BENEFITING: Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
This fundraiser is to raise money for ovarian cancer research. My aunt Maria Oliveira passed away at the age of 22 from this terrible disease. Although she left this earth before I was born I feel a unique bond and draw strength from her constantly. She was my mother's best friend and a vital part of my family, so much so that her memory is still alive even after being gone for 24 years. My mother and I want to raise money and make a donation to the American Cancer Society in Maria's name. My mother Philomena and I will be competing in the New Bedford Half Marathon this upcoming March. We are hope to raise 1,500 dollars by then. Although Maria is no longer with us her strength and grace live on. Gone but never forgotten help us raise money so we can put an end to this terrible disease.