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Julie Varnish

Julie Varnish
Pittsburgh, PA United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Jan 24, 2014
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Hello Family and Friends!  I'm back and I'm ready to run again in the Pittsburgh Half Marathon in memory of my wonderful dad, Bill LeGrand.  This is the 4th year that I will be running for Our Clubhouse and I'm proud to say that over the past 3 years I've been able to raise $3,495 with all of your support and generous donations!

This is now a special tradition that I've been able to create to honor my Dad and even though I miss him on a daily basis, I know that he is still watching over me, guiding me and his influence has made me the strong, driven, caring and loving person that I am today.

I am so fortunate to have had such an amazing Dad and even though he lost his battle with prostate cancer at such a young age, he fought through it in such an inspiring way that will always stay with me and make me strive to be a better person each and every day.

I've realized that if you have your health, you have everything.  My Dad inspired me to start running because after he passed away, I wanted to do something to give back and support people and their loved ones that are currently battling cancer.  I look back at the struggles that my Dad went through when he was sick and he never gave up, he never complained and he was always so thankful of everyone that helped him.  I used to joke with him that he was always "the most popular patient" because of his kindness toward everyone that helped him.   It's my hope that I can honor his memory this year again by running the half marathon and also raise money for a great place that helps so many people who's lives have been affected by cancer.

My Dad was always there to lend a hand to help his family and friends and I hope that you will consider donating on behalf of such a great man that has influenced so many lives.  Each year that I run the race, I see "signs" and I know that my Dad is with me.  I'm definitely not the fastest runner out there, but I finish (my personal motto!)

Thank you again for your support and I hope that you will consider donating!

 

 

Julie
Varnish

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Julie Varnish's Fundraisers

Our Clubhouse at the Pittsburgh Marathon

Our Clubhouse at the Pittsbu…

Amount Raised:

$763

 

151% Raised of $505 Goal