Progress update: I MADE IT! It's been a HOT month but running for a reason was worth every sweaty minute & mile. I've completed 55.81 cumulative miles towards my 50 mile goal for August, still a few days left... I'm going to keep going! Help me reach my $1,000 goal! Please share this fundraising link on your social media! Donate now through Sept 6.
Hello dear family and friends,
I am writing to let you know that I am participating in a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society (ACS). I heard about a "Run 50 Miles in August for Cancer" with the ACS through a friend but the platform for that particular challenge is solely via Facebook. I want to reach more than just those who use social media so I have created this fundraiser via the ACS website with the same goal.
I am committing to running a minimum of 50 miles in the month of August and I hope to raise more than $1,000 for cancer research.
However, I cannot do this without your help!
As many of you may remember I was very active in fundraising for ACS during my college years. I attended and helped plan several Relay for Life events, coordinated other ACS fundraising efforts (sales of hand-knitted hats, baked goods, books, etc. at athletic events, church and so on). However, marriage and motherhood have kept me busy over the past few years, causing me to fall away from my passion to fundraise and advocate for those in need.
Everyone in some way has been affected by cancer. I personally know those who have been diagnosed with cancer, shared the joy of those in remission, and/or mourned the loss of those who fought the good fight but lost their battle.
I am writing to ask for your monetary donation for cancer research, education, advocacy, and the physical and mental health needs of those whose lives have been affected by this evil we call CANCER. I am also asking you to join me in my efforts and share this link with your family and friends (via Facebook, email, text or other social media platforms). Challenge yourself and others to walk, run, swim or bike 50 miles in August. Your body and mind will thank you! Please reach out to me if you have any questions on how to donate or how to share this link with others to spread the word.
Donations may be made now through Sept 6, 2021. Thank you!
As my dear late friend JD would say
"LOVE THE LIFE YOU LIVE"
In Christ, DeAnna Mathias