Thank you for visiting my fundraising page. On April 20, 2020 I will be running The Boston Marathon supporting FamilyReach, a charity I am extremely proud to be representing.
Family Reach is a national nonprofit dedicated to alleviating the financial burden of childhood cancer. Working with more than 300 hospitals and cancer centers nationwide, Family Reach provides immediate financial assistance, education, and navigation to families before they hit critical breaking points. Family Reach works to bridge the gap between hospital and home, quickly providing the vital support families need to stay afloat.
I believe that every family deserves a fair shot at getting to the other side of cancer. Cancer not only effects an individual and their family from partaking in everyday normal activities and routines, but it can be financially debilitating. For a family to endure such a massive, emotional, and tragic burden is one thing, but to add finances and extreme debt to this equation can truly be devastating. Unfortunately, I am certain that many of you have been affected by cancer in one way or another, and understand the burden that cancer can have emotionally, physically, and financially. Cancer-related financial toxicity, is a real thing and affects many. Those fighting cancer can be so overwhelmed by lost income and increased out of pocket costs associated with their treatment. As a result, individuals face higher mortality rates, the inability to adhere to their treatment plans, and often times bankruptcy. However, with appropriate and successful treatment many are able to make it through treatment and become healthy and cancer free!
I am so honored and excited to be running for Family Reach in the 2020 Boston Marathon. I'm so thankful for my healthy and loving family. I can't imagine getting the news that either of my children were sick with cancer and then having all of the burdens of cancer to deal with. I know that organizations like Family Reach would be there for me and my family if we ever needed them. I can't wait to experience the upcoming months and I can't wait to share this journey with you.
I truly believe that the work that Family Reach is doing brings families together and saves them in this fight against cancer. Please join me in this fight to alleviate the financial burden of cancer and bring home those affected by cancer, happy and healthy. Thank you for your support!