BENEFITING: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
ORGANIZER: LLS Pittsburgh
EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2016
EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016
For me, the decision to run again year was not an easy one....let's face it, I complained when I trained last year! I am not looking to do anything but cross the finish line, hopefully without throwing up! The decision was made easier for me as I watched some of my family go through another loss to this disease...Jacklyn. She was my age, had a young daughter, a family that loved her and was taken way too soon. Although I was not close to her as an adult, I still pulled out pictures of us walking down the aisle as flower girls in my aunt's wedding and questioned how this could possibly happen. When my Mom passed four years ago from the disease, age 61 was young, but now someone almost half her age? My mom was my motivation to run the half last year for this charity. She continues to be my motivation in every aspect of my life. So this year, along with my motivation from Mom, I will be running with some extra motivation from Jacklyn. No one should have to suffer through this disease and families shouldn't lose their loved ones so early.
I have the goal of raising $1,000 and every dollar helps...trust me. If you can, please consider donating. Thank you and God bless.