Together We Will Finish Breast Cancer - PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR SUPPORT
Following the loss of my Mom 12 years ago to breast cancer, I began supporting The DONNA Foundation through volunteering and fundraising efforts. I wanted to do everything that I could to help support the women/men/families dealing with this disease. The more I became educated and involved with the foundation, the more startling the statistics about this disease became. At least 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime! I know MY chances are certainly increased due to family history/genes, and I have to take additional precautions to ensure early detection. And while I have a solid income and health insurance to help deal with such a diagnosis, I can't even imagine what someone goes through when they don't have that financial stability to lean on. The financial burdens that accompany breast cancer treatments can be crippling!
The DONNA Foundation was created to provide financial assistance and support to those living with breast cancer. Did you know that nearly 75% of breast cancer patients contemplate modifying or skipping their medication or treatment to save money...and 41% actually do it?!?! Could you imagine having to make that choice for you, or for a loved one? And close to 47% of families living with breast cancer are using their retirement account to pay for out-of-pocket expenses...26% even resorted to paying for treatments with their credit card!! That is completely unacceptable! Those numbers fuel MY mission to do ALL that I can to raise awareness for the foundation, and to raise funds to support these families during their time of DESPERATE NEED.
Through the DONNA CareLine, families receive a range of services aimed at alleviating these types of challenges. The DONNA Foundation has helped nearly 14,000 families face their diagnosis. Their motto is helping those affected move to a place of love, instead of a place of fear. What's not to LOVE about THAT?!?!
While I work to support Donna and her foundation throughout the year through various efforts, one of my MOST favorite events (by far) is the annual “26.2 with Donna, the National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer”. If you ask anyone who's participated in DONNA marathon weekend, they'll tell you it's a weekend filled with unconditional love and support!. It's not just about being together, but pushing each other to RUN a little faster, WALK a little longer, and GIVE a little more, because TOGETHER WE CAN, AND WE WILL!!
Due to COVID-19, this next year's marathon weekend events will be held virtually (like many other race events globally). The slogan this year therefore is "Everywhere Together", as we can all do our part from EVERYWHERE to FINISH BREAST CANCER! I am reaching out to YOU for support! This Season, I Am Asking For Your Help To Raise $3000 for The Donna Foundation. The needs of The DONNA Foundation continue to expand, and I know that with the help of "my Donna support nation", we can achieve this goal.
PLEASE join me in supporting The DONNA Foundation. Together we WILL finish breast cancer.
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