Sponsor me in the upcoming Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K.
I’m walking the 10K on March 29. I walked it last year and promised that I would run it for cancer patients and survivors this year.
While I’ve dropped almost 30 lbs. in the last year, that’s not quite enough to make it feasible for me to run the course. So, I’m walking again. I may run part of it. But no promises.
But here’s the thing.
I’m a 24-year cancer survivor. Over the years I’ve looked for opportunities to be a support and encouragemen to other cancer patients.
I know that when I was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 32 that in the not too distant past the mortality rate had been much higher. But I was fortunate that mine was caught and treated early. Today, the survival rate is almost 95%. Still, as with all types of cancers, early detection is important.
The older I get, the more I hear that someone has lost the battle with cancer. I hate that, and that’s why I want to do what I can to make a difference.
More funding for research and treatment is needed. And it doesn’t need to come from the government.
Every penny of that will go towards research at VCU Massey Cancer Center.
Can you help? Have one less latte this week. Or skip the Krispy Kremes.
You’ll feel better. In a lot of ways.
Click here to support me in The Massey Challenge.