Greetings! Welcome- and thank you for visiting my fundraising page! I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to bring together two great passions of mine here: running and advocating for a cause that is close to my heart. Ever since I first ran the unforgettable and powerfully moving course of Marine Corps Marathon in 2015, I have ached to return and give meaning to the miles by running it for a charity cause once again! This time, I will be gratefully running each of the 26.2 miles to raise awareness for and attention to supporting the all-important field of cancer research, one that is near and dear to my heart and too many others'. I, like many, have had dear family member's lives cut short or at least touched by the swift devastation this disease brings, and I witness its toll on patients and their loved ones all-too-often in healthcare. It is my hope, that by supporting foundations such as the National Foundation for Cancer Research, we can educate our society and the rising generation about potential cancer prevention strategies, early detection, and optimize diagnosis outcomes through early interventions.
There is so much hope as new advances are made in this field, and the more we can support research investigating cancer's pathology, the more we can learn how to more effectively prevent and advance current treatments to fight against this disease!
Thank you for your generosity to this cause-everything and anything you can contribute counts! I will be dedicating MCM 2019 and each mile most especially to my beloved family members who have suffered from cancer, and all others whose lives are touched by cancer, as well as each of you and those you donate in honor of.
St. Gianna, patron saint of physicians and cancer patients, pray for us!
*(below, more about the foundation you are supporting here and what they are doing to help):
[Play4TheCure is the sport fundraising program for the National Foundation for Cancer Research which provides funding worldwide to the best scientists to enable cutting edge research that other large cancer organizations can’t and won’t fund. Play4TheCure inspires athletes and their teams to leverage their passion for sports to “Play4” loved ones affected by cancer and encourages them to actively participate in working to fund cancer research to make a difference.
The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides scientists in the lab the funding they need to make game-changing discoveries in cancer treatments, detection, prevention and ultimately, a cure. NFCR has distinguished itself in the cancer research sector by emphasizing long-term, transformative research often overlooked by other major funding sources. With the help of more than 5.2 million individual donors over the last 45 years, NFCR has delivered more than $360 million in funding to public education and cancer research leading to several important, life-saving discoveries.]
Learn more about NFCR and Play4TheCure at https://www.nfcr.org/