Maryland Half Marathon & 5K
10 years. 130,000 miles. Endless impact.
We have all been impacted by the challenges that cancer provides. Sure many have succumbed to its ravages but many have triumphed. My uncle (myelodyplasia), my grandparents(breast, prostate),and even my family dog (osteosarcoma) have dealt with this struggle. Everyone is impacted deeply and profoundly. I believe a cure is near and this race is an opportunity to help in this struggle. It is easy to be cynical but I am reminded by Bobby Kennedy's Ripple of hope speech:
"It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustice. He sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest wall of oppression and resistance."
There is no greater wall of opression and resistance then Cancer and let us each do our small part!
I am running in the 10th Annual Maryland Half Marathon & 5K to raise money for the fight against cancer. 100% of every dollar I raise goes directly to the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC).
Since 2009, participants like me have raised more than $3 million to support UMGCCC’s cutting-edge care and groundbreaking research. And in honor of the race’s 10th anniversary, we’re going for a new fundraising best.
As a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, UMGCCC ranks among the top cancer centers in the country. They combine compassionate care with the most advanced treatment options available. I hope you’ll consider making a donation to fund their amazing work. Your support helps provide lifesaving treatment to UMGCCC patients and funds research that benefits cancer patients everywhere.
Make a contribution today. Together, we can move the fight against cancer forward!
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