I am running the Chicago Marathon in memory of my father who lost his courageous battle to Melanoma on November 4, 2014.
My dad was the strongest and most resilient person I knew. He taught me the value of hard work and preserverence. In every aspect of his life he faced hurdles with determination and an indomitable spirit.
Running a marathon (26.2 miles!) is a great example of what's attainable with these values exhibited by my father- with a little hard work, perserverence and determinaton you can achieve goals that would otherwise seem impossible. It is my hope that by doing something I've grown to love by the example set forth by my dad, running, I will also do my part in spreading awareness and helping put an end to this horrible disease.
Please consider donating to my fundraiser for Jack's Fund- an organization that works to help find cure for melanoma, while building awareness for the prevention and early detection of the disease.
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