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** Raising funds for Shoe4Africa! while running my FIRST MARATHON!

Hi Friends and Family,

On November 5, 2023, I will be running the 52nd TCS New York City Marathon to raise funds for East African children born into poverty and diagnosed with cancer. Shoe4Africa is committed to building the first ever Children’s Cancer Hospital in Sub-Saharan Africa (a 152-bed public facility). In this particular region of Africa, the odds are against these children. 9 out of 10 of these diagnosed children are dying because there is not a single children’s cancer hospital for the over one billion population. In the US, 1 out of 10 children die and 90% of those children are healed through cancer treatment centers just like the one Shoe4Africa will build. Please consider donating to help be an instrumental part of changing the outcome for impoverished kids suffering from cancer. 100% of the funds raised will go directly to making this hospital a reality.

As you know I had my own cancer diagnosis, treatment, surgery, and recovery last year. In November 2022 I was undergoing my last round of chemotherapy and in November 2023 I will be running my first marathon!
I was extraordinarily fortunate to have access to top notch care during my entire medical journey. It is my belief that EVERYONE deserves the same level of care I received REGARDLESS of race, ethnicity, socioeconomics, or where they live. To be able to finally run the NYC Marathon and to also raise funds to help provide cancer care to children fills me with so much joy.

I thank you in advance for your contribution and your support.
With light and love,