Please consider helping me raise money for "I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation" aka "Stupid Cancer"as I train to run in the ING New York City Marathon on Nov 4, 2012.
I am running because I was lucky to have met a 34 year old woman, Carrie Malicki, when she came to me for her first LIVESTRONG at the Y assessment. One month after we met, Carrie asked me if I'd like to run the ING marathon with her and raise money for Stupid Cancer. I immediately said "Yes".
Carrie was diagnosed with Stage 3 Triple Negative Breast Cancer 2 years ago and from then on she has declared herself, “a cancer killing machine”. In fact, even when she was in the hospital for a 104 degree fever one Saturday, she told her doctor (after he told her that she might not be able to receive chemotherapy the following Monday) that she, “has a date to kill cancer on Monday and nothing can stand in her way”. Carrie is truly an inspiration and that is why I am so honored to have been asked to run the marathon with her.
Any amount you are able to donate is truly appreciated. My goal is $2,500.
Thank you for your support!!!
BENEFITING: I 2 Y - I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation Inc
ORGANIZER: I 2 Y - I'M TOO YOUNG FOR THIS! CANCER FOUNDATION INC
EVENT: 2012 ING New York City Marathon - $1 Mil a Mile
EVENT DATE: NOV 04, 2012
FUNDRAISING MINIMUM AUTHORIZED: $2,500.00
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, iy) 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.