As the 3rd anniversary of Mollie's diagnosis rolled around this June, Matt and I had a serious talk about starting a foundation in Mollie's name to raise money to donate to a pediatric cancer organization of Mollie's choosing. We still intend to do this someday, but the day after this conversation I saw a post on Facebook that seemed to be speaking to us. The post, from CURE Childhood Cancer, a nonprofit that I trust and support, said
"Are you running in the ING NYC Marathon? Check out what our friends at iRunnerBlog & Brooks Sports are doing and join their fundraising team to raise $50K to support CURE Childhood Cancer!"
It just so happens that Matt had already won a spot in the New York City Marathon and was planning to start training in July. It seemed like the perfect opportunity and motivation to raise money for a pediatric cancer nonprofit organization. CURE Childhood Cancer is based in Atlanta and provides funding for childhood cancer research grants, pediatric oncology fellowships, and patient and family support and education.
We are trying to raise $2500 by November, so please spread the word and help us reach our goal! Click HERE to donate. I still need to get some better pictures on our page and hopefully figure out how to put a button on the blog.