This is going to be my first Half Marathon and I'm running on behalf of my mother, Gloria, who passed away on August 2nd, 2012 after surviving a major stroke 8 years prior.
Gloria was born in Bogota, Colombia and had 3 brothers and 3 sisters. She met my father in Santa Monica and had 2 sons.
In addition to being the greatest mom anyone could ask for, she was a very talented Artist and I'm raising money for the Free Arts for Abused Children Foundation.
In addition, all funds raised to this charity will be matched by me and dedicated to the French Park Care Center in Santa Ana, where she stayed and was cared for during her entire recovery period.
AND, I may even be able to get matching funds via another method as well, so let's raise the bar high :)
Thanks so much for your support!