Making Her Run Count!
Liz Jaroscack has lost friends and family to cancer but she's not letting it slow her down.
Liz called us at the Cancer Research Foundation and asked if she could dedicate her run in this weekend's Shamrock Shuffle to the Cancer Research Foundation and ask her friends to support her effort by making donations in her name to the CRF.
Liz explained her support for our cause:
I come from a rather large family. As an unfortunate result, I have been affected by numerous forms of cancer from skin cancer, to breast cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer to name a few. I have seen loved ones fight and lose a long battle, I have seen others learn they have cancer and pass away within months, and less often I have seen family members beat the odds celebrate 20 years of remission. By supporting cancer research I hope more people fall in that third category.
This year I am celebrating the beginning of the running season, by raising money for the Cancer Research Foundation, and I ask you to do the same. Thanks for your support!"
If you would like to make a contribution in support of Liz's run, please click here and put "Liz's Run" in the "tribute" section.
If you would like to support the Cancer Research Foundation by dedicating a run or simlar event to supporting cancer science, please contact us at email@example.com or give us a call at 312-630-0055. We are still looking for runners to join our TEAM CRF Chicago Marathon Team this spring and summer!
"I owe a great deal to the Cancer Research Foundation for giving me a head start. This financial help made the difference between my getting a fast and successful start, and my other wise struggling to obtain the necessary funds to get my research program started."Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology and Human Genetics University of Chicago
April 30, 2010