I am so excited to make one of my life-long dreams come true - running the NYC Marathon. I'll be pushing myself to new limits every mile I run - but it's worth it because I am doing it to support all those affected by cardiovascular disease and stroke! I am running on behalf of the American Heart Association, the nationwide voluntary health organization devoted to building healthier lives. This is a cause near and dear to my heart as both of my grandparents have suffered through cardiovascular disease and stroke. I want to run this marathon in their honor - to represent the fact that, if we all push ourselves a little more, we CAN make a difference in this fight. I dream of a world where cardiovascular disease and stroke no longer exist - and I hope that you will support me in this dream and my dream to run the NYC Marathon by making a donation to this great cause!