Leah Sinclair's Story

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Mrs. Leah Sinclair
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Goal: $2,500.00
Achieved: $640.00

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Colored tutu represents all of the cancers that have affected my life
Colored tutu represents all of the cancers that have affected my life

I am training to participate in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 13, 2013 to benefit the American Institute for Cancer Research. This is my second time running for AICR and 3rd time running in the Chicago Marathon. 

As you may already know, my mother Cheryl was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic breast cancer in September of 2010.  In November of 2012, she tragically lost her courageous battle to this vicious disease.  She was my rock, my hero, my role model!  Because of her, I am inspired to turn tragedy into triumph, as she often strived to do in her work with students.  I am devoted to raising money on her behalf and for all of your loved ones (or maybe even you) who have been diagnosed with cancer.  I am committed to sharing what I have learned from my journey in understanding cancer. 

Through my research, I have come to find that 30-40% of cancers are preventable through nutrition, physical activity, and weight management.  As it turns out, this information was funded by the American Institute for Cancer Research.  I believe it is important for us to research ways to prevent cancer, as well as to research its cures, which is why I am supporting AICR.

I know my family's story is not unique. Cancer has touched many peoples' lives, probably yours.  I also know how heart-wrenching it is to watch someone you care about physically, mentally, and emotionally fight cancer.  This is why I know the daunting task of running 26.2 miles pales in comparison to the uphill battle that my mom and millions of people alike have had to climb in their war against cancer. 

I won't let my mom's fighting spirit die with her.  I am determined to carry on her legacy.  I am committed to work towards a cancer free world.  Are you?

Please join me in the fight.  No donation is too small for this great goal!


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