"Together for a Cure" is a team devoted to raising money for the CANCER RESEARCH INSTITUTE INC.
My Personal Commitment:
As team captain, I will personally match the largest donation amount given to me. For example, if the largest donation is $50, I will donate $50. I will be donating this amount before the race, so I will donate my portion on November 9th. I will donate this amount to the team member with the lowest donation raised as of that point.
Cancer has affected my family and I very personally, and I believe that it affects everyone at some point or another. Thank you so much for visiting my story page, and also for any donations you give, whether it be $10 or $1000.
Together for a Cure:
On November 11th, 2012, we will be participating in various distances in the Kakeroma Half Marathon event. Kakeroma is a small island off of the slightly larger island called Amami Oshima. These islands are located in Southern Japan. We will be raising money to donate to the Cancer Research Institute, a creditable Non-Profit Organization devoted to funding research efforts for “the treatment, control, and prevention of cancer.”
Megan - Running the 5K! (lives in Amami, Japan)
JoAnn - Walking the 5K! (lives in Indiana, U.S.A.)
Roger - Running the 10K! (lives in Indiana, U.S.A.)
Carson - Running the half marathon! (lives in Amami, Japan)
Seido - Running the half marathon! (lives in Amami, Japan)
There are millions of people worldwide diagnosed with some form of cancer every year. In Japan, there were 353,499 deaths in 2010 due to cancer. This means one person every 2 minutes died from cancer. This year, 577,190 Americans are expected to die from cancer. This means about 1,500 deaths per day, 62 people each hour, one person per minute. Cancer accounts for one out of every eight deaths worldwide. In 2008 alone, there were an estimated 12.7 million deaths due to cancer.
Our group wants to raise money toward researching the causes and cures for this deadly disease. Cancer affects every family, and many people are at risk of getting cancer in the future. With your donation, not only are you helping increase the chances of survival for those already diagnosed, but you are also increasing your own.
I urge you to donate. If everyone, including those of you who are not as financially stable, donated only $5 (500 yen), we could raise thousands of dollars toward cancer prevention and cure research.
Cancer Research Institute: (English)
Cancer Statistics in Japan: (Japanese)
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