From The Co-Founder of The Fedora Chronicles: Carol Fisk...
I am writing to you to ask for your support. This
year I am participating in the Breast Cancer 3-Day, a 60-mile walk to raise
funds to find a cure for breast cancer.
Women of all ages can develop breast cancer, from teenagers to women in
their 80’s and 90’s. U.S statistics from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
Foundation (statistics supported from the National Cancer Institute, Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention and American Cancer Society) estimate
200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. There is a new
case of breast cancer diagnosed every three minutes. Breast cancer will kill
approximately 40,000 women this year. That is one person every 13 minutes.
Breast cancer is not just a women’s disease. Although rare, men are also at
risk. More than 1500 men will be diagnosed and 400 men will die from the
disease this year. There is no cure for breast cancer. Early detection and
treatment is still the best defense.
Eighty-five percent of the money raised will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast
Cancer Foundation whose mission it is to eradicate breast cancer as a life
threatening disease. Funds will go to support medical research into the
possible causes of and cure for breast cancer, to education and early
detection programs, and clinical care and support services for women with
breast cancer in communities across the country. Fifteen percent of the
proceeds raised will go to the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer
Fund, an endowment fund that will ensure that breast cancer causes will
continue to be supported irrespective of gifting in years to come. This fund
will support breast cancer initiatives including research, treatment,
prevention and education.
The walk this year is from August 4 through August 6. My goal is to raise
over $2,200 for the cause. Please help me to realize this ambitious goal. If
you could donate $50, 25, 10 or any amount it would go a long way
I thank you in advance for your support while I work hard to raise funds for
such an important cause. Walking 60 miles is nothing compared to what women
and men diagnosed with breast cancer endure.
This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to
support The Breast Cancer 3-Day
Editors Note -
All Profits from The Fedora Chronicles related material on Cafe
Press that's sold during July And August will also go to the Susan
G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation...
Products to come in the days to come... come back often...