christina olson wrote -
On Saturday April 5, I will be running the Cooper River 10 K in Charleston, SC. The Copper River Bridge Run is one of the best-organized 10-K races in the world. It includes walkers to elite runners in a very unique setting. The 6.2 mile race begins in Mount Pleasant, SC and follows the Cooper River Bridge over the Cooper River into Charleston.
I will run this 10K, for the third time, in honor of my sister in law, Wendy Olson. Three years ago in early April 2011, Wendy passed away, after losing a long battle with Brain Cancer.
This year I am so happy to have other family members participating in the race with me. My father, Walter, and my brother, Jon, will be doing the 10k as well. We all completed the race last year and are quite eager to cross over that bridge again together as we honor Wendy’s amazing life.
In hopes to continue further Cancer Research, I am asking you to donate, if you can, in honor of Wendy as we compete in this race. I know doing the Bridge Run will not bring Wendy back to us, nor will it ever be able to take away the loss we all feel. But my wish is to honor Wendy’s never-ending determination and courageous spirit as Walter, Jon and I use our inner fortitude to complete this challenging race.