Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Race for the Cure

Today is my 2nd anniversary with my wonderful wife. And to honor her, and all wives, daughters, mothers and friends, I'd like to take a moment to promote the Susan G. Komen foundation, the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures for breast cancer.

My mother has been an ardent supporter of the Komen foundation for years, after my grandmother died from breast cancer when my mom was just thirteen years old. Then, a little over a year ago, she went in for a routine mammogram and was diagnosed with the disease as well. Now, fifteen months later, after surgery and treatment, she is officially a cancer survivor, healthy as ever, a living example of just how important it is to support the advancement of research to combat this disease that affects thousands of lives every year. 

On Sunday, September 14th, I will be participating in the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Over 30,000 people will be walking to raise money for research to hopefully eradicate breast cancer once and for all. I encourage anyone and everyone to donate to this worthy cause.

On that note, anybody who makes a donation of $25 or more to the Komen foundation between now and September 14th will receive a signed Henry Parker novel. Just forward the email confirmation of your contribution and your mailing address to jason@jasonpinter.com. (and if you prefer THE MARK, THE GUILTY or THE STOLEN let me know)

To donate to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, click here. The life you help save might be someone you know.


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