BENEFITING: American Cancer Society
EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013
Basically, Cancer Sucks.
2012 was a sad year for Cayce and me because we lost people close to us due to the disease. We still have numerous friends/ loved ones who are fighting this disease. In the late summer of 2012, I lost a close college classmate, Kate, who had fought cancer valiantly for more than 2 years. We were a very close knit group in college (there were only 8 of us in our class). Kate is on the far left in our wedding day picture and the front left in one of our college pictures. Fellow classmates Tim, Jeff, and I decided to apply for charity bibs to run the Boston Marathon, an event that we watched in person along the course every year (see below for Jeff's note). Then, less than 10 days after losing Kate, Cayce's mother, Peggy, passed away after her 2nd bout with cancer. Amazingly, we were awarded the bibs right before Christmas. There are thousands of applicants for just a few bibs, and I believe that we were given these bibs for a purpose. I need your help.
Cancer has touched almost everyone's life. It has probably touched yours. Treatments are improving and lives are being extended. I have chosen to run this race for Kate, Mom, and anyone you choose. If you have someone you've lost or is fighting cancer now and want to honor them, please leave a note with their first name and last initial in the comments section. I will be placing all of their names on the shirt I wear during the race. I am committed to raising at least $5,000 for this race but want to blow that away.
Thank you for your support, and I will be updating my training progress from time to time.
Jeffrey Breese wrote -
Jeff Breese, Tim Bellisari, and Jason Williams will be running the 2013 Boston Marathon in the memory of loved ones that have been lost to cancer. We each have individual connections to people who have suffered, but also have a common connection.
In August of 2012, we lost a dear friend and close classmate from BU to cancer. Kate was an amazing woman who accomplished much in her life, though she was only 35. We're running to honor her memory, to celebrate life, and to raise money to someday cure cancer.
If you have been impacted by cancer in your life, we ask that you consider donating to our cause. Thanks so much and we'll see you at the finish line!