Dear family and friends,
my mom Caroline and I would like to ask for your support as we begin to train for the Oct. 2019 Chicago Marathon as members of Team Imerman Angels.
On July 12, my dad Jim had surgery for and was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer. He is now midway through his chemotherapy treatments and participating in a yearlong immunotherapy clinical trial. With the help of his amazing medical team, supportive co- workers, family and friends, he‘s remaining positive as he battles toward restored health.
During the past few months, we have become aware of a resource for cancer patients and their caregivers called Imerman Angels. Cancer fighters, survivors and their caregivers are paired with "Mentor Angels" who have traveled the same road and are able to offer one-on-one support.
Imerman Angels was chosen by the Bank of America 2019 Chicago Marathon to be an official Charity Partner. Team members receive marathon training and support as they prepare for the event and participate in fundraising for Imerman Angels.
Cancer affects not only the patient but their caregivers and loved ones as well. We believe in the mission of Imerman Angels that “no one should face cancer alone.”
Our joint fundraising goal of $2,500 will provide support to cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers across the country.
In 1999, I was only 2 years old when i cheered for my mom Caroline ( a member of Team in Training-Leukemia & Lymphoma Society) at the finish line of the Honolulu Marathon. Nineteen years later, the effects of cancer is now very personal to us. We hope to cross the finish line together as members of Team Imerman Angels in support of Jim and all those effected by this terrible disease.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering a donation to our fundraising page
Tony and Caroline Orfei