BENEFITING: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
ORGANIZER: LLS Pittsburgh
EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2017
EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017
This will be my fourth year running the Pittsburgh Half Marathon in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma society (LLS). I run each year in honor and memory of my loving, caring grandpa who passed away from leukemia in 2015. He always had a smile on his face, even through the toughest times in his life. His happy, positive outlook on life is a constant reminder to me that I have control over how I live each day of my life.
The LLS did so much good in my grandpa's life during his battle with leukemia. By raising money through the Pittsburgh Half Marathon, I know that I can make a real impact in the lives of patients in the Pittsburgh area.
Donations to the LLS fund critically-needed research and go to financial aid and support programs for local patients. Last year alone, the Western PA and West Virginia LLS chapter was able to provide over one million dollars in co-pay assistance to families in need throughout Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.