Everything changed on Thanksgiving Day in 2002 when I found out that my father was diagnosed with cancer. The last two months we were able to spend with him brought our family together like never before.
During that time, friends, neighbors, co-workers and countless others came to the support of our family. Through this, I began to look beyond myself and designed a plan to raise money to provide resources for families in similar situations. With that, the First Mile Foundation was born. Staring in 2003 with our first events, the Philadelphia Marathon and fundraising dinner, the Foundation has sought to honor the many everyday people affected by the disease.
Our primary mission is to provide financial support to individuals and families in the tri-state area during their greatest time of need. Whether it's helping to pay bills, buying groceries or paying for babysitters, our goal is to alleviate the added stresses often faced by cancer patients.
We invite you to join us and support our mission. Only by coming together can we make the changes that are needed.