It is something that we hate to acknowledge, but yet it affects every one of us.
It knows no age, race, gender, or personality.
It doesn’t care if you are a good person or bad.
It won’t listen to your pleas to spare your family, friends, or even yourself from its evil clutches.
It hates our mothers, our fathers, sisters, brothers, our grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
It hates our friends.
It hates innocent children.
It hates you and it hates me.
Cancer hates us all equally, but equally we can make a difference for a cure.
Together we can beat it.
Office Depot and Tony Stewart have teamed up for 'The Race to Beat Cancer', but they can’t do it alone.
“NASCAR champion Tony Stewart would be the first to tell you: The final laps of a championship race are no time to hit the brakes. You need to move faster and work harder than ever. The fight against cancer is just the same: When lives are at stake, we must work with urgency and determination. There is no time to lose.”
Now through April 11, the Office Depot Foundation will match every donation made to City of Hope —one of the nation’s leading cancer research and treatment centers—dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000.
During this time, your donation to City of Hope, in conjunction with a generous matching grant from the Office Depot Foundation , will make your cancer-beating gift to City of Hope TWO TIMES as effective.
City of Hope’s primary mission is to close the gap between breakthrough research and effective, new treatment, and to do it more quickly, more aggressively, and more safely than anyone has before.
“When you give to City of Hope, you support one of the most advanced cancer hospitals in the nation; you advance the ideas of some of the top cancer researchers in the world; you build modern facilities equipped with the most sophisticated technologies available; you bring inspiration to our researchers and physicians; and you provide compassion, comfort and hope to patients here and everywhere.”
By combining a hospital with exceptional patient care and a state of the art on-site research facility along with a century-long history of integrating great science with compassionate, it is clear that City of Hope stands apart from other institutions.
So let cancer know that you’re not going to slow down! Team up with Tony Stewart in the race to beat cancer.
We’ve sadly witnessed too many of our loved ones succumb to this horrible disease, but now is the time for tears of joy when we hear one of the most beautiful words in the English language...remission.
So, please join NASCAR fans from all over the country and help to stop this horrible disease by donating whatever you can to this monumental cause.
I have...will you?
It's easy just click DONATE and you are on your way to helping to save a life.
To learn more about this and other live saving efforts, please visit www.cityofhope.org
All quotes were graciously shared by Edelman, City of Hope, The Office Depot Foundation and Mr. Stewart himself.
Photo courtesy of Edelman/Office Depot