Dear family and friends,
We all continue to face uncertain times and challenges in the midst of COVID-19 - unfortunately, some more than others.
Cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers are a part of the vulnerable population impacted by COVID-19. The more stories I hear of delayed chemotherapy treatments and the anxiety of dealing with the looming threat of another potentially fatal disease on top of a current diagnosis, I can't help but wonder the support cancer patients and families are going to need as our country looks to recover -- specifically, access to affordable and comprehensive health care.
Like many across the country, cancer patients are also feeling economic stress in the wake of the pandemic. In a recent survey by ACS CAN, 38% of cancer patients and survivors reported that COVID-19 is having a notable effect on their ability to afford their care.
If you’re able to give, I’m asking you to help me support the unseen victim of COVID-19 by helping us at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the nation's leading cancer advocacy organization, to advocate for critical research funds and access to health care that are vital for cancer patients and survivors, now and in the times to come.
I'll be running and biking 150K to raise awareness of the 150,500 individuals who will be diagnosed with cancer this year in Florida alone.
Every little bit counts toward helping save lives from cancer. If you're unable to donate, please share or comment on my post and help me raise awareness.
You can follow along on my miles by adding me on the Nike Run app.
If you'd like me to run in honor of a cancer patient, survivor or loved one who lost their battle to cancer, include their name and story in the comment box when you donate and I'll dedicate a mile in their honor.