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Running for Research
$470 raised
31% of $1.5k goal
8 contributors
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Ended Dec 18, 2013
My name is Katharine Berka.  I am an avid competitive distance runner and I wanted to put my skills to good use and help people by raising money for prostate cancer research.  I chose prostate cancer because my father (a former marathon runner ...

My name is Katharine Berka.  I am an avid competitive distance runner and I wanted to put my skills to good use and help people by raising money for prostate cancer research.  I chose prostate cancer because my father (a former marathon runner himself) is currently bravely battling this disease.  Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, next to skin cancer.  Yet there is still not enough funding that goes to prostate cancer research, or research for ways to possibly prevent it.  Charities like the American Cancer Society do their part, but I believe there is much more we can do to help.  I will be running a series of half marathons and one marathon in the upcoming year, and I want to use this platform as a way to raise the money that is needed for more prostate cancer research.  My first half marathon is on December 14, and I hope to raise $1500 by then.  I do not have a long term goal figure in mind, because I simply want to raise as much money as possible.  I need your help to raise these funds and help men like my father to fight this deadly disease.  It doesn't have to be much, every little bit will help.  I will be posting updates about both my training and the progress being made for my cause.  Please donate what you can and join me on this journey to fight prostate cancer.

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