Andy Dufresne said it best in Shawshank Redemption. “Get busy living or get busy dying.” Certainly one reason to cross “marathon” off my bucket list. That said, I’m not running for minimal self-fulfillment. I’m running to raise money for cancer research and to support those in my life who are afflicted with the disease.
For fifteen years and counting, my Aunt Lois has bravely stared down Sarcoma against long odds. She lives despite having the majority of both lungs removed from a tumor that was also touching her heart. Lois is an example of what cancer research can accomplish. I will run for her.
Two years ago, my cousin Aaron Mosely sadly lost his life after a courageous battle with cancer. Aaron lived seven years with Rhabdomyosarcoma, diagnosed at the age of 13. In the end he had tumors covering his brain and bones, yet never lost hope. Aaron is the toughest young man I’ve ever met. I will run for him.
And I will run for the partner of a close friend who was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma. That was the final push for me.
Completing the marathon/training required will be tough. But it pales in comparison (if you can even make one) to the effort it takes to defeat cancer. I need your help and support!! Please donate to my effort, if you can. Each dollar you give DIRECTLY benefits cancer research. Dollar for dollar we can help kick this disease to the curb.
If you can make a donation, please do so now. Don’t file this email away for “later.” I'll just run you down at a later date :)
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