May 7, 2008: Donations welcome for cancer fight
To The Editor:
On Sunday, June 8, my four-year-old daughter, Kathryn, and I will be participating in the 21st annual American Cancer Society GWB Challenge alongside my family and other participants in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Many people will be walking, running and even riding their bicycles to help raise money towards the ACS Mission and helping to find a cure for cancer.
Kathryn and I are walking in honor of my 26-year-old brother, Jimmy, who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in December. Jimmy is currently going through treatment and is preparing for a stem cell transplant.
I am asking you kindly if you would help us raise money to help bridge the gap between cancer and a cure. If you would like to help, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail a check or money order made payable to American Cancer Society to American Cancer Society, 20 Mercer Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601, Attention: GWB Challenge (please reference Kathryn McMillan or Uncle Jimmy’s Courage). You can also donate directly by going to the website www.community.acsevents.org/gwbchallenge and find our team, “Uncle Jimmy’s Courage.”
In addition, I will be wearing a shirt on the day of the walk with names of people that I know that are fighting cancer, survived cancer or lost their battle to cancer. If you know of someone and would like to donate $2 for each person to the American Cancer Society, I would, with great honor, add their name to my shirt. If you would like to do same, send to me $2 and the name of person to P.O. Box 2, Halcottsville, NY 12438.
I would also like to say thanks to everyone who is praying for my brother and family and your kind words and well-wishing. It means a lot to us.