Running with Travis
My brother, Travis Goodnight was a great brother who loved to joke around and was always proud of my accomplishments. He was supportive, encouraging, funny and smart. He was also a devoted dad and husband, a loving son, and a brilliant surgeon. He was only 37 when he was diagnosed with Stage IV non-small cell carcinoma of the lung. His chances for living more than 8 months were poor. As a doctor, he knew that, but he fought hard against the disease, wanting to be with his two young kids as long as he could. He even underwent some clinical trials, believing strongly that research was the way to conquer cancer. He wanted to do his part to help medical science find an answer even if that answer came too late for him. After two and half years, only four weeks before his daughter graduated as valedictorian of her high school, Travis lost his battle.
To honor my brother and help end the nightmare of lung cancer, I am running the NYC Marathon in November to raise critically needed funds for the Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF). Funds raised will support the research Travis knew was essential to advance cutting edge therapies, early detection and prevention, and ultimately provide better options for those diagnosed with lung cancer. Since its inception, LCRF has invested $33 million in lunch cancer research-the highest amount funded by a lung cancer research organization to date.
In America, more lives are lost to lung cancer than any other cancer. No family knows when it might strike them. That’s why I feel sure you are also committed to funding research to help fight this devastating disease and save lives. Please join my fundraising efforts by making a tax-deductible donation here on my LCRF fundraising page. Click "Donate To Masha" on the top right of the page.
If you prefer to donate by check, let me know and I will send you a donation form which you can complete and mail. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Your generosity brings us one step closer to better treatment options and making lung cancer survival the expectation, not the exception.
Thank you in advance for providing hope to the lung cancer community and making a difference in the lives of lung cancer patients.
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