I’ve never been to New York. I’ve always wanted to visit. Something about the energy. The lights. The snacks. The culture. Always been a place I’ve wanted to go. Fortunately, this year I am able to go and visit and party. We are 16 weeks away from the TCS NYC Marathon. Can you believe it? Training for me has started and I am really excited to see how I do out there. But beside the chance to run and be part of an amazing week in New York City, I am working to help change some lives in the process. For NYC, I am raising money for colon cancer. Another cancer that has directly changed my life and the lives of people I know personally.
As I was doing my research on colon cancer, I found some very shocking information. Did you know it is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States? Lung cancer being the first, and breast cancer being third. Shocking, right? Also one in 20 people are at risk. That’s an extremely high number. Colon cancer doesn’t discriminate against gender…men and women are equally at risk.Colon Cancer is the No. 2 Cancer Related Killer And I Want To Help Change That! Click To Tweet
I know people that have beaten colon cancer. Trust me, I’ve had the conversations about colonoscopies and all the stuff that is necessary but not very fun. Colon cancer like all cancers is not our friend. Colon cancer is one of those cancers that if not caught soon can spread…very fast.
This year, I have partnered with Fred’s Team. Since 1995, Fred’s team has raised more than 60 million dollars for cancer research and treatment. Fred’s Team is directly associated with the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK). MSK is the world’s oldest and largest private cancer institution — and is devoted to extraordinary patient care, leading-edge research, and transformative educational programs. For more than a century, MSK has been home to some of the most significant advances in cancer treatment—even for the rarest forms of the disease. I am happy to be working with them to raise $3,500.00 specifically for colon cancer.
I can’t do it without all of you, so if you want to help make an impact and make these NYC miles matter, click here to donate and spread the word. Help me help others.