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I’m so excited Mark and I are participating in the 2020 NYC Marathon in honor of my late sister, Juli (who succumbed to cancer in 2010).

We will be raising money for a wonderful organization called shoe4africa to build the first pediatric cancer hospital in Tanzania, Africa.  The facility will be named after my sister, “The Shoe4Africa Juli Anne Perry Children’s Cancer Hospital”.   Juli led a remarkable life of service and her legacy is still an inspiration to me!  Not only did she run the NYC marathon in between her chemo treatments, but she also took numerous trips to Africa where she became passionate about helping the African children.

The link between cancer and these children is therefore a natural progression of her vision.  This cancer hospital will be the largest on the continent of Africa and will treat hundreds of children each year.  In the U.S., children with cancer have a survival rate of 8 out of 10.  In Africa, that rate drops to a staggering 1 out of 10.  Please help by donating to this incredibly worthy cause so that together we can save children’s lives and honor Juli. Your tax deductible donation will make a real difference.

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