Lou Alvarez is a retired NYPD Detective, and was a first responder on 9/11. He worked, alongside many other brave men and women, tirelessly for weeks following that tragedy to help bring New York City out of confusion, and despair. He continued to work for years following in service of this great city.
A year ago, he was diagnosed with Stage 4 colorectal cancer that spread to his liver. He was not given a timeframe, nor anything but the promise of struggle, anxiety, and pain that no human being should ever have to bear.
Following 20 rounds of chemotherapy, on May 17th, he went into surgery to remove part of his colon, his gallbladder, and half of his liver.
The surgery went as well as it could have thankfully, despite a change of plans in how much of his liver was removed. He'll need to go back for a second surgery to remove more of his liver, but for now is in recovery. He's continuing to fight, and we all as Team Alvarez fight alongside him.
On Saturday, July 15, we will follow in the footsteps of the New York Yankees as part of the ninth annual Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium – a unique fundraising run/walk that uses the Stadium as its course. We'll get to explore the concourses and ramps, climb stairs between levels, and take our own victory laps around the warning track that circles the field.
100% of the money we raise will be used by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation to fund innovative research by today's most brilliant young scientists, who are racing to find the causes and cures for all types of cancer.
Please make a donation that supports our run/walk.
You can choose the amount you want to give – all donations are gratefully received!
Thank you for your support.