EVENT DATE: May 29, 2016
Last year I ran the Buffalo half marathon in memory of my BFF Theresa Lukowski-Burns, who lost her battle with leukemia days after her 23rd birthday. Sadly, just a couple of weeks ago, her family suffered another loss, when her niece who was named for her, lost her life at the age of 25. Theresa Hintz lived with Juvenile Diabetes, and suffered from depression as a result.I did not know her well, but her mom, aunts and grandparents were my second family when I was in HS. They have all been through this before. A mother should never have to bury a child, nor a grandparent their grandchild. Nor a young woman her BFF. My niece was Theresa's BFF, as Theresa's aunt was mine. So, this year I am again running the Buffalo Half Marathon, but will be raising funds for the JDRF. Please consider making a donation to support this worthy cause. Together we can make a difference.