BENEFITING: CELEBRATE LIFE HALF MARATHON
EVENT DATE: Mar 09, 2014
As most of you know I love running. Fewer of you know why I love running. I owe this to my mom Jacque. She is an amazing woman not to mention stellar runner. She would somehow manage to get me out of bed at 5:30am on freezing, dark winter mornings in Denver to go running with her. In high school my mom was diagnosed with chronic leukocytic leukemia (CLL) - she had to undergo chemo, but battled like a champ and kept running the entire time. She is currently stable and is not in need of chemo. She keeps inspiring me every day to live life to the fullest, and to always start (and end) the dance party!
Another inspirational woman I would like to honor in the race is Crystal Dean. I spent a lot of time with the Dean family throughout high school and college. Crystal is a five year survivor of breast cancer. She looked cancer in the eye and never backed down - all while working and caring for a family. She changed her lifestyle and now helps out others who are affected by cancer. (She is also an avid runner/athlete).
The race I am most excited about this year is the Celebrate Life Half Marathon on March 9th. Celebrate Life honors, remembers and celebrates those who have fought against cancer.
The race annually raises funds to assist cancer patients in their financial needs donating 100% of the proceeds to patients in treatment.
Please donate even a dollar! No donation is too small for this great cause.