A LONG Run to Fight Cancer

Cancer is a dirty word.  And a dirtier disease.  Sadly, most of us are impacted by cancer – either directly or indirectly.  While I’ve never had cancer (knocking on wood), I do know lots of folks who do…or have had.  My father.  My spouse.  My step mother.  One of my best friends.  A college fraternity brother who ultimately succumbed to the disease.

Fortunately, there are lots of great doctors treating people with cancer.  Lots of talented scientists trying to figure out how to prevent and cure cancer.  Lots of tremendous organizations that help cancer patients and their families.  And while you no doubt can name more than a handful of worthy cancer-related organizations, there’s one in particular that I’d like you to know about.

It’s the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.  UCF supports young adults by providing resources, information, and educational opportunities for cancer survivors.  Key among their initiatives are efforts to educate young adults in how to avoid and prevent sun damage, which could lead to skin cancer.  They also offer support for young adult cancer patients and survivors, including one-on-one and peer support groups.

As you know, fighting the fight against cancer is not cheap.  Setting aside the actual medical expenses, the costs associated with ongoing support and education can be astronomical.  And that is where Rev3 Tri comes into play.

Rev3 announced today that beginning on March 26th, the staff of Rev3 will begin an epic “Run Across America” with a goal of raising $100,000 for the Ulman Cancer Fund.  Ten folks will run the more than 3000 miles from Oceanside, CA to Washington, DC.  Along the way, they will be raising awareness, getting survivors motivated, and importantly, raising money.

More details, including a dedicated webpage, will be forthcoming.  I hope you seriously consider supporting Rev3 and the Ulman Cancer Fund during this incredible run.  I know I will be!

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5 thoughts on “A LONG Run to Fight Cancer

  1. That looks like an amazing event. Shame I’m all the way over in Oz and can’t afford to come to the US at the moment.

    My life was only recently touched by cancer. My partner was diagnosed with bowel cancer on the Monday before Christmas. It came out of the blue because she had no symptoms. She had half her bowel removed on the Tuesday and we learned on the 23 December that all the cancer has been removed and she will not need chemotherapy. Thank goodness for all the people doing cancer research (and raising money for it) so that it can be detected and treated early.

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