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On March 25th 2012 the John Kark cancer Fight Club TEAM KRK will be running the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8 K. These amazing, dedicated athletes will be running for the fight.

All of us have been touched by cancer and know someone whose life has been changed drastically because of it.The ultimate goal of reducing the burden of cancer can only be accomplished through a strong commitment to research.

Special events like these are so important in the fight... so on March 25, 2012 we join together to run for a cure. Join us either by volunteering, donating even the smallest amount or coming and cheering our athletes on to the finish line.

“I have learned with great clarity the importance of helping others in this lifetime. It is the strongest desire I have ever had in my life to help others fight cancer. Over two years ago, I started an organization called Chicago Fight Club to raise money for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Walter Payton Cancer Research Fund and other charities that have closely affected our lives. I would like to rename it to the Cancer Fight Club and build it into a world class charity organization. I am determined to beat my cancer and spend the rest of my life helping others fight cancer.”

–John Kark 1/18/10

John started the Chicago Fight Club with Joe, Gretchen, Iris and other supporters in 2008. With their hard work and determination, Chicago Fight Club raised over $40,000 for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society and other charities. Shortly after John lost his battle on April 10, 2010, Chicago Fight Club applied for Non-profit 501(c)(3) status under our new name the John Kark cancer Fight Club to continue John’s fight and wish to help others fight cancer.

Our mission is to raise money for numerous charities that have closely touched and affected our lives. We are a public charity organization that generates donations through the collective efforts of our members. There is always something worth fighting for.

It is not easy to write a brief summary on John's fight. John spent over 5 of the last 10 months of his life living in a hospital after already fighting and beating Lymphoma 10 years earlier. He had to have numerous tests, transfusions and suffer through the many side effects of chemo and the many medications he was on. Most amazingly, John fought without a single complaint and throughout it he continued to help and inspire others. While fighting along side John, he taught us many things. We learned the importance of clinical trials, research and the effect cancer has on a person diagnosed and their loved ones. John also taught us the importance of a positive attitude, that it doesn't take much to make a difference and to never stop fighting. John's will to live, passion for helping others battling cancer and our love for him are a few of the many reasons why we proudly continue John's fight.
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