Hey y’all! First off thank you for clicking the link and taking the time to read more about ‘Rithmatic Run 2022 and its purpose. I am Erica Weden, and I am the one who will be participating in the “running” part of the ‘Rithmatic Run 2022. I am a high school math teacher (hence the ‘Rithmatic), who enjoys running as a stress reliever and enjoys helping people. My goal for 2022 is to sign up for and run one 5k per month for the year, but I want to take this one step further and use these races as a way to help an amazing cause!
Cancer is a disease that affects everyone at some point in their life, whether directly or indirectly. You may be diagnosed at some point, loved ones may be diagnosed, or friends and family of those you love may be diagnosed. Either way, cancer affects everyone. I have had several friends and family members who have been diagnosed, and it is never easy. The Tony Foundation is an amazing foundation that works hard to help make these times a little easier.
I was introduced to the Tony Foundation by a good friend of Tony’s. I recently met Tony and immediately knew I wanted to do something to help his cause. Tony is a genuine person, who has a true passion for helping people. After attending a recent Tony Foundation fundraiser, I felt in my heart that I needed to act and help the foundation in some way.
I hope that you will join me in helping support the amazing Tony Foundation this year. I am excited to embark on this journey and to share my journey with all of you.
If you aren’t sure where to begin, a 5K is 3.1 miles, so a donation of $10 a mile would amount to $30 a month and would be a total donation of $360 at the end of all 12 5Ks.
Tony Foundation is a non-profit corporation based in Central Texas. Our goal is to help fill a critical financial need that comes with a new cancer diagnosis. Our founder, Tony Laudadio, faced this very predicament – first, when he was diagnosed in 2013, at age 29, with renal cell carcinoma – and again, two years later, when he was diagnosed with brain cancer (completely unrelated to the renal cancer). He and his family understand the struggle of facing a sudden battery of tests, treatments and even surgeries, while being unable to work due to cancer. Immediate expenses pile up quick, adding to an already intense level of stress and worry. That is why he started TF and continues to try and grow the mission every day.
To see Tony Foundation's program in action, check out one of our recent family award videos here....
Thanks for your support of Erica and Tony Foundation!!