The Alma J. Cameron Foundation for Cancer Awareness (AJCF) will host its 1st Annual Fundraiser, “Hike 2 Defeat Cancer,” on Sunday, November 9, 2014. This spectacular scenic 3 mile hike will take place along the beautiful trails of the Temescal Gateway Park and is open to the community. This is a fun and festive hike for the family, kids and friends that will help raise critical funds for supporting minority women who are currently fighting lung cancer.
FACILITATORS Michael Dyer and Darnella Ford will guide participants of the Alma J. Cameron Foundation for Cancer Awareness on a gentle hike through nature expanding awareness as the group blends with the healing energies of nature. Darnella offers a unique blend of teachings with regard to alleviating depression, balancing the bio-rhythms of the body, and blending the complexities of nature into everyday life. In addition, Michael brings his own very unique gifts in sharing "experiential" teachings that enable participants to have a hands-on approach to their own transformation and expansion. Combined, they are a dynamic and engaging duo.
With your help, this 1st inaugural fundraiser will raise $10,000 to support 10 patients who are seeking integrative and holistic cancer treatment. With every $1,000 raised we will provide free support to a patient for an entire year at the Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology.
According to the American Lung Association, Lung Cancer Fact Sheet, “Lung cancer causes more deaths than the next three most common cancers combined (colon, breast and pancreatic). An estimated 159,260 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer in 2014, accounting for approximately 27 percent of all cancer deaths.” During 2014, an estimated 224,210 new cases in California of lung cancer are expected to be diagnosed, representing about 13 percent of all cancer diagnoses.
Our hope and our mission is to spread awareness and raise much needed funds for programs & services to help women and their families in the fight against cancer. With your support, together we can bridge the gap between conventional and integrative cancer treatments, one woman at a time.