BENEFITING: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
EVENT: 5K Corporate Challenge
EVENT DATE: May 05, 2013
John Fitzgerald wrote -
About 4 years ago I found what I thought was a pimple on my face. I kept applying ointment on it to help get rid of it, but it only got worse as time went on. Nearly 2 years later, it got to the point where it would bleed on its own. At this point, I had to see a doctor and find out how to get rid of it. The Doc did the biopsy, and come to find out it was skin cancer. As scary as that sounds, it wasn't that bad because it was the least dangerous and most common form of skin cancer that's out there. But, I was only 25, which is what worried the doctor.
After having that happen to me, I thought about all the people that don't get that lucky, that have even more severe forms of cancer. So, I decided I want to help! Me and my employees have created a team to raise money for the Leukemia and Lyphoma Society and also run a 5k half marathon. I figure with all the negative in this world, why not put some positive in it! If you're looking to make a difference, and haven't thought of anything yet, donating to a great cause or even joining our team is a great way to start! If you have any questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and read below for more information regarding the fundraiser.
Help cure cancer. Be active. Make new friends. Achieve a goal.
All of this and more is why thousands of people participate in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training® (TNT) every year. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. LLS's mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since the first funding in 1954, LLS has awarded more than $680 million in research funding.
For this year's Corporate Challenge 5K as part of the OC Marathon the Orange County Inland Empire Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is partnering with CrowdRise to encourage the entire community to unite and fundraise to help fight blood cancer in 2013. Just imagine the impact the entire community can have when harnessed to give back in a fun and compelling way!
To help you fundraise we have lots of awesome prizes (like an iPad3) for you to use to get your friends and family to donate to your fundraiser. Click here to check it out, choose a prize and email everyone you know about it.