Friday, August 20, 2010

Race for the Cure

I will be joining the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure walk this Sept. 11th in Cleveland. I am excited to be a part of something so big to help find a cure for cancer. I signed up at the prompting of my friend Connie and formed a group called Pretty in Pink. (see the right bar). I received my "Survivor" t-shirt in the mail this week along with information regarding the day's activities and time schedules. Dave received his "Man Up" t-shirt in the mail as well and his instructions about where to meet other men in the Man Cave at Wolstein Center. I am excited that he will be joining me in this walk.

We are walking one mile in downtown Cleveland to raise funds to help research a cure for breast cancer, the disease that affects one in every 8 women. And the kicker is...the greatest risk factors for breast cancer are being female and growing older. Breast cancer knows no boundary, be it age, gender, socio-economic status or geographic location. And yes, it even affects men. Somebody has to stop this, and I plan to help out.

Please help me raise funds for a cure. As you know, I was diagnosed with breast cancer in March of 2009, and although I am through the worst of the treatments, I am dealing with drug therapy, side affects and after affects, as well as doctors appointments, blood checks and PET scans for the next 5 years.

I don't like asking anyone for money, but this is important to me. I am asking for everyone to donate just $10.00 USD. If I could get at least 20 people to donate $10.00 each, that is $200.00 towards research. $10.00 doesn't sound like much and shouldn't be a burden for one person to donate, but with thousands of people raising funds at $10.00 each from 20 people from 22 counties in the NE Ohio area ...that is HUGE!

Just click on the link on the right of this page to donate safely and securely. If you are donating a larger amount, please read the FAQ's regarding receipts for tax exemptions. You can donate to my personal fundraising efforts, or someone on my team, or just the team in general, it all goes towards cancer research and it is all greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

1 comment:

  1. I know this is near and dear to you Mindy. I'm so glad you are doing much better and that you are staying active in fighting for the cause. I do miss you dearly!
    Love, me