Looking for new charitable donations that you can make in 2011? (that are tax-deductible if you are in the USA?) Looking to help support efforts to fund research to find ways to end the scourge of breast cancer that will impact 1 in 8 women in their lives?
If so, I'm running in the New Hampshire / Vermont Susan G. Komen 5K Race for the Cure in 3 days on this Saturday, July 23, 2011, and I'd love your support. Courtesy of the Komen organization I've got a great donation page all ready to go:
My friend Chip Griffin has very nicely kicked off my fundraising with a $100 donation (Thanks, Chip!), but I'd love any donations... $5, $10, $25, $100... or even more ;-)
Last year we walked the race as a family, even our then 1-yr-old who was in a backpack I carried. But last year we didn't have a strong connection to breast cancer other than knowing some people who'd had it.
This year it has definitely hit home with my wife's breast cancer.
This year I'm running the race... and my wife and 9-yr-old daughter are both walking. (We'll be taking turns watching the 2-yr-old.) Lori's fresh off of surgery on July 1, but she's walking 4 miles every day now and ready to do the walk on Saturday.
Through the experience of Lori's cancer, we've met so many other women who have been affected by breast cancer... we've got to figure out what's going on here and find ways to make breast cancer more like just a treatable disease that can be easily cured.
If you are open to making a donation, I'd sure appreciate it. Thanks for the consideration!
P.S. If you're wondering why I'm only now talking about the race... we weren't 100% sure we were going to do the race until last week... it all came down to how well Lori's recovery was doing.