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2016 Celebrate Life Half Marathon

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Cancer again
March 12, 2016

And yesterday, March 11, 2016...to hear those words.... In 2004, my mom beat Cancer. The process wasn't pretty, but her strength was beautiful.  See more

BENEFITING: CELEBRATE LIFE HALF MARATHON

EVENT: Celebrate Life Half Marathon 2016

EVENT DATE: Mar 13, 2016

Deb Harrison

THE STORY:

All donations, prayers, words of encouragement and prayer requests welcomed. I put the names or initials on a handkerchief I run with tied around my ankle. Running in honor and memory of those who have faced life head on.

<------ Some pictures from last year's event are here. Thank you to

Myriam Loor, a survivor, for putting this together each year! I also run that my children will remember to always Celebrate Life.

http://celebratelifehalfmarathon.com/

What do you celebrate?

I celebrate family and friends who surround us with love. I celebrate a town I have been a part of my whole life, where I can pick up the phone to get a medical answer, but if I need to go in, the drive is short and the warmth and support is over-flowing. I celebrate two children who smile and cry and try. I celebrate their awesome teachers. I celebrate community. I celebrate faith. I celebrate health and sickness, happiness and sadness, gain and loss, for all have yielded growth. I celebrate you - you are a wonderful and beautiful creation.

I have gotten a lot of questions about my participation in The Celebrate Life Half Marathon. So, I feel inclined to share a little, with an admitted plug for anyone who would like to contribute to the cause. 

One of the reasons the Celebrate Life Half Marathon is so powerful is that it is a Celebration of the lives of those who have passed and those who are still pushing onward. While it raises money for those battling Cancer, it is also about more than that challenge. It is about the celebration of all that life is - of our faith, our communion with one another and our power to spread hope - in the lives of others and in our own lives. I am confident that all challenges I face today or may face in the future, I will do it with confidence in the Lord, even when I may not know it.

This year, my pace will be slow again (perhaps walking much of it), and my expression perhaps a bit less than radiant with some injuries. It will still be a celebration. No matter what we are overcoming, we are empowered by hope.

We can celebrate with a half marathon, but it is every step, even if taken from a wheelchair, hospital bed or from a place of sorrow, from whatever we face, that is a milestone.

I think most of us have in some way been impacted by Cancer. It has touched my family, who has both survivors of Cancer (my mother) and those who were taken from us by it (my maternal grandfather). I have witnessed heroic battles, faced with smiles and tears. Some of those battles ended in the loss of life, but Cancer did not win. Their life's lights remain. Right now, there are people I know seeking treatment and awaiting test results. Events like these remind us that every moment of our lives is an opportunity to breathe hope.

In addition to my individual fundraiser, I am looking for company sponsors who may be willing to provide some funds. The request is for at least $50. If donating is an option, any amount would be greatly appreciated. The chairperson of the organization/race director is also a survivor herself. I befriended her through doing the event, and I am continually impressed by her commitment to making the Celebrate Life Half meaningful and in helping people.

You may reach out to me if you would like to donate through my individual fundraiser for the event instead. Either way, money goes directly to the organization; it is not something you need to give me to give the organization.

You can check out the event at Celebratelifehalfmarathon.org

Please share with those who may be interested.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GwjfUFyY6M - Yep, I went there.

 

The Celebrate Life Half Marathon reaches out to the entire running and walking community in an effort to raise awareness and money for the Celebrate Life Half Marathon's Patient's Fund that helps people facing cancer. 100% of the money raised is donated to patients in treatment. This are no overhead nor administrative costs, so all funds are donated back to those in need - to help them win this fight. http://celebratelifehalfmarathon.com/

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To This Fundraiser

$325

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ed H

    $20

  • Nancy Faddegon

    $25

  • Justice Worthington

    $50

  • Deanna Korte

    $25

  • Doug Delavan

    $30

  • Awesome Albany Athletes

    $150

  • Cassie mccarron

    $25

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65% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $325 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Cassie mccarron

Cassie mccarron

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Awesome Albany Athletes

Awesome Albany Athletes

DONATION: $150

150% Committed to bringing new runners for a Great Cause <3 3 years ago

Doug Delavan

Doug Delavan

DONATION: $30

In Memory of Eleanor Delavan 3 years ago

Deanna Korte

Deanna Korte

DONATION: $25

For survivors Linda Korte & Jean Harrison 3 years ago

Justice Worthington

Justice Worthington

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Nancy Faddegon

Nancy Faddegon

DONATION: $25

In memory of Howard Armbruster 3 years ago

Ed H

Ed H

DONATION: $20

3 years ago