As most of you are aware, I have been fighting cancer since 2001. Thanks to all the wonderful doctors and nurses at the North Shore Cancer Center. I am around to raise funds again this year, It is because of the great care that they have provided that I am still around to ask you to support me in my annual fundraising efforts.
Unfortunately, again this year our team has a very special reason for walking. A long time team member and great friend passed away in December from this vicious disease. Bill Smith was a wonderful person and an inspiration to all, and was a cornerstone of our team for over a decade! Billy will be sorely missed this year!!
Team Kathie Mitchell began walking in 2004, and since then we have raised over $345K for the benefit of the North Shore Cancer Center. Last year members of our team walked the 6.2 mile walk, and we raised over $13,000. 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, including the Mass General North Cancer Center in Danvers.
The best way for me to express my thanks to the people at the Cancer Center who have stood by my side through this journey is to raise as much money as possible for this fundraiser. 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!