FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JWEN Event to Benefit 26.2 with Donna
Fundraiser in association with 110% Give Harder Foundation
JACKSONVILLE, Fla (January 11, 2012) - Kicking off the new year, JWEN
announces a special fundraising event "Gearing up for the 26.2 with Donna"
to be held January 12 at Season 52 Fresh Grill in the St. Johns Town
Center. The event will feature the 110% Give Harder Foundation's
extraordinary fundraising initiative for 26.2 with Donna: 110M for 110K.
The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails followed by dinner at 7
p.m. The fantastic lineup of speakers includes:
-Donna Deegan | News anchor, author, breast cancer survivor and founder of
the 26.2 with Donna: The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer.
-Edith A. Perez, MD| Director of the Breast Cancer Program in the Division
of Hematology/Oncology and director of the Cancer Clinical Study Unit at
Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. She is a professor of medicine at Mayo
Medical School and chair of the Breast Cancer Committee of North Central
Cancer Treatment Group.
-Kellie Smirnoff | Accomplished endurance athlete, ultra marathoner,
winner of the EPICMAN 2011 challenge. Kellie and her sister Heather will
team up for the 110M for 110K, each running 110 Kilometers to the marathon
-Marni Sumbal | Exercise physiologist, registered and licensed dietitian,
coach, writer, speaker and five-time Ironman Triathlon finisher. Marni will
provide advice about how we can all ensure our best performance on race
-Jennifer Levinson | Senior Director at NBA Creative Services, 10-year
survivor, participant in Mayo's Herceptin trial, past board member of the
Young Survivors' Coalition and the Florida Breast Cancer Coalition Research
Foundation and recipient of the National Breast Cancer Coalition's Advocacy
Cost to attend is $110 per person. Proceeds from the evening will go
towards 110% Give Harder Foundation's fundraising on behalf of 26.2 with
Donna. Please RSVP to Lori Adams at . In order to confirm
your reservation, please pay in advance via http://bit.ly/vReAfG. A portion
of the $110 will qualify as a tax-deductible donation.
The 110M for 110K Initiative: The 110% Give Harder Foundation seeks to
raise $110,000 for donation to the 26.2 with Donna Foundation to support
breast cancer research. One hundred percent (100%) of the funds raised will
go directly to the 26.2 with Donna. Beginning on Saturday, February 11,
2012, their team of dedicated runners will set out on a 110-mile journey in
Jacksonville, Florida. Each of the runners will run nearly 84 miles through
the night to get to the starting line of the 2012 26.2 with Donna Marathon.
The runners will continue onto the course of the 26.2 with Donna Marathon
and will run another 26.2 miles until the finish line.
The 26.2 with Donna mission is to passionately produce world class events
to raise funds for groundbreaking breast cancer research and empower those
living with breast cancer. Seventy percent of all race proceeds go to the
Mayo Clinic for bench top breast cancer research. Thirty percent of all
race proceeds go to The Donna Foundation to help breast cancer patients
with critical financial needs. Join us as we celebrate 5 Years -February
12, 2012! Together, we will finish it. www.breastcancermarathon.com