BENEFITING: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
ORGANIZER: LLS Pittsburgh
EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2016
EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016
I am running the Pittsburgh Half Marathon this year in memory of my Uncle Keith Fowler who passed away last spring at the age of 63 after losing his battle to MDS when it quickly converted to leukemia. I have always enjoyed running shorter distances but in the past 2 years have challenged myself to run longer distances. The first time I made it two times around North Park Lake I was so excited and couldn't wait to tell somebody. My Uncle Keith happened to call me just as I finished my run and he was the first person I told. He thought I was crazy but was very supportive. I always think of him every time I run by that location.