BENEFITING: Stand Up To Cancer
My freshman year, I joined cross-country. I struggled and suffered being a chubby unathletic kid trying to run a few miles. However, that same year was my mom's first year of remission, so I sucked it up knowing that others have suffered much much worse. Now, I want to use the means of running (and triathlons, ultra races, anything really) to fight cancer. My mom was diagnosed with stomach cancer, which cancer.gov reports costs $71,076 for initial treatment, therefore, I want to raise $71,076 for Stand Up To Cancer.