RACING TO REGISTER via Crowdrise
November 04, 2012
BENEFITING: RACING TO REGISTER
EVENT DATE: Aug 25, 2013
Anything is Possible!
Tom has decided to “walk the walk” for TEAM RTR. As the founder of Racing To Register how could he not support the charity we started, and all of the people who have chosen to do an event through the TEAM RTR, by joining in on the fun So, he decided to enter his 3rd Ironman: Ironman Louisville to be held August 25, 2013. The race is more than a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike topped off with a marathon run. For us, we want to show everyone that as Ironman says “Anything is possible”.
Whether running a 10k, or an Ironman, we can all support the mission of Racing To Register and also inspire patients that indeed “anything is possible”. We can find more potential marrow/stem cell donors. And we can find more people to join the National Marrow Donor Registry. The page and effort is from both of us since it takes a team to do an Ironman!
And we need you. Consider:
• Only 40% of those in need find a match
• Only 30% of those in need match a family member
• There are only 9 million people in the registry, yet 300 million in the US.
• The chance of matching for minorities drops to as little as 1%.
• More than 10,000 people every year look to the registry for a bone marrow or stem cell donor as a last hope of survival.
But testing people takes money. Each “swab” kit costs $65.00. To join the registry all you do is sab the inside of your cheek with a cotton stick.
And to educate people, as well as fund our programs., it costs money. Whether it’s a gift to a sick child, or a family through RTR Cares, or uniforms for TEAM RTR, we rely on donors.
So support our effort, support Racing To Register. A gift of only $65.00 will pay for one testing kit. A gift of $25.00 will buy needed supplies for the charity. And a gift of $140.6 …..that is the distance of an Ironman!
And remember, Anything is possible!