I am running the NYC Half Marathon on March 20, 2016 to raise money for the THINK PINK ROCKS non-profit organization. I chose this group in honor of (too many) friends and family members who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and/or who carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation.
The mission of THINK PINK ROCKS is to raise awareness about early detection of and genetic testing for breast cancer and to provide funding for screening, treatment and research.
Did you know:
• A woman's risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer is greatly increased if she carries the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation (Breast Cancer gene mutation).
• Men with these mutations also have an increased risk of breast and prostate cancer.
The money raised for THINK PINK ROCKS from the NYC Half 2015 will benefit breast cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where THINK PINK ROCKS has establshed a dedicated breast cancer research fund, as well as at the Breast Oncology Center at the University of Michigan, in addiiton to providing funding for treatment.
Think Pink Rocks is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Contributions to Think Pink Rocks are tax deductable to the extent allowable by law.
Thank you for your interest in this cause, and also for considering a donation to THINK PINK ROCKS!