Cancer sucks! So, I’ve accepted the challenge of Stories to Save Lives, a fundraiser for the Esophageal Cancer Action Network (ECAN). The challenge is to raise at least $1,500 and to rappel 24 stories down off the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City on May 2, 2015. The funds I raise will provide much-needed support for ECAN, the only national organization dedicated to raising awareness about the link between reflux disease and cancer. Here’s the link to my fundraiser page: thelagirl.
ECAN has partnered with Over the Edge USA and the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, to present an inspiring two-day event to raise awareness and funds to combat Esophageal Cancer, one of the fastest growing cancer diagnoses in the world.
ECAN’s mission is to save lives by increasing awareness about the link between heartburn and cancer, promoting early detection, supporting medical innovation to prevent, detect, treat and cure esophageal cancer and link patients and families to compassionate support. This national non-profit organization, based in Baltimore, is led by a board of directors of top physicians, business leaders, and families that have been touched by Esophageal Cancer.
ECAN was founded in 2009 by Mindy Mintz Mordecai and an impressive group of dedicated professionals after she lost the father of her two young daughters, and her husband of 14 years, to Esophageal Cancer. Angry and frustrated because she believes that her husband and thousands more like him might never have died had they been aware of the link between Heartburn and Cancer, Mordecai is determined to prevent others from suffering the pain Esophageal Cancer has caused her family.
ABOUT OVER THE EDGE
Over the Edge is a special events company that provides signature events for non-profit organizations throughout the United States and Canada, with emerging markets in Central and South America, along with other parts of the World. Participants raise donations for a non-profit in exchange for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rappel Over the Edge of a local high-rise building.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Rappel: In order to secure a spot to rappel down the side of the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, you must raise a minimum of $1,500 to support ECAN’s fight against Esophageal Cancer. They will provide you with easy-to-use online tools to make the fundraising simpler and get you to your goal faster. You can register to rappel and start your fundraising now! Check out the Rappel page for more information including an FAQ, a fundraising tutorial, and more.
Volunteer: There are still spots on the event committees. If you don’t have time to help in advance, but wish to support us on the day of the event, there are several positions available. For more information, visit the Volunteer page.
Sponsor – There are a variety of ways your company can become a sponsor of the event, with corporate and media sponsorship packages now available. Visit the Sponsor page for all the details.
Donate – Support one of our rappellers in their quest to raise enough funds to go over the edge or simply support the fight against Esophageal Cancer with a special gift.
Here’s the link to my fundraiser page: thelagirl.
SUPPORT THE LA GIRL GOES OVER THE EDGE
I will be fundraising for esophageal cancer and will be promoting this event on my blog and social media channels. I am very passionate about charitable causes and hope to use my influence and marketing expertise to help others. Please help me on this journey by donating to ECAN through my fundraiser page at thelagirl.
If you are not able to donate at this time, please support in other ways by helping me spread the word through social media.
Thank you so much!