As most of you are aware, I have been fighting cancer since 2001. A huge thank you to all the wonderful doctors and nurses at the North Shore Cancer Center. It is because of the great care that they provided that I am still around to ask you to support me in my annual fundraising efforts.
Team Kathie Mitchell began walking in 2004, and since then we have raised over $345,000 for the benefit of the North Shore Cancer Center. Last year members of our team did a virtual walk and we raised over $13,000. We lost a very valuable member of our team in December of 2019 and we planned on walking last year in his honor. Since there wasn't a physical walk last year and we are doing a virtual walk again this year, we will wait and walk in Billy's memory in 2022 when we will hopefully be able to gather together again in person.
I have been very fortunate to be surrounded by the most wonderful family, friends, neighbors and former co-workers. For this year's Cancer Walk, we have set a team goal of $15,000, and my personal goal this year is to raise $3,000 toward our team goal. All monies raised directly benefit the various cancer facilities affiliated with the North Shore Medical Center.
I know of no better way to express my thanks to the people at the Cancer Center who have stood by my side through this challenging 20 year journey. I have a remarkable oncologist in Dr. Weinger, who has been supportive and compassionate the entire time. The only way I have to thank the staff at the Cancer Center for all they have done for me is to continue to work tirelessly to raise funds for them in the hopes that in time they will come a bit closer to a cure. Most of our lives have been touched by a loved one that has been impacted by this dreadful disease. Won't you please spare a few dollars to assist me in this fund raising effort? Every dollar raised goes directly to the benefit of the Cancer Center, and in turn, to those like me that continue to utilize their services. If your company has a "Matching Gift Contribution" program, please remember to contact them regarding your gift, since these matching contributions represent significant additional dollars to the Cancer Center.
You too, can join us in our walk, and we would love to have you on our team. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining us. Will you please consider one additional thing? Would you please forward my website to just one friend or family member that might be willing to support my cause? I truly THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!