MD Challenge: 41 miles for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation
MD Challenge Team Page
MD Challenge Ends July 20th, 2019
About the Maryland Challenge:
To successfully run, hike, or walk the entire MD portion of the Appalachian Trail in less than 24 hours. The MD Challenge begins at the PA/MD border and continues south for roughly 41 miles to Harper’s Ferry.
We will complete the MD Challenge on July 20th, 2019 to raise donations and awareness for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF). I am seeking contributions directly through the foundation's website on my Team Page, and any willing participants to join the cause by completing the challenge along with me.
About the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation:
The NPCF collaborates with leading hospitals across the nation to fund clinical trials to find faster cures specifically for pediatric cancer. Since 1991, the NPCF has been a shining light for children fighting cancer by donating millions of dollars to research. The clinical trials we've funded are yielding amazing discoveries and the advancements are saving children’s lives.
Why Get Involved?
NPCF represents a cause anyone can get behind. Even with cancer being the number one cause of death by disease among children, research for pediatric cancer is often neglected. For example, only about 4% of federal government cancer research funding goes to study pediatric cancer. According to The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation income statement, roughly 87.62% of the charity’s total expenses are spent on the programs and services they deliver; the research for pediatric cancer. This is a higher percentage than any other cancer charity I have found to date.
The MD Challenge will take place on Saturday July 20th, with a rain date of July 27th. We will make every effort possible to maintain the plans for the original July 20th date, but given the extreme physical nature of the MD challenge we would like to be realistic with the weather.
Please be aware this is not a professionally sanctioned race. While we do look to coordinate, anyone looking to participate in the challenge is responsible for their own transportation, food, water, and if necesary medical assistance.
I invite you to read more about the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, and please contact me with any questions (email@example.com).
Rise Up for a Faster Cure
Thank you for your support!
Matt Bucher donated $100.00 to MD Challenge: 41 miles for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation
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