BENEFITING: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
I am so excited to be running my first New York City Marathon on November 6, 2016! This is only my second marathon and I recognize how much time, sweat, and energy goes into training to run the greatest marathon in the world. However, that is nothing in comparison to what women who are fighting the battle against ovarian cancer go through. Each year, 22,280 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and 14, 240 die from this disease. My beloved Aunt, Linda Rashba, died last year due to ovarian cancer. My aunt was a nurse and dedicated her life to helping alleviate the suffering of others. She fought valiantly against this dreaded disease with her strong and determined spirit just as she lived her life. Ovarian cancer is still relatively rare and more research is needed. I am joining the fight by running the TCS New York City Marathon with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Fred's Team. My goal is to raise as much money as I can for critical cancer research led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's (MSK) doctors and researchers. The money I raise supports important studies and clinical trials at MSK to drive new, more effective treatments for cancer patients. Please give a gift to my TCS New York City Marathon Race. Your donation will help make important progress possible and improve the lives of countless patients and families.