It has always been a dream of mine to run the New York City Marathon. I have always loved to run but never this kind of mileage with this type of stamina. As my 40th birthday approaches, I thought this would truly mark the occasion for me and be my own personal gift to myself!
When thinking about what charity to run the marathon with- Sharsheret immediately came to mind. This organization is helping women younger and older than me who are dealing with Breast and Ovarian cancer and being a constant hand of support both for them and their entire family. Hebrew for the word “chain”, Sharsheret provides support for thousands of women and families facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. I know that my grandmother, who luckily survived both of these cancers would have benefited if an organization like this was around during her struggles. Sharsheret has helped friends of mine going through their own battles and challenges. I have been to many of their fundraisers and learned what a good job they are doing in their field- directing people to the right doctors, giving them "buddies" who have been through exactly what they are going through and always there for all the questions or concerns that come up when you are struck with the words "you have cancer".
I am proud to be running with Sharsheret and celebrating my health at the age of 40 while raising money for those women not as fortunate.
Please join me in supporting this very important charity that hopefully none of us will ever need to personally use.
Thank you in advance,