On April 30th 2016, my mom lost her fight! I will run this race in her memory this year. It will be the hardest race I have ever run!!!
Last year, I was fortunate enough to run the NYC marathon for the V Foundation. Unfortunately, 3 weeks before the marathon I broke my ankle during my 20-mile training run. For most, that would have been the end of their journey. I, on the other hand, wasn’t going to let it stop me. I decided I would run, walk, or crawl to the finish line, no matter how long it took me. It was the hardest thing I have EVER willed myself to do but I finished!
This year, after surgery on January 19th to remove bone and fix ligament damage, I am back! I am so excited to run this amazing race again for a very special Charity that is near and dear to my heart. Please consider helping me reach my goal of $4,250. Every little bit makes a huge difference!
Team V is the official endurance fundraising program for The V Foundation for Cancer Research. We are a committed team of athletes fundraising with strength and determination for the fight against cancer. We invite you to join our Team for the life-changing, rewarding experience of a life time. Register before June 1st to receive a fundraising discount. $3,250 minimum fundraising gets you all the great benefits listed below or raise $4,250 and receive two nights at NY Athletic Club on Race Weekend! Pricing will increase June 1.
In addition to raising money for a great cause, Team V runner benefits include:
- Free registration and guaranteed entry into the 2016 TCS New York City
Marathon (valued at $266)
- Exclusive Team V training technical t-shirt
- Race day Team V jersey
- Official TCS New York City Marathon personalized training program
- Official Team V Swag Bag
- Pre-race pasta party at the exclusive NY Athletic Club
- Personalized online fundraising page, with fundraising support
- Advice from our expert marathon coaches via phone or online
Runners may also elect to raise money and stay at the private NY Athletic Club for two nights with close proximity to the Finish Line.
Top Five fundraisers receive Newton running shoes
Other fundraising levels include high performance running gear
The V Foundation was founded by ESPN and former award-winning NC State basketball coach Jim Valvano. Coach Valvano was diagnosed with cancer in 1993. When he created the Foundation, he knew that it was too late for research to save him. But he spent his last months alive creating a legacy of hope for others diagnosed with this debilitating disease.
In the past 22 years, The V Foundation has awarded more than $150 million to cancer research and related programs nationwide.
Jim Valvano’s “Don’t Give Up . . . Don’t Ever Give Up!”® spirit is alive now more than ever. And it is the perfect motto to carry us through the largest marathon in the world. With continued support, we will forge ahead with innovative research. Join us on Team V or support us through a donation – either way, you are making a difference and saving lives.