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Trisha Salerno

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Help me end 26 years with 26(.2) miles!!

On November 4, 2012 I turn 27 years old. What better way to mark the end of 26 years of life than by running 26(.2) miles in the #1 city in the world, all while raising money for a worthy cause? (If you are currently naming a handful of other things, I don’t blame you – I have already recognized and accepted that this may make me borderline insane.)

In 2009, I began working for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). My love for special events coupled with my family’s own history with breast cancer made the job sound too good to be true. Fast forward three years later and I’m still here! In these short years, I have had the honor of watching BCRF grow and I consider myself fortunate to have in some capacity contributed to that growth. In October 2012, BCRF will award over $39 million to more than 187 scientists across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and China. Currently, over 90 cents of every dollar donated is directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs. Now how’s that for transparency?

It is all too often that we get wrapped up in the mundaneness of the everyday. We wake up, go to work, go to sleep, and repeat. However, sometimes a rare opportunity presents itself and we are able to take a step back and live in the moment. It is in these moments that I am able to recognize how unbelievably lucky I am to do what I love all while raising money for an exceptional organization. It is in these moments when all I do with BCRF becomes tangible. Moments like these include seeing our grantees line up on stage during our NYC Symposium & Awards Luncheon, hearing Elton John bring down the Waldorf year after year at our Hot Pink Party, or watching my Pink Promises Event Chair Stephanie take the stage in Long Island – an event that has grown from an idea into a community staple since its inception in 2010. It is in these rare moments that I realize just how fortunate I am. Fortunate to have found BCRF, fortunate to be employed by BCRF, and most recently, fortunate to RUN 26.2 MILES for Team BCRF.

So, on November 4, 2012 I do not only run 26.2 miles to (insanely) celebrate my 27th birthday. I run for the women in my family and worldwide who have battled or are battling this ugly disease. I run for the ladies at BCRF who make coming to work every day worthwhile. I run for the Stephanies of the world who selflessly volunteer their time day after day to help raise money for this organization, and I run for BCRF’s beloved founder and chairman, Mrs. Evelyn Lauder, whose incredible vision transformed a movement.

I hope you will consider supporting me by making a donation to this incredible cause. Please know that when you donate to BCRF, you are investing in a breast cancer organization that directly funds research, and it is only through research that we will one day cure cancer.

So here’s to helping me end 26 years with 26(.2) miles!

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational research worldwide. For more information, please contact Carol Edwards at or 646-497-2607.

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