Many of you may not know this, but I have a rare disease. I have a genetic mutation called RUNX1, a gene associated with the rare blood cancer MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome) that my dad passed away from in 2014. This February, I have decided to take up RUNX1 Research Program's X-Out Cancer Challenge.
For the Challenge, I've decided to X-Out Netflix for the entire month of February. I hope you'll support my health goal with a donation to my campaign. I chose $180 as my goal because "18" is a number that means "chai", or "life" in Hebrew. Even a small gift will help RRP get to their big campaign goal of $20,000.
The Challenge Campaign is designed to promote healthy habits while raising both awareness and funds for programs and research towards finding a cure for the inherited blood cancer predisposition, RUNX1 Familial Platelet Disorder (RUNX1-FPD).
Thank you! To learn more about the RUNX1 Research Program, visit www.runx1-fpd.org.
The RUNX1 Research Program's main goal is cancer prevention. Individuals with RUNX1-FPD are 30x more likely to develop blood cancer than the general population. RRP invests in trying to understand why some patients never get sick while others do. Nearly all cancers have an environmental component, so the potential for prevention exists. It is well-established that moving more, eating healthier foods and living lower-stress lives contributes to better health outcomes. Positive habits of body and mind are tangible ways to help improve your health and stave off cancer.