Ooops. I did it again.....
Yes, I've registered once again to play 100 holes of golf in the 2018 Golf Fights Cancer Golf Marathon. This will be my fourth marathon -- I can't believe it and once again I'm asking for your support.
This marathon continues to be such a test mentally and physically. I'm not getting any younger and so the challenge gets a bit tougher each year, but with everyone's backing and knowing that we are making a difference in people lives is a tremendous boost throughout the day!
Since my first marathon just 4 years ago, I have lost 3 friends to Cancer. Three friends who also supported me even as they were dealing with their cancer treatments. This year is dedicated to each of them and to all of those who we have all lost to Cancer. And we are seeing the success stories. I have also had friends finish their treatments and the early tests show they are Cancer free!!!! So we also dedicate this to those working on finding treatments with positive outcomes -- because-- yes - they do happen!
My initial goal this year is to raise the obligatory $3000 that GFC is looking for. But I know we can do better than that, and I would love to see us get back to my 2015 fundraising level of nearly $10,000. I'm hoping support comes in from far and wide! This marathon will truly test my endurance and will -- which are tested daily by all of our loved ones who are faced with a cancer diagnosis.
The beneficiary of the 2017 Marathon is Team Impact, a national non-profit that matches kids with serious and chronic diseases with local college athletic teams to form life-long bonds and life-changing outcomes. As a college athlete myself (yes it was over 35 years ago, I know) I would have loved to been matched with a kid in this way. I know that we would both be forever changed by the interactions. And I will be sure to see if my college athletic program is involved with this group.
Once again, our marathoners have an impressive goal- to raise $250,000. And I know with the help of our supporters we can get there.
On June 1st at Juniper Hill-- I'll be asking my body and my golf game to do more than I typically ask of it. And all the while I will be thinking of and tweeting to my buddies who I'm hoping to help. Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Melanoma, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Pancreatic Cancer - it goes on and on-- and all of these have affected someone in my life. Great strides are being made in treatment-- but we need more. Can you help me out? I know many of you have been touched by these too.
Thank you for your support. And I'm going to do my best to keep it in the fairway and get these 100 holes played in record time.
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