April 27th: Colon Cancer Alliance Undy 5000
by Alan Bedenko (@BuffaloPundit) - posted 7:30 am, April 18, 2013
Last month, I wrote about my wife’s successful battle last year against colon cancer. The only reason why it was successful is that she was screened in time. Had we waited even a few months, her result may have been radically different.
She is now committed to helping raise money for the Colon Cancer Alliance. On April 27th the 2013 Buffalo “Undy 5000” will be run in Delaware Park, and she and my older daughter will take part. She is raising money for colon cancer research via this page, and if I’ve ever made you think, laugh, or angry via this blog, I humbly ask you to donate whatever you can – however small.
Your response so far has been incredible. We’re both so very grateful for people’s generosity. Amazingly, her original fundraising goal was $1,000 – she’s now raised $2,775, thanks to you. We’ve upped the goal to $3,000, and there’s another week or so to go.
Your donation is 100% tax deductible. If you don’t or can’t, I understand, but I urge you to take colon cancer seriously. If caught early through a colonoscopy, it could be the difference between life and death. Here’s where the money that’s raised will go – to advocate, to promote and to expand access to screening, to educate, and for cancer research.
Every day is a gift. Thanks for reading and for considering this.