Each year John and I do a very in depth review of our lives, our hopes, our beliefs, our blessings and our goals. Never in all our years together have either of us ever failed to believe that our primary purpose on earth is to help others — to help save a life today! We try to live in the spirit of giving back to our community and helping our world be a better place because we do believe, from our hearts, that one human being, with God’s help, can make a difference.
It is in that spirit of giving that once again we come to you and ask that you participate with us in helping to save a life. This year we are taking a different direction and our fundraising will be to support Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Through all the changing faces of our world and life challenges, one thing never changes: CANCER KILLS!!!! — every day, every minute, every family! We must not lose our resolve to fight the dreaded enemy: cancer, we must eliminate this disease! Each year we honor Iris’s dad, Sam Rugoff; we honor John’s mom and dad, Elizabeth and Gerry Hanney; we honor our dear friends who we have lost, and, almost more importantly, we honor the survivors, and those fighting the good fight for survival. The survivors are the folks who prove that we are beating the enemy. Hope, unity, diminished suffering, and triumphing, for the many survivors must be the driving force!!!! Every dollar you give will make a difference to the people whose lives are touched by cancer.
Hopefully, we all get the message. It is impossible to wake up each day and not remember the devastation we have felt when we heard that cancer had touched our lives, our family’s lives, our friends’ lives, even our pets’ lives. It is impossible to not want to fight this disease with every ounce of strength we have so that we can watch future generations celebrate nothing but recovery. We truly are coming closer, each and every day, to winning the fight. But it’s also true that we can’t do it without your help.
Today, we know that there is hope, and that death is no longer a certainty. We know that millions of brave men and women all over the world are fighting and surviving cancer. Research has come light years, and continues to advance daily. All of us have a vital role to play in this fight; we must raise funds so that some day when we hear the diagnosis — cancer — it is no worse than a cold. We will survive!
The Hanneys are fortunate to have had a successful and healthy year. Therefore, for the first $2,500.00 you donate John and Iris will match your contribution. We are also proud to own a company that recognizes its civic obligation to give back to the community. Unlimited Priorities LLC will donate $2,500.00 in addition to the funds we raise.
Please make your check payable to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Please mail your checks by April 30th so that we can get the money to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in time for their 2013 Annual Fund Drive. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed. The pledge form, and a stamped self-addressed envelope is enclosed – please fill it out so that we can send you a thank you, a receipt and the results of our fund-raiser. If you would prefer to donate online the link is: http://unlimitedpriorities.com/donate/