BENEFITING: ALS Association Greater New York Chapter
ORGANIZER: ALS Association Greater New York Chapter
EVENT: NYC Half 2014
EVENT DATE: Mar 16, 2014
I am very excited to be running the NYC Half Marathon on March 16, 2014 as a member of Team ALS. I will be running this race in memory of my girlfriend Annie’s father, Vinnie Cullen. Vinnie was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in December 2011 and sadly, passed away on May 9, 2013. He was as warm, loving, and kind hearted as anyone I've had the pleasure to get to know. Though our relationship was brief, I was astounded by the amount of people that Vinnie assisted, inspired, and genuinely cared for throughout his life. I’m incredibly honored to run and celebrate his memory and would be even more honored to raise as much money in his name as possible. With all that Vinnie has done for his family, friends, community, and countless charities, it would be incredible to raise as much as we can. All donations will help the ALS Association to further its research in order to find a cure, to help current PALS with their care and to increase awareness. If you are able to make a contribution that supports Vinnie’s memory and helps in the fight against ALS, I, as well as his family and friends would be incredibly grateful.
“So I close in saying that I may have had a tough break, but I have an awful lot to live for.”