Hello! I've been living with cancer since 2015 and have experienced the many ups and downs of being a cancer patient. I know the anxiety of waiting for scan results and have endured an endless number of side effects, doctor's appointments, blood draws, treatments, and tests. While there is no cure for kidney cancer, I'm grateful for the many treatment options available, and for having access to world-class cancer centers, medical professionals, and cutting-edge research here in Philadelphia that allow me to live my life as close to "normal" as possible.
I am especially proud to be associated with Legacy of Hope and helping to carry out its mission of supporting cancer patients in need, and funding research. As the official charity of the Love Run, this is Legacy of Hope's most significant fundraiser. All funds will support Legacy of Hope's Emergency Patient Support Network. The Network is a partnership with Philadelphia hospitals to quickly identify financially disadvantaged Philadelphia cancer patients, and provide emergency support; preventing hunger and homelessness.
On March 27, I'll be participating in the Love Run. To be honest, it's not easy running these days as my conditioning has deteriorated due to years of treatment. This simply serves to motivate me to get out there and to run for those in my condition who can't, and to give back to the many people who have helped me on my cancer journey. Each step, each dollar will help others.
Thank you for your past support and for any donation you are able to make, great or small, to my 2022 Love Run.
Legacy of Hope, like most other organizations, has been impacted by the current events, economic downturn, and event cancellations, yet Legacy of Hope refuses to scale back its emergency patient support operations because a resulting loss of life will never be an option.
Over the next few months, we will train, have fun doing what we love, bring our city together, and make some incredible memories along the way. In doing so we’ve been given an awesome opportunity to ensure no family in Philadelphia goes hungry because a loved one is fighting cancer, creating a legacy which will outlive all of us. Our goal for the Love Run 2022 (Philly Runs Free campaign) is $250,000. This will ensure that no family living in Philadelphia goes hungry or loses their home because a loved one has cancer. No elderly parent, or spouse, or child, or cancer patient will have to wonder where their next meal will come from, or will they will live.
|JOEL PORTER||02/10/2022||$25.00||In Honor of David April||Anna D’Ambrosio||02/06/2022||$51.80||Richard Lucas||02/06/2022||$51.80||You're the man, DNA!||Kathleen ONeill||02/05/2022||$104.37||Kristin Harkins||02/05/2022||$50.00||David, you’re an inspiration as a runner, an advocate, and a friend.||Andy Zuvich||02/05/2022||$20.00||Lisa Truong||02/05/2022||$51.80||Freed Mary||02/05/2022||$26.06||To support David April in his return to running in the Love run good health.||Jane E Miloradovich||01/30/2022||$51.80||David..I am always rooting for you!!xoxo||Michael Hansbury||01/29/2022||$103.30|