For those of us who’ve lost loved ones to cancer, we all wish we had more time with them. I am honored to have been selected to serve as a brand ambassador for Lazarex Cancer Foundation, a charity which, as part of its mission, helps extend the lives of late stage cancer patients by covering the costs of travel to clinical trials. I will be leading the fundraising efforts of Lazarex’s Team for Life, raising money to support the foundation through endurance sports, doing what I love!
Many of you know that I lost my father to pancreatic cancer and that started me on my journey as Marathon Goddess. Dana Dornsife, the Founder and President of Lazarex Cancer Foundation, lost her brother in law, Mike Miller, to pancreatic cancer which spurred her to find a way to help others facing advanced cancer who have been told there are no other options. Through our partnership, Lazarex established the Maurice Weiss Pancreatic Cancer Fund, named in honor of my father. Twenty percent of monies raised through my efforts will benefit the fund and help pancreatic cancer patients who want to participate in clinical trials. The balance will be directed to patients with all forms of cancer participating in clinical trials as well as Lazarex’s community and medical outreach programs.
A donation to Lazarex Cancer Foundation is a gift of time and hope for people with cancer and their loved ones. Please join me in supporting this great organization. We got this!
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The Maurice Weiss Pancreatic Cancer Memorial Fund was established by Lazarex Cancer Foundation in partnership with Julie Weiss. It is named in honor of Julie’s father who died shortly after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Twenty percent of the funds raised by Julie through Team for Life will benefit the fund and help pancreatic cancer patients who want to participate in clinical trials. The balance will be directed to patients with all forms of cancer participating in clinical trials as well as Lazarex’s community and medical outreach programs.
52 Marathons in 52 Weeks: Spirit of the Marathon II
Spirit of the Marathon II tells the stories of seven people whose lives were changed by running the marathon. The film focuses on the runners and the personal journeys which led them to take part in the Rome Marathon.
It also captures the international nature of the marathon and the profound effect on all who run it.
One of the seven runners featured in the Spirit of the Marathon II, Julie Weiss is a veteran marathoner from Santa Monica, California. She began a quest at the Rome Marathon to run one marathon a week for a year to honor the memory of her father on an emotional journey to spread awareness and raise money for pancreatic cancer - the devastating disease that claimed his life. This quest earned her the title of "Marathon Goddess", a woman who is an inspiration and a force for change.