BENEFITING: STUPID CANCER
ORGANIZER: STUPID CANCER
EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012
How could I not want to be a part of a team called Team Stupid Cancer?!!! I'm really excited that I found this amazing organization to run with and fundraise for.
While my fundraising efforts are usually geared around Melanoma awareness and research in memory of my husband, this year i want to honor a dear friend who at 35, just a few months after giving birth to her beautiful baby girl found out she had breast cancer. She's undergoing chemo now and I know it's been rough. Sometimes I feel kind of helpless. Not sure what I can do or say to help. But i love to run and when an old H.S. friend contacted me about this opportunity i just couldn't say no.
A little about the organization: Young adults, a largely unknown group in the war on cancer, account for 72,000 new diagnoses each year. That's one every eight minutes. It's also seven times more all than pediatric cancers. This is not OK! Stupid Cancer (aka The I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation) is a non-profit organization that empowers young adults affected by cancer through innovative and award-winning programs and services. We are the nation's largest support community for this underserved population and serve as a bullhorn for the young adult cancer movement. Our charter is to ensure that no one goes unaware of the age-appropriate resources they are entitled to so they can get busy living.
So please help me reach my goal!
Thanks so much!