How far will you go for the cure?
As you are all aware, I lost my son to colon cancer on April 5, 2017. For two years he fought the hardest battle anyone could fight. Many different treatments and drugs were available to him and enabled him to spend extra time with his children and his family. These treatments and drugs are not possible without research and research is costly. If we want to find a cure for cancer, we must make sure that those researchers have the money and resources they need to continue working on a cure. According to NIH, in 2016, an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the United States and 595,690 people die from the disease. I'm tired of these statistics, aren't you?
I will be in Cleveland in July to bike 75 miles for cancer research. VeloSano is a year-round, community-driven fundraising initiative with the mission to advance lifesaving cancer research at Cleveland Clinic. The flagship event is “Bike to Cure” and takes place each year. 1OO% of the dollars raised through VeloSano directly supports the cause and in just four years, over $12.5 million is already hard at work in the fight against cancer. The researchers at Cleveland Clinic are on the front lines of cancer research carrying out clinical trials that are vital to the overall knowledge and progress against cancer. These researchers are also using genomics as a way doctors can individualize cancer treatments by identifying genetic mutations in a tumor. And immunotherapy is a promising treatment that stimulates the body's immune system to fight cancer. As you can imagine, this research is expensive and the closer they get to finding a cure, the more money they will need.
Please join me in the fight for a cure-I think it can happen. And it WILL happen with your support! If you or anyone you know has been touched by cancer, make a donation and together we can be part of the cure.
Charles Potts, Jr.
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Thank you for supporting me. Thank you for supporting VeloSano and cancer research. Every dollar makes a difference.