and Ear, our focus is your quality of life. We 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.
Our physicians are more than just specialists; each is also a researcher and a teacher. These doctors don't just apply the latest advances in medicine; they invent them. Together with Mass. Eye and Ear scientists, they work tirelessly to understand the root causes of diseases that both take people's lives and rob too many others of their quality of life.
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.
Thank you for your support.