I want to put an end to the suffering of prostate cancer that strikes more than 217,000 men each year and kills 32,000 others – and I need your help.
3 months ago I committed to raising money for Prostate Cancer.
2 months ago my father was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma.
1 month ago my father passed away.
It took me a while to write this. How can I possibly ask for money when I am going through something so deep, something so personal, and so traumatic. But, here goes. I am asking. This is the year of “Purpose” and I know how many people struggle with Cancer. I know how many people it effects. Because, unbeknownst to me when I signed up originally, I have been through it. Ironic really, in an awful kind of way. My father was always worried about Prostate Cancer. So were we. Whatever form of cancer someone might experience, it is miserable and I will continue to support efforts to cure this disease throughout my lifetime.
I am raising this money as a member of Team PC in a Half Ironman distance race (so called 70.3) up in Santa Rosa, known as the Vineman Triathlon, on July 15, 2012. I am not sure how this race will go. I haven’t been training near to where I have in the past, but I am racing this one on different terms. WITH PURPOSE. It is on the same course I completed an Ironman 10 years ago, with my father present every step of the way. Remembering him, I know, will propel me. I have committed.
So, I will pick myself up, stay focused and carry on.
I am now on a journey to raise money that will be used to promote greater awareness about prostate cancer, provide free testing to men around the U.S. to combat this leading men’s health disease, and advance cutting-edge research toward finding a cure.
Will you help me?
You can designate your contribution in memory of a loved one, or in honor of an individual now battling prostate cancer as well as in honor of his caregivers. And as I cross the finish line, you’ll take comfort in knowing you helped make it possible. No amount is too small.
Thank you in advance for your support.