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:
When 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.”