BENEFITING: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
ORGANIZER: LLS Pittsburgh
EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2017
EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017
I am proud to be fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by running the 2017 Pittsburgh Half Marathon. As a charity runner, my goal will be to raise $350 for LLS before May. I decided to run for LLS because I have a personal connection with this fight. My girlfriend Mallory lost her father Don after a long and hard bout with Leukemia at the beginning of our freshman year of college in 2014. I didn't know Don particularly well but I know the fight was always tough for him and his family as he did his best to live life to the fullest while Ill. I want to run this race as a way to support everyone who has lost a loved one or who is currently fighting this battle with all their strength. I will remember them and their struggles as I train my hardest to complete my first half marathon. I would appreciate any support as I train and try to honor the memory of the Don and so many others.