PeopleBeatingCancer Founder to Participate in Cleveland Marathon

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Cancer survivor and founder of PeopleBeatingCancer, David Emerson, will hand-cycle the Cleveland Marathon to fundraise for his patient-focused non-profit. Money from sponsorships will go towards supporting the PeopleBeatingCancer website, an online resource for cancer survivors.

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I hand-cycle and promote PeopleBeatingCancer because cancer survivors and caregivers need to know that you can fight cancer and win.

David Emerson, a nineteen year multiple myeloma survivor with severe nerve damage in his legs, isn’t going to let anything get in his way of participating in this year’s Cleveland Marathon on Sunday May 19, 2013. He has spent the past two years training on his hand-cycle, and he’s ready to put money on his skills by using the race to raise money for his website, Emerson will be racing along with another individual, their efforts focused on wining the VW Cup. The VW cup is awarded to the individual who raises the most funds through the Cleveland Marathon.

Rather than focus on finding a cure for cancer, focuses on supporting cancer survivors where they are in their cancer fight. Whether through providing a database of searchable articles about the latest in treatment protocols, researching integrative therapies, or through conversations about lifestyle choices that support remission, strives to take on the fight against cancer from a different angle—by empowering those people on the front lines of the battle with information and experience-based opinions that may significantly impact their ability to overcome the disease.

“I hand-cycle and promote PeopleBeatingCancer because cancer survivors and caregivers need to know that you can fight cancer and win. Even if your oncologist tells you that there is nothing more that can be done for you,” says Emerson.

To be sure, David should know. His oncologist said those very words to him sixteen years ago. He went home, did his research, and found a treatment that worked for him. Today, David is still in remission and is passionately dedicated to helping more cancer patients survive and thrive after their diagnosis.

In striving to be an unbiased source of information, PeopleBeatingCancer does not accept donations from pharmaceutical companies and instead relies on aggregate individual donations to fund its mission. Please join us in our efforts to support cancer survivors at this year’s Cleveland Marathon by sponsoring David and his team. Help PeopleBeatingCancer fight cancer in a new way—by reaching out to cancer survivors and their caregivers at every instance, regardless of where they are in their fight.

About PeopleBeatingCancer
PeopleBeatingCancer is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation that supports cancer survivors and their caregivers by providing an online open forum to discuss all cancer treatment options and their side effects in order to help cancer patients and their families take control of their disease and make well-informed treatment decisions.

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