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Running For Research via Crowdrise
January 01, 2016

With two 30 minute dog walks and a long 13.25 mile workout at the gym, we finished our 2,015 mile journey with 2,018 miles as of December 31  See more
Running For Research


My dad was born in the 1930's to a large farming family in the Midwest. His life mission was helping others. As a young man, my dad joined the U.S. Army and served in their medical department. After his military service, he drove an ambulance for many years before embarking on his career as a Patient Care Assistant for over 35 years at a local hospital retiring in 1999. In 2010, doctors found a large tumor in my dad's lung. In less than 4 weeks, my mom and I found ourselves at the hospital watching my father take his last breath. This was the hardest day of my life.

Meanwhile, my high school friend and former college roommate was dealing with a similar experience. Her friend was battling breast cancer. She was diagnosed in college..

In 2012, I wanted to do something to help and thus participated in the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program and donated hair for the cause.

Unfortunately, this would not be the last time I would hear the word cancer. Last year, I learned that my boyfriend’s beautiful mother was diagnosed with myeloma. In her 60s, my boyfriend’s mother is an amazing woman. She and her husband of 40+ years raised 8 talented children on a mediocre salary. She is thoughtful, creative, strong and true to her beliefs. She is a great story-teller and has an infectious laugh. She is the quintessential grandmother. I only wish I could spend more time getting to know her.

When I first heard of the virtual 2,015 mile challenge in 2015, I was a little scared at first. I am not much of a runner. But after thinking about it for a week or so I decided to get my boyfriend and his two boys on board. The 4 of us created a team and will be running, walking and exercising our way to 2,015 miles in 2015.

Please support us in our trek to complete 2,015 miles in 2015.  We are running, walking and exercising to stamp out cancer!!

All proceeds go directly to the American Cancer Society. 

Mileage Calculator:

January = 77 Miles Covered

February = 207 Miles Covered

March = 375 Miles Covered

April = 553 Miles Covered

May = 694 Miles Covered

June = 864 Miles Covered

July = 1,112 Miles Covered

August = 1,323 Miles Covered (August 13, 2015 - Participated in the National City Relay for Life.  Walked a totel of 10 hours and logged 13 miles.  Donated $60 for Team National City Police Department).

September = 1,509 Miles Covered

October = 1,683 Miles Covered

November = 1,844 Miles Covered



To This Fundraiser


  • A grandmother


  • Sibling #4 and Co.


  • Liz


  • Monica


  • Lisa Adda



13% Raised of $2,015 Goal

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Donor Comments

Lisa Adda

Lisa Adda


In memory of my aunt Dr. Duran who loved to run! 2 years ago




2 years ago




For those we love . . . 2 years ago

Sibling #4 and Co.

Sibling #4 and Co.


For Nana, Grandma and Grandpa F, and my best friend Joy. May they rest in peace. For my younger brother that he remain cancer-free.And for my Mom, an unsung hero who is fighting bravely, may God bless and heal you. 2 years ago

A grandmother

A grandmother


In honor of the greatest mother/grandmother ever. 2 years ago