Local cancer survivor competing in 140.6 mile triathlon

Cancer Care
“It is my hope that the money raised by my doing something ridiculously crazy like swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 and run a marathon all back to back will inspire you to help in the battle against cancer.”

Carris Health - Rice Foundation has launched peer-to-peer fundraising, putting the power to raise money for your favorite Rice program in your hands. The concept is simple: an individual supporter, or team or supporters, creates a campaign around a program they’re passionate about, and promotes it to family and friends through social media.

Jay Lawton, cancer survivor and member of the Tri4EVR running club, has created his own campaign to support people undergoing cancer treatment at the Carris Health Cancer Center. Read more about Jay’s efforts . . .

“I am a member of Tri4evr, a group of runners and triathletes who support the Carris Health Cancer Center.  On August 15th, I am taking part in a 140.6 mile triathlon to raise money to help people affected by this terrible ailment.  I am a 4 year survivor of Prostate cancer and have numerous family members and friends who have lost their battles with cancer.  It is my hope that the money raised by my doing something ridiculously crazy like swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 and run a marathon all back to back will inspire you to help in the battle against cancer.  My goal is to raise a minimum of 2,500 dollars and anything you can do to help is greatly appreciated.  There are many people receiving cancer treatment which is a significant financial hardship and together we can make some of those burdens a little lighter.  Please join with me in supporting the Cancer Center as they help our friends and family fight this nasty disease.  Together we can make a difference.”

https://ricehealthfdn.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/RiceHealthFoundation/Fundraising/tabid/693166/Default.aspx?joinme=43320

To learn more about helping your favorite Carris Health program in this way, contact Jean at 320-231-4065.