In 1982, American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) was founded to advance the simple but then-radical idea that cancer could be prevented.
AICR focused on the link between diet and cancer, and immediately began supporting cutting-edge research in this area and educating the public about the results.
Today, we continue to fund research in the field of nutrition, physical activity and cancer prevention, treatment and survival.
We interpret the results of that research, along with findings from the global scientific community, to craft reliable, evidence-based recommendations for lower cancer risk.
I believe that medical research is crucial to preventing cancer as much as possible, and when not possible, increasing the chances of survival.
Two of my dearest friends have lost their mothers to cancer. I'm running this marathon with the AICR Team in honor of both of these women who raised incredible people, and in hopes of contributing as much as possible towards cancer research.
Thank you for your support. I truly appreciate any help you can provide and can't wait for us to make a difference together!
11/19/2019 Update: I will be running in honor of Karen Jean Efron, Kathryn Fischer, Auntie Lucie, my Uncle Geoff Barnard, Mary Andorka, Sierra Morante, and Theodor Travis.