This February, We have decided to take up RUNX1 Research Program's X-Out Cancer Challenge.
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).
After years of being told my son was just an easy bleeder, we were finally given a diagnosis in 2019. Runx1 Familial Platelet Disorder with predisposition to acute myeloid leukemia. In 2011 my mom was diagnosed with leukemia and received a bone marrow transplant. She has been living a healthy life and has helped us in so many ways with our recent journey. Since Runx-1 is a heredity disorder it was no surprise to find that I also carried the same condition passing it on to my son.
Having Runx-1 is way more than just being predisposed to cancer. Sometimes its a daily struggle. My son can not always participate in fun activities or sports because of the risk of bleeding. Its taking time off work and school for doctors appointments, lab work and bone marrow biospies. And the always inevitable question, where did you get that bruise.
This program has finally helped put the puzzle pieces together provided resources to prevent cancer and live healthy lives.
For the Challenge, We have decided to X-Out of our lives inactivity, sugar products, and wine for the entire month of February. We hope you'll support our health goal with a donation to our campaign. Even a small gift will help RRP get to their big campaign goal of $20,000.
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.