Elisabeth Blanchard

Elisabeth Blanchard

Member of team: DONNA Ambassadors 2017

I am very excited to head back down to Jacksonville in 2017 to be a part of 26.2 with DONNA's 10th Anniversary! Over the last 3 years, I've had the privilege to work with this inspirational race to spread the word about the amazing work they are doing to support patients with breast cancer and efforts funding research that moves forward treatment and understanding of all cancers. In the past 3 years with everyone's overwhelming support, I've raised over $4500. This year I've increased my fundraising goal yet again and hope to raise $2620 ($100 for every mile of the marathon).

As many of you know, I am a microbiologist and I started my career working at MD Anderson in pediatric cancer research. Knowing how difficult research dollars are to come by, I began to use my running and cycling events to fundraise for organizations that dedicate funds specifically for cancer research. After learning the incredible percentage of money 26.2 with DONNA raises specifically for research, I've focused my efforts on DONNA weekend. I've had a number of people very close to me face cancer and I know that the research being done at the Mayo Clinic with advance our understanding of many cancers, not just breast cancer.

100% of the money donated goes to the foundation (not toward any overhead) with 70% going to biomedical research that is advancing our understanding of all cancers, and 30% going to critical patient needs (rides to treatment, etc).

The DONNA Foundation is a private non-profit organization in Northeast Florida producing the only marathon in the U.S. dedicated to breast cancer research, awareness and care.  Its mission is to passionately raise funds for ground breaking breast cancer research and women living with breast cancer.

Since its launch in 2003, The DONNA Foundation has raised more than $4 million towards its vision to finish breast cancer.

The DONNA Foundation provides financial assistance for the critical needs of women and men living with breast cancer. To date, The DONNA Foundation has served more than 10,000 families. The DONNA Foundation also helped to develop and maintain the Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Translational Genomics Program. Ongoing funding from the foundation make it possible for the laboratory team not only to conduct state of the art breast cancer research, including the widely publicized Triple Negative Breast Cancer Vaccine Trials, but also provide genomics support for studies in all cancers.

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Donor Roll

Anonymous $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Marie N. $20.00
Brian H. $250.00
Peggy G. $30.00
Gayla F. $30.00
Greg F. $100.00
Clinton S. $25.00
Booster L. $58.15
Daniel Y. $50.00
Ben C. $50.00
Miranda and Carl J. $25.00
Christine K. $100.00
Meredith S. $25.00
Svetlana S. $25.00
Jason J. $25.00
Frank M. $26.20
Amanda K. $26.20
Priya B. $25.00
Janice S. $50.00
Sarah L. $10.00
Joanna E. $100.00

Fundraiser Goal

$1,150.55
Currently Raised

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