BENEFITING: PROVIDENCE PORTLAND MEDICAL FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Aug 23, 2013
It was so exciting to participate in Portland to Coast for the first time in 2012. I knew the walk was a cancer related fundraiser but since cancer had never touched my life I didn’t do any fundraising. That all changed on May 16, 2013 when my husband, Andy Harrild, was diagnosed with leukemia, a blood cancer. We have just started our scary journey on the road to remission. I am learning cancer is much like the PTC race … exhausting walk in the dark on a curvy path with blind corners that seems to be all uphill but much easier to travel with the support of your friends and family. Participating in the Portland to Coast has a new meaning for me now. Now I will be walking for Andy and everyone else that has ever traveled on the road to remission! Please considering sponsoring me in the 2013 Portland to Coast race at whatever level you can, no amount is too small and of course, no amount is too big.