If you are in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, March 26th cheer on Alex Todd-Lippock, bib number 3029, when she runs in the 2011 Sun Trust National Marathon in support of the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation (CCF). Ms. Todd-Lippock’s stepmother, Lisa Todd, is a carcinoid patient who was diagnosed in November of 2010. Mrs. Todd was very familiar with this rare cancer as her dad, Karl Anderson, was also a carcinoid patient. Mr. Anderson died in 1972 when treatments for the disease were not available as they are today. Ms. Todd-Lippock ran her first marathon for her 35th birthday and registered to run in the Sun Trust Marathon in celebration of her 45th birthday. Having learned about her stepmother’s diagnosis, she is also running to help raise greater awareness about carcinoid and to support the work of CCF.
The mission of the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation is to encourage and to increase awareness, educate the general public and healthcare professionals about carcinoid and related neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). The Foundation’s work is supplemented by supporting research that advances diagnosis and treatment. Founded in 1968 by one of the foremost carcinoid and neuroendocrine specialists in the field, Dr. Richard R.P. Warner, the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation is not just the oldest but the preeminent organization in the United States focusing on patient and physician awareness, education, support, and critical research. Today CCF is providing benefits to patients, families, and the medical community nationally and internationally.
To support Alex Todd-Lippock as she runs in the Marathon, click here: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/alex-todd-lippock/Suntrust-National-Marathon.
Follow the majestic course of the Sun Trust National Marathon at www.nationalmarathon.com and cheer on Alex as she begins her run at RFK Stadium, then goes alongside the National Mall where runners will pass the Capitol Building, Washington Monument, and Lincoln Monument, in addition to the historic Smithsonian museums and sculpture garden. Head north through the Adams Morgan district as the course brings runners by both Howard University and Trinity College. Turning south marathoners have a spectacular view of the Capitol Building before heading east towards the finish of the half marathon. For those continuing on for the full marathon the course continues past the National Mall buildings before heading south along the river and past the Washington Nationals Ballpark. After a few miles on the Anacostia Riverwalk trail the marathon concludes at RFK Stadium.
Thank you, Alex and family, for your support. Those of us outside of Washington, D.C. will be cheering you on virtually – good luck!!