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Countdown to the 110 with Donna Relay and Marathon

110 with Donna Relay and MarathonExcitement continues to build at Web.com as the 110 with Donna Relay and Marathon weekend begins in just 5 days!

The Web.com Team has raised more than $6,700 in pledges—bringing us closer to our $10,000 goal of meeting the Weaver Challenge (which will match the same amount) . . . and helping to FINISH breast cancer.

100% of all fundraising dollars goes directly to continued research and assistance for those who are going through treatment. To make a donation and keep the momentum going, visit the Web.com Team’s fundraising page and select one of the 22 runner pages!  

Equally important to raising funds for such a terrific cause is sharing the motivations and backgrounds of the runners who are participating in the effort. Here’s a great story from one of the Web.com Team members:

Sachin TrehanWhen the company sent the notice to all employees inviting them to participate in the 110 with Donna Relay and Marathon, Sachin Trehan, from the Web.com HQ in Jacksonville, responded right away. Sachin, originally from India, will be running in memory and honor of his mother, who passed away from breast cancer.

During his last trip to India, Sachin struck up a conversation with a few friends in the field of medicine and discussed the importance of breast cancer awareness, early detection, and finding ways to mobilize resources in India to help create awareness programs.

According to Sachin, “The social awareness about breast cancer and the grass-roots-level detection programs are being introduced in India, but it is just a start. Statistics show 65% of women are diagnosed late. I am proud to be part of this endeavor and would like to see similar events scheduled not just in India, but around the world. Events like this achieve two things that are critical to end this horrid disease: raise funds for research and create awareness.”

Joanna Schneider
A friend of mine asked me to train with her to run a marathon because it was a goal she had. I agreed with hesitation but was at point in my life when I had recently made a major career transition and told myself, “what the heck, why not?” That was 6 years ago when I began training and the Inaugural 26.2 With Donna National Breast Cancer Marathon in 2008 was my very first marathon. And, I have been running ever since. The 26.2 with Donna Marathon is especially meaningful, as my mother is a breast cancer survivor of 17 years and I run this marathon in celebration of her and all survivors, those who are currently fighting this disease and for those who have passed on from this disease. I run because I can, I run because I choose to run, I run for those who cannot run and I run for those who don’t run but just don't know they want to yet! Join me in the fight to FINISH breast cancer!
Joanna Schneider

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