Thursday, February 19, 2009

Join me in "Making a Difference"

Well it's been almost 8 months since my surgery and I am doing very well. From a health standpoint, my incontinence is 99% better and my male functions are making significant progress and I am very pleased with how I feel. I seriously am in the best shape of my life, as you saw I ran my first 5k a few weeks back and am also running in another on March 22nd. If you have read my blog you know that I am training to do my first Triathlon. It will be a super sprint triathlon and its called the St Anthony's Meek and Mighty and will be on April 25th in St Petersburg, FL. I have decided to raise money for the Athletes for a Cure/Prostate Cancer Foundation and registered myself as an athlete so I can raise money for prostate cancer research. I personally had a great outcome with my situation, but others are going through rough times. Because my outcome was so good I want to give back and do something that will help others now and into the future. I am asking each of you to help out with the cause. Every donation counts no matter if its $1 or $10,000 it all goes toward research to fight this disease. Please join me in the fight and together we can make a difference. I again am humbled by all the wonderful post and emails of encouragement and thank you all for you consideration.

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America, affecting one in six men. Men are 35% more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than women are to be diagnosed with breast cancer. Athletes for a Cure, a program of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, is a new fundraising and awareness program to assist individual athletes in their quest to raise money for better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer. The Prostate Cancer Foundation is the world's largest philanthropic source of support for prostate cancer research with a simple, yet urgent goal: to find better treatments and a cure for recurrent prostate cancer.I would appreciate your support and ask you click on this link http://athletes.kintera.org/other/darrenritch?faf=1&e=2193461926 to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support Prostate Cancer Foundation .
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Thank you again for your support!

Your Friend,
Darren

5 comments:

Darren said...

Good luck, Darren. I was going to congratulate you on reaching your goal, but you increased it! Lol.

Darren

Darren Ritch said...

Thanks Darren for helping me hit my original goal of $1500. You were the largest contributor and I appreciate it! I had to increase it because of the overwheling response from gracious people like yourself. I raised my goal to $2000, but would like to reach $2500.

Thanks again for your tremendous support!

Darren Ritch

Anonymous said...

Darren - your blog is a real help...thanks for making it available. I was just diagnosed with cancer one week ago...39 yrs young. Must say I'm scared and yet anxious to get it out and become cancer free. Congrats on the accomplishments post-cancer...I hope to do the same. God bless.
Bob.

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Good luck Darren