Please support the Tank from my website, Steve and the Tank run against Cancer. The Tank and I are once again supporting Fred's Team. The Tank's plea is below.
Dear friends and family,
I am running the NYC Marathon again next year.
I am honored to be running for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as a member of Fred's Team to support The Aubrey Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research.
I am also running in memory of my friend and Deep Water Running Coach, Doug Stern. Doug courageously battled kidney cancer over the past few months and passed in late June. I owe him big time as Deep Water Running, running with a floatation device around my waist, helped me rehab while becoming a member of the Seven (Marathon) Continents Club. Running and fundraising is the least I can do for Doug and others like him.
At Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, doctors and researchers are working on clinical trials that have the potential to increase the survival rates. For instance, the overall survival rate of children with cancer has increased from 55% to 70% in recent years.
My fundraising minimum is $4,500 and I am almost two thirds there at $2,765. The fundraising deadline is Friday, October 19, 2007. Yes, this is before the marathon but the deadline was moved up from last year's deadline of December 15, 2006. If you wish to donate at Sloan-Kettering's secure online server, please use the following hyperlink.
If clicking the "Donate" button doesn't work, please copy and past this link https://fredsteam.mskcc.org/fundraising/Controller?action=donateForm&user_id=35640&event_id=53 hyperlink into any Internet browser.
Please feel free to share this link with friends, family, co-workers, etc.
Thank you very much for your continued support of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. See you at the finish line.
Tom with Cancer survivor Greta Waitz: