Leslie Zacks is on the General Counsel at Sciele Pharma, Inc., and he’s on CURE’s Board of Directors. Below is a comment from Leslie on why he got involved with CURE Childhood Cancer.
“Children should play. They should not be forced to lie in bed worrying about white blood cell counts, tumor sizes or whether they will see their next birthday. CURE understands the personal and emotional impact cancer has on children and their families. CURE understands that tackling this disease requires significant resources. CURE understands…that is why it invests in the training and education of pediatric oncologists and in much needed clinical research. There are a lot of non-profits out there, but only one that focuses on pediatric cancer clinical research and understands what it will take to discover the ultimate solution. My heart breaks with each diagnosis and I am committed to ensuring that my time, money, sweat and energy will make a difference in this important fight.”
In addition to being on CURE’s board, Leslie has decided to take fundraising into his own hands. Leslie has a goal to raise $9,000 for CURE and so far he has raised $7,627.50. Check out his story:
“Say hello to my friend Patrick. Patrick likes baseball, fishing, superheroes and swimming. Unfortunately Patrick does not get to do those fun things as much as he likes. That’s because Patrick has cancer. Specifically, he has neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive pediatric cancer that affects his central nervous system.
On September 27, 2009, I will attempt to complete a half-Ironman triathlon in Augusta, Georgia. The event consists of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56-mile bike and then a 13.1 mile run. It won’t be easy.
The pain and sacrifice I am experiencing during my training and that I will certainly feel on race day are nothing compared to the pain endured by Patrick, his family and far too many kids and families with cancer.
Please help me help them by donating to CURE Childhood Cancer. The race is 70.3 miles long and I am hoping that you will donate at least $70.30.
CURE is a fantastic organization that provides financial assistance to families and also funds much needed clinical research that will hopefully lead to a cure within our lifetime.
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts. Many thanks for your support — and please forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!”
All the best,
Donate and help Leslie’s reach his goal for CURE Childhood Cancer.
To learn more about CURE, visit us at www.curechildhoodcancer.org