I am a runner.
I am running the TCS New York City Marathon this year in honor of the countless cancer patients all over world. I am running for charity, and my charity partner, The James Blake Foundation, raises money to further the efforts of cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Every dollar raised advances the research, and I am a proud member of the team raising money for this wonderful foundation. Memorial Sloan-Kettering has the most advanced and largest cancer gene sequencing effort in the country. In 2015, 12,000 genes will be sequenced and in 2016, 20,000 patients will have their tumors analyzed for genetic mutations. The work they are doing allows patients to receive more precise and less toxic treatment, specifically targeting their tumors’ mutations rather than one-size-fits-all trial-by-error approach. It is amazing research, and having long lasting impacts. The Center for Molecular Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering is leading the revolution in personalized medicine based on tumor mutations.
This fundraising effort really gives more meaning to my training, and will certainly make my marathon in New York City worth so much more than just the race itself. It feels really good to give back, and support this foundation.
My fundraising platform is Crowdrise, and I have a fundraising page set up there which makes donating to this fine organization very easy. Just a few clicks, and done. I would appreciate any and all size of donations, and I thank you in advance for your amazing help.
I am continuing my amazing partnership with Angie at MarathAngBands. She hand sews amazing headbands, is a runner like me, and offered up her services to help make in impact with my fundraiser. Any donation of $10 or more will score you a FREE headband in the Stars and Stripes, or Chevron pattern seen below. As an added bonus, any donation of $25 or more will get you (2) headbands. So, what do you think? Donate today….
Every dollar helps advance research, so please dig into that pocket and give today.