It's Time to Fly!
Hello family and friends,
Katie and I are excited to once again join the fight against childhood cancer by participating in the Chlidren's Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) "Time to Fly" event on September 29, 2018 at Phalen Park in St. Paul, with all proceeds benefitting CCRF and its mission to fight childhood cancer.
Our team - We Are United - is comprised of our family, friends, neighbors and co-workers from UnitedHealth Group, Optum and Children's Hospital and will be representing and proudly supporting the efforts of CCRF. Our team slogan this year is once again "We are United......in the fight against childhood cancer".
We would love to have you on the team and join our family and friends in the 5K walk and/or the 1K kid's fun run. There is a link at the top of the page that will bring you to the team site and will allow you to join our team. We are looking to build a big team this year, so please consider joining us!
If you can't make it, please consider supporting the team, and more importantly the research funded by CCRF, through a tax deductible donation to help us eradicate childhood cancer. Together, our support can help bring life-saving treatments to the nearly 13,000 kids that will be diagnosed with this deadly disease this year.
What is CCRF and its mission? Children’s Cancer Research Fund provides critical funding to the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center for new cancer research and training related to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of childhood cancers and blood-related disorders. The CCRF team and their research partners have revolutionized the way childhood cancer is treated worldwide, with their investments in key research initiatives and patient care leading to innovative treatments, faster cures, new discoveries and compassionate quality-of-life programs that give hope to pediatric patients and their families. I was introduced to CCRF in 2012 and was so impressed with their passionate work and successes that I joined their board of directors in order to increase my involvement and contributions to the cause.
And you can help support us and our fundraising efforts by making a donation or joining us on event day.
**Together, we can help doctors say “we have an idea” when other doctors say “There’s nothing else we can do.”
**Together, we’ve already helped researchers make progress toward improving Hodgkin lymphoma treatment, creating better drugs for graft v. host disease, bettering leukemia therapies and much more.
**Together, we can create a world free of childhood cancer.
Whatever you can give will help - it all adds up. Thank you for supporting life-saving research and the families and children who battle cancer daily.
Learn more at ChildrensCancer.org.