On 11/18/2012, I will participate in the Philadelphia Marathon to benefit LUNGevity Foundation and I am asking you to support my efforts. As many of you know, my mom passed away from lung cancer a couple years ago. Upon being diagnosed with lung cancer, there were very limited treatment options for her and she passed away 8 months later.
This will be my 5th marathon. The 2010 Philly marathon was my first, and I continued training for a spring marathon (Ocean Drive Marathon) which I got my time down to 4:05. And then this past Nov, I finally got under 4 hours with a 3:43!
The thought of running 26.2 miles still sounds crazy but is less and less scary each time around. My goal this time is to get as close to 3:30 as possible.
An awesome side note: my sister Jaime http://soc.li/ujcGt2Y will also be running. She is running her 3rd half marathon and is also fundraising for lung cancer research. Soon she will be doing the marathon too, she has that same addictive personality when it comes to running.
Every dollar that is contributed to LUNGevity Foundation brings us one step closer to finding a cure for lung cancer. Due to their unique partnerships with other organizations, every dollar that LUNGevity grants to lung cancer research is actually doubled.
LUNGevity Foundation was founded in November 2000 by seven lung cancer survivors. Today it is the leading private provider of lung cancer research funding and was named Charity Navigator's fastest growing charity as well as given their four star rating for fiscal responsibility.
If you are wondering about the pic with the pillows under our shirts; my mom was tired of all the swelling from the steroids she was on and wanted to feel thin again, so we made her the smallest one in the picture!
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