Strive to Survive ~12 in 12
Welcome to Strive to Survive 12/12!!!
We are striving towards a cure for pancreatic cancer. Please support us in our fundraising efforts.
Why 12? We want to shine a light on the fact that the current survival rate for pancreatic cancer is just 12%. We are headed in the right direction, but even still, that 12% needs to be way higher. My current fundraiser consists of running 12 races in 12 months to continue to raise awareness to cure pancreatic cancer. I dedicate each race to someone who has been affected by pancreatic cancer. My heart goes out to each and every one of you!
It started with my Dad, Maurice Weiss, my biggest fan, who lost his battle to pancreatic cancer, just 35 days after diagnosis and ran 52 marathons in 52 weeks. I dedicated my mission to my Dad and so many others. I named my new mission, Strive to Survive in honor of my dear friend and soul sister Lupe Romero De-La Cruz who survived pancreatic cancer 7 times, a 12 x marathon runner and so much more. As Lupe says, "Inhale life to the fullest, the good with the bad, do not allow fear or anxiety to paralyze you Keep moving forward!" Lo Tenemos!
We are stronger together and we can improve the pancreatic cancer survival rate to 100%. All donations go directly to the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research!
The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, established in 1997, is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing pancreatic cancer research, and providing information, resources, and support to pancreatic cancer patients and their families. They have the best medical researchers and physicians working to fight this terrible disease, but need our HELP to put an end to this disease.
There will be 12 races and all of us can participate in some way. Anybody can run them, walk them, run/walk, roll and donate to our cause. Whatever your pace is, it doesn't matter, as long as we are moving together torwards that cure. That's what's important!
The races are as follows, or you can even run your own:
- OC Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K marathon May 1
- Mountains 2 Beach Marathon June 5th
- The San Francisco Marathon July 24
- Santa Monica Classic Sept 11th
- LA Cancer Challenge Oct 28th
- Malibu 5K November 5th
- Honolulu Marathon Dec 11
- Rosebowl Half January 15th
- Surf City Half February 5
- LA BIG 5K March 18th
- Los Angeles Marathon March 19th
We Got This!!