Monday, September 24, 2007

I Need your Help

Today I'm taking a day off nutrition blogging to ask you for your help.

Next Sunday I'm running in the CIBC Run for the Cure, a charity run supporting breast cancer research.

It's a rare individual who escapes being touched by breast cancer as 1 in 9 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetimes. Obesity is definitely a risk factor and weight loss appears to be protective against recurrence.

My office, the Bariatric Medical Institute, over the course of the past 3 years has raised over $70,000 for Run for the Cure. That picture up above is part of our team last year when for the second time in as many years, we raised more money than any other office based team in Ottawa. This year for some reason, fund raising has been more challenging and with the run next weekend, we're sitting just shy of $20,000.

I put a great deal of time and energy into this blog and while I promise that I will never ask my readers to pay for access, I am hopeful that if you enjoy my work, you will consider donating to my Run for the Cure effort.

To donate click the pink button below which will take you to the CIBC website. You can choose to give anonymously, you can use a credit card and if you donate more than $10, you'll receive a tax receipt.

Click here to donate!

Thank you and back to normal programming tomorrow.