As you know, this has been a particularly difficult year for our family. In the past year, both my mother and I were diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. With time, treatment and amazing doctors, we are both doing quite well.
Thanks to Neha, we discovered the Bonnie J. Addario foundation (now GO2 foundation) which focuses on lung cancer education and advocacy. This past April, Neha, Vivek and our friends did a 5K walk/run in Sacramento. I am proud of the fact that Neha, through all of your donations, was the top fundraiser for that event.
It was a stretch for me to attend the event in April as a spectator but now I plan to participate (walk) in the 5K on September 22nd in San Francisco. I would love for you to join us to walk or run. If you do register please join our team (The Jain Patkar Family). I hesitate to ask for donations as many of you contributed generously to Neha’s run but would be happy if you decide to donate.
Lung cancer is a silent epidemic and seriously underfunded. However this is a time where we are seeing lots of progress with better treatments and hopefully a cure!
Our sincere thanks to all of you, our friends and family, for the ongoing support!
Event information: https://2019sanfrancisco.yournextstepisthecure.org/Static/event-info
To register for the walk: https://2019sanfrancisco.yournextstepisthecure.org/Account/Register
To donate, our team page: https://2019sanfrancisco.yournextstepisthecure.org/jainpatkar
Amita, Niteen, Neha, and Vivek