ABOUT CANCER CAREGIVERS AZ'S "GIVING THANKS FOR CAREGIVERS" VIRTUAL 5K FUN RUN & WALK CAMPAIGN
Fact: Cancer is a Family Disease!
The Problem: There are 38,000 new cancer patients diagnosed each year in Arizona. That means, that there are at least ‘3’ people who will be affected – at home and in the workplace. And, at least 1 person or family member who will become the primary Cancer CareGiver! A role that most of us are not prepared or ‘trained’ for. We are not even counting the thousands of ‘cancer survivors’ and their caregivers who are ‘out there’ already and need our help also! It is estimated that there would be 1,806,590 newly diagnosed cancer patients in the United States in 2020, with 36,730 of them in Arizona alone. For every one of those new cancer patients diagnosed there will be at least one (1) new primary cancer caregiver to care for that patient. THAT'S ALMOST 37K NEW CANCER CAREGIVERS IN JUST ARIZONA! New Caregivers in desperate need of resources and support that we can help provide! Why Focus on Cancer Caregivers?“Family caregivers have been ‘silent partners’ in health care delivery, functioning as de facto care coordinators. During care handoffs, family caregivers make important contributions to ensuring quality, safety, and adherence to patient preferences; their role needs to be formally recognized and supported.” (Source: Coleman & Williams, Journal of Hospital Medicine, Sept/Oct 2007) Here's How You Can Help!Register and participate in our 5k Fun Run & Walk Charity Event. Gather your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, church group, book club, or networking group and form a team. Complete this event together and raise funds through community and network outreach. Set a goal amount and share your fundraising page through social media outlets and email. Bring awareness to our cause and encourage others to donate in support. We will select the top 3 teams and top 3 individuals who have raised the most donations to be entered into a raffle for some awesome prizes.
SO PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT, SHARE YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE, INVITE OTHERS TO DO THE SAME & HELP US REACH OUR GOALS!
When you register you get an Event Kit that includes the official CCAZ™ "We Will Survive" 2020 5k T-Shirt, a custom runner's bib, and a certificate of participation.
EXCITED & WANT TO GET EVEN MORE INVOLVED!!!
We have some spectacular sponsorship opportunities available too.
Can't be apart of the event, but still want a piece of the action!?!?
You can purchase the official CCAZ™ "We Will Survive" 2020 5k T-Shirt for $25 + shipping and handling
And even if you don't need another darn t-shirt (no matter how COOL it is) you can still support AzMN & Cancer Caregivers AZ™ and the Cancer Caregivers Education Program, CCEP™
Arizona Myeloma Network (AzMN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity organization EIN 32-0169742
Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.