April 07, 2017
During all my training and races, I've made so many friends. One is the beautiful Tonia Smith. Tonia is a survivor and I'm proud to call her my friend. I also met the awesome Deb Bahr who runs to honor her mother and her aunt, both of whom had Pancreatic Cancer. My mom lost her best friend Bonnie to PC last year and I ran the Des Moines Marathon in her memory. Cancer has hit my life, Tonia's and Deb's in different ways. Each having pain. Each having sadness. Each of us coming out stronger and running towards a common goal - to stop cancer! I hope I raise enough to help make Pancreatic Cancer a thing of the past and run the Lincoln Marathon proudly in Purple. Please join me!