Hello friends and family,
I am writing to you today to let you know that I will be participating in the Second Annual Raveis Ride + Walk on October 1st, 2017 in support of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation! I will be walking 5 miles and trying to raise at least $1,000 in support of this wonderful charity.
By supporting me in this event you can have a direct impact on funding for cancer research. All proceeds from the event will go towards the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Last year, with the money that was raised from the event, Damon Runyon created the William Raveis Charitable Fund Fellowships, which provided two very deserving scientists with 4-year grants to continue on with their groundbreaking research. To accelerate breakthroughs, the Damon Runyon Foundation provides today's best young scientists with funding to pursue innovative cancer research. They believe that in order to find new cures for cancer we need scientists who will approach this challenge with groundbreaking ideas. They fund young scientists who have the creativity and drive to radically transform cancer prevention, detection, and treatment.
Like so many of us nowadays, cancer affects me personally. Two of my close friends had devastating cancers (Stage IV Melanoma and Small Cell Lung Cancer). I did everything I could to help them by performing intensive internet research to educate us as well as providing plenty of home-made organic meals, which I strongly believe in. One of the two friends is safe after 10 years. We lost the other.
Funding for cancer research is critical because the statistics are alarming (1 in every 2 men and1 in every 3 women in the US will get cancer in their lifetimes)
You can choose to support me in this cause by:
A. Joining My Team
- Go to https://www.raveisridewalk.com/ILEANAsTEAM
- Click “Register now”
- Choose your participant type (5K, 12M ride, etc) select “Join a Team”
- Select “Ileana’s Team”
- Complete the rest of registration and you are all set!
"I hope you can support us all in fighting cancer through this groundbreaking research. See you at Calf Pasture!"
B. Or you can make a donation on my page here: https://www.raveisridewalk.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=3156