So as I mentioned in a previous post– I signed up to run my first 5K (another Bucket List item) along with a group of friends under the team name: LOVE FIT LIFE :
PADRES 5K Run/Walk in Honor of the Courage & Spirit of Children with Cancer and their Families
I found out after signing up officially today- that I can make my own page and raise money for the children with Cancer and their families. SO of course I set a goal to raise $200.00! Currently I’ve raised a total of $50.00- and I would be super happy to reach $200.00 before June 24th- or hopefully raise OVER $200.00!
PLEASE VISIT MY DONATION PAGE AND SUPPORT THIS GREAT CAUSE
I feel it is very important to inform you on the details of the PADRES Parents Against Cancer (Contra El Cáncer) foundation with you a little more. Here is their Mission Statement:
PADRES Contra El Cáncer is an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with cancer and their families. While primarily oriented to the Latino community, PADRES’ programs, activities and services benefit childhood cancer patients and their families from all ethnic and economic backgrounds so that NO FAMILY IS TURNED AWAY and all services are FREE.
This is their PURPOSE:
Founded in 1985, PADRES brings together children, families, healthcare professionals and community leaders to promote a comprehensive understanding of childhood cancer and other blood disorders, as well as effective methods for their treatment. Located at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, PADRES currently remains the only Latino organization of its kind operating within the United States. PADRES’ unique and inclusive program model is premised upon the delivery of a health and education curriculum designed to be culturally-relevant, family-centered and community-based. To learn more about PADRES’ life-saving mission, please visit www.IAmHOPE.org.
Actress Eva Longoria was the first national spokesperson for this organization. She was recently quoted stating, “I’m blessed to be a part of PADRES. Being with these children was the highlight of my month. They have so much energy and enthusiasm. They appreciate the very breath that they take, reminding me of the importance of taking life day by day.”
So please DONATE if you can- whether it be $1 or $25 – anything is worthwhile for children with Cancer and their families. THANK YOU!