BENEFITING: Imerman Angels
EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2017
This October I will be running in the Chicago Marathon to support the Imerman Angels. Imerman Angels provides free personalized one-on-one cancer support for cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers. Imerman Angels was created on the belief that no one should have to face cancer alone and without the necessary support.
At 26 years old, Jonny Imerman was diagnosed with testicular cancer and began his fight against the disease. Throughout his experience, Jonny was lucky enough to have loving support from his family and friends but had never met anyone his age who was a cancer survivor. He wanted to talk to someone just like him, someone who truly understood, and was intimately familiar with his experience. In short, he was looking for someone who had already faced the same type of cancer. This was the beginning of Jonny’s vision and in 2003, it became a reality when he founded Imerman Angels.
Two years ago my Uncle Sid was diagnosed with prostate cancer. With the support of the Imerman Angels, my uncle found a place that offered unwavering support and was with him and my aunt every step of the way. Thankful, he is in remission today and is doing really well. He will be running in Chicago as well; HIS FIRST MARATHON!!! I am so thrilled to be running this marathon with him and to help bring awarness to this wonderful organization.
Please support me in any way that you can.