Hi there. My name's Jon and this is my first marathon and first fundraising effort. I was inspired to run the marathon after reading "Born To Run" and digging into the story of Emil Zatopek in particular. If you don't know about that dude, take a minute to Google him. He's awesome. I love the idea in the book - and practiced in Emil's life - that love and selflessness are essential ingredients to endurance training. With that in mind, I wanted to find a charity to raise money for and dedicate my training and race to. I used to play guitar in some rock bands in LA and when I saw Shred Kids' Cancer, something clicked. Growing up in Boston, the Jimmy Fund was everywhere. I had the honor of meeting Einar Gustafson - the "Jimmy" in the Jimmy Fund - when I was right out of college and have been deeply touched by the kids who are battling cancer and the people who dedicate themselves to helping those kids. I'm very proud to be a part of this and am deeply thankful to everyone who donates. The body can break down with disease and exhaustion, but love endures. Keep on runnin, keep on lovin and keep on rockin!
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