Thank you for checking out my Undy Run fundraising page! I am participating in the 2016 DFW Undy Run/Walk Saturday, November 12, in Arlington.
Your support means so much to me. This disease has not only affected my family, but other dear friends and their families as well. The scary thing is, colon cancer continues to be the second highest cancer killer in the US while also being one of the most preventable. My mom battled through colon cancer for 3 years, first being diagnosed in the spring of 2011. After successfully having the tumor removed from her body with surgery, the disease returned in the fall of 2012 as a later stage with a genetic mutation that prevented the majority of treatments from working. She found some success with a few drugs over the next year and a half, but the cancer never went away. She passed away on November 7, 2014.
My mom was the strongest person I've ever known, and I refuse to say that she lost some kind of battle. She didn't lose any battle; she fought until the moment she took her last breath. We lost. And we lose each time someone is taken from us by cancer. We have to do more.
The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) is working to do more, and I want to help them. Their three pillars of prevention, research, and patient support focus on making a real difference for patients, families, and the general population. Any support you can offer is much appreciated! Rest assured your gift to this organization is being used to its full potential - for the 6th consecutive year CCA has been awarded the 4-Star Charity Navigator Rating, the highest rating a charity can receive from the most trusted charity evaluator in the country. The rating methodology examines a charity's long-term capacity and financial health, and affirms CCA's accountability and transparency in operations. Donations are tax-deductible.
If you are interesting in participating in the run, please feel free to join our team! You should be able to do so by following the link on the right side of this page - Scope It Out. We'd love to have you! Our team has a variety of walkers and runners.
For more information on the Undy Run/Walk event, please visit www.UndyRunwalk.org or the Colon Cancer Alliance's website at www.CCAlliance.org.
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