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AKTIV Against Cancer 2017 Boston Marathon

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Shelby Sims

THE STORY:

 

My dad, Robert Sims, was an All-American defensive lineman who loved the idea of 'his sons' playing football. As they say, life has a funny way of working itself out and (for Dad) that meant a reality of four daughters. Lucky for him - us girls lived, breathed, and dreamt sports.

Through sports, Dad taught us about life. He rallied us by saying "Let's go Sports Fans!" and whether or not we asked for it, consistently played the 'coach' card.

As I grew older, anytime I seeked his advice he drew a sports comparison. "Shelby, you have to be hungry, mean, and 'cool under pressure" like Kobe. (he loved dropping Kobe). He’d follow that with, "success is about failing, you have to get up and go for it over and over again."

In 2009, ‘Coach’ was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocycitc Leukemia. Again, he exhibited everything he taught us --- giving your 100% and not choking under stress. But sometimes the whistle blows and the game ends up not swaying your way. In December 2015, dad’s jersey number officially retired.

Robert Sims was a Boston Marathon finisher in 1994. As a ‘forever father-daughter team’, I’ll be crossing the finish line this year with Aktiv Against Cancer to raise awareness about exercise and its integral part of cancer treatment.

I'm running in tribute of my dad #simstrong, for young kids who've lost a parent, families who've lost a loved one, and especially for the ones fighting cancer right now. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your contribution.

Shelby Sims

"If physical activity was a pill, it would be the most prescribed medicine in the western world.' -Grete Waitz​

LEADING THE CHARGE IN EXERCISE ONCOLOGY. AKTIV Against Cancer works to ensure that physical activity will become an integral part of cancer treatment. We support cutting edge research on the benefits of exercise for the prevention and treatment of cancer, as well as the creation of fitness programs and facilities in cancer treatment centers. AKTIV Against Cancer was founded by 9-time NYC Marathon Champion and Norwegian running superstar Grete Waitz and current Executive Director Helle Aanesen in Norway in 2007. After donating more than $14M and helping to create thirteen (13) physical activity centers in cancer treatment facilities throughout Norway, AKTIV Against Cancer established its official presence in the United States in 2014. Support Team AKTIV Against Cancer on their quest to run the iconic 2017 Boston Marathon!

$16,179

MONEY RAISED
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  • Grayson Jones

     

  • Natalie Dollinger

     

  • Lucy

    $25

  • Linda Thurston

    $50

  • Mark Sims

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Susan Miller

    $50

  • Lindsay Moore

     

  • Diane & Davis Moore and family

     

  • Carolyn Hillgren

     

  • Andy Morrow

     

  • The Stahl Family a

     

  • Eli

     

  • William Sims

     

  • Debbie Ulseth

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Don, Haley, Kendal and Jillian Glatthorn

    $100

  • Paddy Galvin

    $75

  • Seth

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Devyn Tharnstrom

     

  • Denise McCain and Charles Tharnstrom

     

  • Katie Carrico

    $100

  • Hunter carrico

    $100

  • James Noble

    $250

  • Charlotte Leasia

     

  • James Gallagher

    $100

  • Dylan Freier

     

  • Connie Chau

    $25

  • Max

    $50

  • Lily Ling

    $25

  • Morris Chen

     

  • Francis

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Rob Jacobs

    $50

  • Lauren Rayappu

     

  • Curtis Oh

    $25

  • Alison Marras

     

  • Claire Yale Raynes

    $25

  • Aaron Arboleda

    $50

  • Chad Horenfeldt

     

  • Francesca Nestande

     

  • Sandy Guy-Willoughby

     

  • Will Garner

    $25

  • Jane

    $50

  • Shelby Ferson

     

  • Julia Delcarson

     

  • Sanaz

     

  • Meredith Martinuzzi

    $25

  • Albert Le

    $25

  • Michael Borden

    $100

  • Michael Chen

     

  • Whitey & Janice Holt

    $26.20

  • Gavin

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Jared Blank

    $100

  • Nicole Bosco

    $20

  • Dan

    $75

  • Shelley Dunn

     

  • Greg and Nancy Hillgren and family

    $100

  • Kate Noble

    $45

  • Pratik Bhadra

    $100

  • Steve DiNardo

     

  • M. Pascual

    $25

  • Ellen Stiefler

    $100

  • Eric Morriss

    $100

  • Suzy Strutner

    $50

  • Dev

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Pete

     

  • Caitlin Vance

    $25

  • Anne Martin

    $50

  • Amy F

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Caitlin

     

  • Ann Patellos

     

  • Katie Stemler

     

  • Kaila Leary

     

  • Muelheim

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sarah Wasloski

    $100

  • Melissa, Scot, Sterling, Meredith & Spencer Brewster

    $100

  • joan kaestner

    $50

  • For PRB

     

  • Mom

     

  • Patty Sims

     

  • Aunt Lisa and Uncle Tom

     

  • McKenna

    $50

  • William Barkett

    $250

  • Galvin Gang

     

  • Liv White

     

  • Terri and Howard Matthews

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Brendan Hanley

    $50

  • Bruce

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Katie Visconti

     

  • Leila

    $25

  • Rosie

     

  • Kevin and Kathy Stumm

    $50

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108% Raised of $15,000 Goal

The Team: $52,184 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Shelby Sims

Amount Raised

$16,179

 

108% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

AKTIV Against Cancer

Amount Raised

$7,000

 

14% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michele Kwok

Amount Raised

$6,875

 

138% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Emma Christensen

Amount Raised

$5,720

 

114% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Arielle Weinstein

Amount Raised

$5,235

 

105% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Hannah Osborn

Amount Raised

$5,000

 

100% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ricky Newton

Amount Raised

$3,500

 

70% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chelsea Wild

Amount Raised

$2,675

 

67% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Kevin and Kathy Stumm

Kevin and Kathy Stumm

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Rosie

Rosie

Incredible! 1 year ago

Leila

Leila

DONATION: $25

You're amazing Shibby!!!! 1 year ago

Katie Visconti

Katie Visconti

Shelby with the Juice! You go girl :D 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Kick butt Green Eyes! 1 year ago

Bruce

Bruce

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Brendan Hanley

Brendan Hanley

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

SLS - excited to see you take over Boston! Make S-team proud! 1 year ago

Terri and Howard Matthews

Terri and Howard Matthews

Way to go Shelby. WE are cheering for you across the miles. 1 year ago

Liv White

Liv White

1 year ago