BENEFITING: B CURED
ORGANIZER: B CURED
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
In the past, I have run marathons in support of various charities that support cancer research to help find a cure for this terrible disease - these charities are near to my heart since I know first-hand the impact that any type of cancer can have on patients and their families. This year, I am running to support the efforts of B*CURED.
This is my first NYC marathon and I couldn't be more excited, humbled and scared all at once. But cancer is far more cruel and challenging than any marathon. I will be running this amazing race to honor my Dad who died of cancer and my amazing mother-in-law, Marlena Malas, who is fighting cancer for the third time. And, she will FIGHT like no other!
B*CURED provides grants to fund innovative brain cancer research to help eradicate this illness. Please help me support their work by making a contribution for my New York City Marathon run and together let's #BeatBrainCancer! Everyone at B*CURED has had a loved one affected by this horrible illness. Help me change the survivor statistics and give people the chance to survive brain cancer. To date, B*CURED has awarded 14 grants to researchers looking for a cure for brain cancer at nationally ranked universities and hospitals.
B*CURED is an all-volunteer 501 (c) 3 organization, founded in 2008 by Debbie Needle and Melissa Salamé and run by co-presidents Karena Bailey and Kristin Duda. All money raised goes directly to brain cancer research.