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The Race for Hope - DC raises funds to support innovative research initiatives and support services for cancer patients and their families. In the past I've walked the race in honor of my mother-in-law, my husband's aunt, a family friend, a co-worker, a classmate, a dear neighbor and my brother-in-law.
This year I am walking in support all the amazing research that is being done. Duke University is having some success using the polio virus, as seen on 60 Minutes. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/polio-cancer-treatment-duke-university-60-minutes-scott-pelley/. This groundbreaking research was partially funded by the Race for Hope.
Another breakthrough is this announcement that the FDA has approved Avastin to treat tumors. The Race for Hope played a pivotal role in developing this lifesaving drug. http://abc2.convio.net/site/MessageViewer?em_id=6476.0&dlv_id=10447&pgwrap=n
I will be keeping all of those I've lost and those still fighting in my thoughts this year during my walk.
Let's keep raising money to help find a cure so that we don't lose any more.
Please join me in supporting this cause in any way that you can.
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