The running community has a special bond that when one of our fellow runners is in need of our support we pull together in big ways. Here is a great opportunity to pull together once again and help.
I was introduced to this fundraiser by one of my colleagues at work. Her cousin Caroline is battling Inflammatory Breast Cancer and the family has organized a fundraising drive to help raise funds for the Jimmy Fund, benefiting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Those wishing to partake will run a virtual 5K on the 4th of July; a great way to raise some funds and log some miles in so doing. I’ll likely be racing my virtual 5K somewhere on the South Shore of Massachusetts as part of Caroline’s Crusaders against IBC and encourage you to sign up for the event.
Caroline was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) in December. IBC is a rare form of breast cancer, comprising about 1-5% of cases. As is common with IBC, the cancer cells originating in the breast tissue had spread to the skin and nearby lymph nodes by the time of Caroline’s diagnosis. The cancer had also metastasized to a small area in her pelvic bone.
Caroline ran the 2014 Boston Marathon for Dana-Farber and now as someone battling cancer herself this cause is even more personal and I hope you’ll consider joining me in supporting this cause. You can sign up by clicking the Join Our Event button on this page and additional details about the virtual 5K will be sent along as the date draws closer.