BENEFITING: American Heart Association
ORGANIZER: American Heart
Why run a half marathon? I'm not sure why, but when I decided to have bariatric surgery in 2010 I added running a half and a full marathon to my bucket list. Now I can't believe I'm going to be checking the 1/2 off of my last in less than a month!
Why raise money for American Heart? Well..the words "your high risk for heart disease" hit me! Heart disease has had such an impact on those around me...a grandfather I never got to meet because he had a massive heart attack when my mom was a teen. My mom's stroke. My mom's recent stent. A dear friend that lost her boyfriend to heart disease, suddenly and unexpectedly. A high school best friend watching her dad fight heart disease. Yep....it's taken its toll, and I want to do what I can to make a brighter future!
American Heart Association wrote -
Organization Mission: To improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20% by the year 2020.
Together we can change the culture of health and wellness in and around the Metro Detroit Community. Everyone has a reason to live a longer healthier Life - What or Who is Your Why?
Use the hashtag #lifeiswhy to share your 'why.' Your motivation for living a healthier, longer life is important to your family and friends but most importantly to YOU!