If cancer is to be beaten, we must all work together to support research that will ultimately find a cure.
BETHESDA, MD (PRWEB) September 20, 2014
The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is proud to announce the launch of its Swim4theCure campaign to help support cancer research. In keeping with the charity’s commitment to prevention and early diagnosis, Swim4TheCure enables donors to keep fit while making a difference for researchers in the laboratory.
Swim4TheCure’s first event will feature a long-time member of the NFCR Board of Directors, Mark R. Baran, as he joins with other endurance swimmers in a two-mile open water race at Sunset Lake in Wildwood Crest, N.J. on September 20, 2014.
Mark, a co-founder and Managing Director of Lake Como, NJ based Four Springs Capital, LLC, developed the idea of Swim4theCure in order to help swimmers to use their races as fundraisers. To date, Mark’s friends, family and colleagues have raised over $6,000 for the National Foundation for Cancer Research in support of his endurance swim.
“If cancer is to be beaten, we must all work together to support research that will ultimately find a cure,” Baran said. Mark hopes to surpass his fundraising goal, and aims to be competitive in his first open water race.
“Swim4TheCure is an exciting program for NFCR and I am inspired by Mark’s leadership and willingness to meet this athletic challenge,” said Franklin Salisbury Jr., President of the National Foundation for Cancer Research.
To learn more about Swim4TheCure and support Mark’s fundraising swim, visit https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/MarkBaran/Swim4theCure.
About the National Foundation for Cancer Research
The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is a leading cancer research charity dedicated to funding cancer research and public education relating to cancer prevention, earlier diagnosis, better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for cancer. NFCR promotes and facilitates collaboration among scientists to accelerate the pace of discovery from bench to bedside.
Since 1973, NFCR has provided nearly $320 million in support of discovery-oriented cancer research focused on understanding how and why cells become cancerous, and on public education relating to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. NFCR’s scientists are discovering cancer’s molecular mysteries and translating these discoveries into therapies that hold the hope for curing cancer. NFCR is about Research for a Cure—cures for all types of cancer. For more information, please visit http://www.NFCR.org.