19 MILES DOWN. $ 6,180 TO GO.
This past Sunday, I completed my longest Boston Marathon training run yet … 19 miles! I’m walking around a bit wounded after that one, but I know I’ll be ready for the marathon on April 16th
I thought the physical and mental challenge would be the toughest part of this endeavor. Instead, I’m discovering that raising awareness and $9000 for the Dana-Farber Institute is proving to be my true challenge.
The Dana-Farber Institute, was recently ranked as one of the Top 5 Hospitals for Cancer by US News & World Report. One of the many programs that distinguishes Dana-Farber from other Hospitals is their role in cancer research.
All funds – a full 100% – raised by DFMC benefit the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, widely recognized as one of the largest and most successful programs of its kind. Based on a rigorous and highly selective process, the Barr Program funds the brightest, most creative scientists making basic research discoveries that are transforming cancer treatment. Barr Investigators have made numerous major breakthroughs resulting in improved survival rates and quality of life for thousands of patients everywhere.
Barr Investigators have made, and continue to make, amazing advances in diverse areas of cancer research. For example, Kimberly Stegmaier, MD, and colleagues developed a novel approach to researching how drugs currently used for one cancer might be highly effective in treating other cancers in completely unanticipated ways. This breakthrough led to the discovery that the drug Gefitnib, used initially only for a type of chronic leukemia, could be effective for acute leukemias and led directly to a promising new clinical trial at Dana-Farber.
This is just one of valuable ways in which your donation will be spent.
Help me to meet my goal of crossing the finishing line and commitment to raise $9000 for my charity. There are two easy ways to donate: by visiting my fundraising website
http://www.rundfmc.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=484862&lis=0&kntae484862=0A59A6828D714193AFE8162647CDB999 or by sending a check, made payable to the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge, to me at 8 Pembroke Street, Apt 1, Chelsea, MA 02150.