A Huge Thank You!
February 27, 2017
BENEFITING: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
ORGANIZER: LLS Pittsburgh
EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2017
EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017
I'm so excited to fundraise on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In 1997 I lost my grandfather to Leukemia; at the time I was only 2 years old. Just before his diagnosis, he and my grandmother had finally retired after raising 8 children together on a Principal and secretary's salaries. A Marine, a much-loved father and grandfather, I can only imagine what it would be like to have had the opportunity to get to know him. Undoubtedly he is watching proudly from Heaven as each of his children and grandchildren grow up. Making a contribution to efforts to research and improve care and quality of life for other families and individuals affected by Leukemia & Lymphoma is an important part of honoring my Pop's memory.
I'm currently a senior Nursing student at Duquesne who's partaken in the marathon weekend festivities since relocating to Pittsburgh from Maryland. I've raced the half, full and 5k and I've always wanted to "Run for a Reason." Thank you in advance for your contribution!