BENEFITING: COPS FOR KIDS WITH CANCER INC
ORGANIZER: COPS FOR KIDS WITH CANCER INC
EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014
EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014
Last year my family and I experienced the tragedy of the Boston bombings first hand. Ten minutes prior to the explosions I was hugging my wife and kids just before the finish line from the bleachers they were sitting in. I grabbed my son over the railing and we crossed the finish together, making a loving memory that was spoiled moments later. No more than 300 yards past the finish Anthony and I heard the first of two explosions that left us wondering if his mother and sister were safe. Thirty minutes later we were able to reunite but they were not able to escape the catastrophe of the bombs as they sat directly across the street from the devastation. Had the bombs been under the bleachers I would have lost my girls.
That day inexpressibly changed the lives of so many forever.
This year I have the great fortune of running the Boston Marathon again. This time on behalf of an organization that changes the lives of so many people for the good! The organization is Cops for Kids with Cancer (CFKWC). CFKWK is a federally recognized 501C3 not-for-profit organization that provides financial aid to families with kids stricken by cancer. In addition to the crushing emotional toll taken, there is a financial domino effect in having a child diagnosed with cancer. Most often, one parent must leave a job. Some treatments are not fully covered by insurance. It’s expensive to come to the hospital every day to be with your child – gas costs, parking fees and meals can sometimes add as much as $100 a week to a budget already cut in half. Families, once solvent, now find themselves on the financial brink.
Won’t you please standup to all that is good in this country by opening up your hearts and wallets to the Boston Marathon and CFKWC? Any size donation will make a difference and I promise to give you your money’s worth while I run 26.2 miles in your name.
To donate by credit card please click on the Donate Box or send your check made payable to: Cops for Kids with Cancer. You can mail the check to: Craig Cinelli, 290 Secaucus Rd, Secaucus NJ 07094
With sincere appreciation,
“Let’s Scrap Cancer”