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Carla Giugale
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Thanks for visiting my page! As many of you know, I am training to participate in the Marine Corps Marathon on October 30, 2016, to benefit the American Institute for Cancer Research. Team AICR is raising money for vital cancer research and education. If you're interested, read below for the reasons why I'm running. To make a donation, click the link on the first box to the left that says "make a gift." Thanks so much for your support! 



Not knowing what I'm getting myself into
Not knowing what I'm getting myself into


Abuela Alicia (encouraging me to live on the wild side)
Abuela Alicia (encouraging me to live on the wild side)

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Why I'm running
Candidly, I do not like asking for money. I know everyone has causes they support and asking you to divert your money from them to a cause of my choosing seems presumptive. So let me tell you why I am asking you to do so anyways. It's simple.

(1) My abuela, the rock of the Giugale family, passed away from cancer in 2012. She was one of the strongest women I knew. If I can garner half of her strength for this race, it will be the easiest 26 miles anyone has ever run.

(2) Best friends, friends of friends, family of friends have all been affected by cancer to some degree. Watching how they carry themselves through these difficult times has taught me a lot. I'm constantly inspired by their courage.

AICR also does some incredible work. Here are the highlights:

AICR funded research has shown that 30% to 40% of all cancers are directly linked to the foods we eat, the exercise we get and how well we watch our weight. What this means is that we have the potential through our daily food and lifestyle choices to make a major impact on the cancer risk we each face in our lives.

With more than 1.2 million new cancer cases in the U.S. each year, and more than 500,000 cancer deaths annually, programs that can produce even a small reduction in cancer rates offer enormous savings in lives, suffering and medical expense. AICR has been at the forefront of providing education programs and materials to help people learn how to make changes for lower cancer risk.

Please join the fight against cancer by making a donation to Team AICR. No donation is too small for this great goal!

by Carla Giugale on Sun, Aug 14, 2016 @ 2:12 PM

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