Announcing the CRF 2012 Chicago Marathon Team
Team CRF 2012 is underway! We are pleased to announce that the Cancer Research Foundation is an official contributing charity for the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Even better, Dr Sam Volchenboum, our inaugural team member from the 2011 Marathon, has chosen to once again run in support of the Cancer Research Foundation. Last year Sam finished with a personal best time, a qualifying finish for the Boston Marathon and an impressive amount of funds raised for the Cancer Research Foundation. This year he hopes to beats those records!
We are looking for runners to join Sam in his training and fundraising efforts! If you have registered for the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon but have not chosen a charity to support we ask that you consider becoming part of Team CRF. Runners supporting the CRF are encouraged to train with the Chicago Area Runners Association but are welcome to train alone or with other groups as well. Together with the Cancer Research Foundation, you can support new sciences directed at battling cancer, fund young scientists searching for new breakthroughs and help senior scientists poised on the brink of discovery! Providing support to potential breakthroughs in cancer treatments and cures is a great motivator to drive you to the finish line. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 312-630-0055 for more information.
Not a runner but still want to be involved in the marathon effort? Click here to sponsor Sam or to donate in honor of the team.
Special thanks to the Chicago Area Runner's Association. CARA provides running programs to help runners achieve their goals, from beginners to seasoned road warriors. All TEAM CRF runners are encourged to participate in CARA's 2012 Summer Marathon Training Program.
"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