Thursday, April 6, 2017

Charity of the Month: Dana Farber Cancer Institure Boston Marathon Team - Runner Kimberly Markey

Charity of the Month is a way Team Tizzel is helping to support some very worthy organizations. As part of this program, we will dedicate a post to a charity that we will sponsor through the month by donating Holly's training run money.

March: In March we supported and tried our first-ever giveaway.   We were hoping to buy 10 glasses for readers through the Buy a Lady a Drink promotion but only two people took advantage.  So we donated $104 and sent out two very nice beer glasses.  You can use the link above to buy your own glass or donate directly.

April's Charity:

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston Marathon Team:  Runner Kimberly Markey

Borrowed from the Disney Parks Blog
If you are a fan of RunDisney race events you likely know Kimberly, or have noticed her.   Kimberly and friends are known for their elaborately themed costumes.  We first met Kimberly the year she ran the WDW Marathon after going through rounds of chemotherapy so she could fight breast cancer.  

You can hear her story on many running podcasts including The Marathon Show, Mickey Miles and More, and Runners of a Certain Age.   You can find her most anywhere on social media, especially at Run All the Races.

Borrowed from Facebook

Kimberly is running the Boston Marathon as part of a charity team supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.   As part of her fundraising efforts she is selling some of her Disney Race outfits to help meet her goal.  The Boston Marathon is a few days away so it would be great if we can help her meet the fundraising goal.  You can visit her Facebook page to learn more about costume sales.

From her Dana-Farber Runner Page:  My grandmother had breast cancer when she was in her 60’s. First in one breast and then five years later, it had spread to the other. My mother was diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian cancer at age 42 which eventually took her life at the age of 54. I was diagnosed with breast cancer Stage 1, HER2+ at age 41. 

I have two children and with my family history, we know my children will have an increased risk of developing cancer. I am hopeful that by the time they are adults a cure for cancer can be discovered. That’s why on April 17, 2017 I will be running the 121st Boston Marathon for Team Dana-Farber.  

I believe in a world without cancer. Please help us get there. Thank you for your support.

One hundred percent of every dollar raised by the DFMC team supports the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Check out this short video to see how funds raised through DFMC are fueling some of today's most promising basic cancer research.

Donate today on her DFMC Page.

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