BENEFITING: GOLF FIGHTS CANCER
ORGANIZER: GOLF FIGHTS CANCER
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
In 2009, after 7 years in the Marine Corps, I picked up running to improve my annual 3 mile physical fitness test scores. The next year, my first kid was born, and running became about promoting a healthy lifestyle for my growing family. I was further driven to complete a marathon just as my siblings have. After running my first race 3 minutes shy of qualifying for Boston, I set my sights on this new goal. After qualifying, I was training to break the 3 hour finish time and am now 16 seconds shy.
So here I am, still running to my next goal. I will break 3 hours if I keep working at it. But what will be next? Running (for me) needs to be for something greater than my own personal goals. It needs to be for something bigger than myself. What? How? I now needed some direction.
ENTER KILEY SULLIVAN.
I am a husband to my loving (and exceptionally supportive) wife, Becca. We’ve been married since 2002 and now have three children; Mea (5), Emilia (2), and Turner (6 mo). Kiley’s story and her fight touched my heart.
This young fighter is a playmate of my older brother’s kids while they lived in West Hartford, CT. About one year ago Kiley was diagnosed with stage 4 Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) which is an extremely aggressive cancer and she is now in a fight for her life.
My brother, Ted, introduced me to The Golf Fights Cancer charity team. This team is dedicated to this very special little girl with a very rare form of cancer. They have given me a purpose and a way to apply my blessing to help someone in need.
But, I need your help.
Currently, Kiley has made it through her first round of Chemo and is responding very well! We are super pumped for her and her family. This an amazing little girl has more fight in her little body than most of us could imagine. You can read more about Kiley on her Facebook page.
The team consists of 12 runners with an overall goal of $125,000. 100% of the proceeds will be given as a gift in Kiley's name to Boston Children's Hospital to support Dr. Galindo's research. Dr. Galindo consulted Kiley and is considered one of the leading experts in Rhabdomyosarcoma.
Please consider donating to this great cause and help Kiley fight for her life and pursue her goals while I fight to finish 26.2 miles under 3 hours.
To donate: Please click here to go directly to the Golf Fights Cancer crowdwise page
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Thank you for being part of my Boston Marathon experience and making this something bigger than ourselves.