Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Join Us in the Race for the Cure
I'm writing now to ask for a small favor. Not for me, but for the millions of women diagnosed with breast cancer. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. That means it is likely you know someone who has been diagnosed – perhaps you or your spouse, a relative, coworker, neighbor or friend – someone in your life’s circle who has heard the words, “You have breast cancer.”
A diagnosis of breast cancer affects more than just the patient. When someone we love is diagnosed, we all are affected. Families work doubly hard to keep homes running smoothly while their loved one goes through treatment. Businesses struggle, not only to support their coworker, but also to fill the gaps in productivity. Breast cancer doesn’t care – so we have to care!
A big part of being human is to care about the state of our world, and to take steps to make it a better place. We are charged with the task of doing tikkun olam, or repairing the world. I am proud to share in humanity’s responsibility to heal, repair and transform the world.
So, on September 9, 2012, I will join thousands of others playing a part in the annual Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure. Please make a donation on my behalf, and consider joining my team to run with me. You will be supporting local breast cancer screening, treatment, education and outreach along with national peer-reviewed research programs that will lead us to the cure.
My goal is to raise $5000 this year. Please help me reach that goal with your financial support. Whether you donate $5 or $500, each gift from you, your family, and friends is greatly appreciated and helps in the fight to eradicate breast cancer.
There are two convenient options to help you contribute. Online donations are simple through Komen Greater NYC’s secure website. Please go to my fundraising page and make a tax-deductible donation online at http://www.komennyc.org/goto/bobwellsfitness -- click on “Donate.”
Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure
P.O. Box 9223, GPO
New York, NY 10087-9223
Please make your check payable to: Komen Greater NYC/Race and add my name in the memo so that I will be credited for your donation.
Thank you in advance for your support.