Jodi's Climb To A Million Fundraising Page
It’s the time of year where we are raising money and awareness for pediatric cancer research via the Climb To A Million Event. This is the 4th annual event and we have raised over $1.3M for this important cause – 100% of the money goes to CURE Childhood Cancer, a local non-profit with national reach. We are targeting our dollars again this year to Precision Medicine Research.
Unlike adults, most childhood cancer patients are all treated with the same harsh treatments, like chemo and radiation. These treatments cause 2/3’s of patients to have lifelong, debilitating side effects and they don’t always work. Precision Medicine gives children the opportunity to be treated similarly to how you or I would be treated if we had cancer. Doctors would only target our mutated cells identified through genetic testing and work to destroy them.
Why isn’t Precision Medicine readily available to kids today? There are a lot of government regulations on medical testing for children. In fact, only $0.04 of every $1.00 raised goes to pediatric research. CURE Childhood Cancer works closely with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) to fund not only the research but treatments for children. It costs about $5,000 per child to do the gene sequencing of a child who has run out of treatment options. That is why we are working so hard to raise money for these kids!
Please help me raise funds for this important cause! My personal goal is $1,000 and I know that I can reach my goal with your support. There is no amount too small (or large) to give - every penny goes directly to the cause! Thank you in advance for your support!
Friends & Family Race Team & Volunteer Sign-up
The event is on August 17th in Athens, GA this year. I would like to invite you to participate in the event as a volunteer or on the Friends and Family Race/Step Team. We need fewer volunteers this year so there is no pressure to volunteer. If you would rather walk, run or climb stadiums, please contact me to register ASAP. And, yes you can bring a friend or two with you to walk/run, as long as they register.
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