BENEFITING: ENDURE TO CURE PEDIATRIC CANCER FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: ENDURE TO CURE PEDIATRIC CANCER FOUNDATION
EVENT: 2015 Chicago Marathon
EVENT DATE: Oct 11, 2015
Why I do this
Because life is not about achieving goals. Life is not about being number one. Life is not about chasing dreams. Life is not about sacrifice. Life is not about winning. Life is not about hard work.
Life is about working, winning, sacrificing, chasing dreams, being number one, achieving goals and then... sharing all of this with others. We do it because it is what we love, and we share it because love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.
The reason we race isn't so much to beat each other but to be with each other. We are with each other physically of course, but most importantly; we are in each other's hearts.
The Hopis consider running a form of prayer; they offer every step as a sacrifice to a loved one, and in return ask the Great Spirit to match their strength with some of his own. I offer every step of this race as a sacrifice to kids with cancer and their families.
We wouldn't be alive without love; we wouldn't have survived without running. Maybe we shouldn't be surprised that getting better at one could make you better at the other.
Thank you to all donors.
Mariana Bucardo C.