This December, I will be running the 10K race during the Run Barbados event.
I am using this opportunity to raise funds for kidney cancer research at the Brady Urological Institute at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.
Please consider contributing to my effort. 100% of the funds will go to the Brady Institute to help further the innovative and cutting edge research of its researchers!
Last year, in 2015, I was diagnosed with kidney cancer and had life-saving surgery at the Brady Institute. Johns Hopkins physicians (such as my surgeon, Dr. M. Allaf) develop innovative techniques that not only treat diseases, but most importantly do so by reducing human suffering.
If 4 days after my surgery I was able to walk 2.5 miles; 4 weeks after to go back to my zumba classes (shhh! don’t tell the doctor!); and 6 months after to run the 5K at Run Barbados 2015, it is thanks to the good doctors and excellent nurses at Johns Hopkins who took care of me and nursed me back to health.
If you want to read more about how I went through this experience and the insights it has offered me, please read this post.
Any amount helps–but consider being as generous as you can 🙂 I am using no intermediary site and you can rest assured that everything you donate will indeed go to the Institute. Additionally, all gifts to the Brady Institute are tax-deductible.
You can make your contribution either online, through credit card, or by check. If you cannot do any of the above, please contact me and I will arrange it for you.
Here is how you can contribute to my 10K:
- ONLINE GIVING
- Go to: https://secure.jhu.edu/form/urology (for credit card contributions only)
- In the first section, labeled “About Your Gift”:
o On the “Please designate my gift to” line, select “Kidney Cancer Research Fund” from the drop down menu
- In the second section, labeled “Giving In Honor or In Memory Of”
o Select the in honor of button
o Enter Amalia Skarlatou Levi in the honoree box that immediately follows
Online gifts are credited on the day the online form is submitted.
- Gifts of cash, or checks should be made payable to Johns Hopkins Medicine and send it to the following address:
Eliano A. Younes
The Brady Urological Institute
600 N. Wolfe St, CMSC 130
Baltimore, MD 21287
- Please reference Kidney Cancer Research Fund on the memo line of the check
- Please place an accompanying note or mention on the check itself that the gift is “IHO Amalia Skarlatou Levi”.
Thank you very much in advance for your kindness and consideration!
If you you want to follow my training, please see here.