BENEFITING: Little Pink Houses of Hope
EVENT DATE: Oct 01, 2014
If you know me, you know I have undergone aggressive cancer treatment for Stage III Breast Cancer over the last 15 months. After my last round of chemo, when I also had pneaumonia, and I could not walk up more than 2 stairs without having to stop to breathe, it was that very next step that I swore to myself if I beat this cancer then I would run a half marathon exactly one year from my last day of treatment. My race was scheduled for October 2013. In June I broke my right ankle and it took 12 weeks to heal. It may have pushed my half marathon into 2014, but it did not break my spirit and I will eventually run that race. I have slowly started training again and building up my ankle strength. I plan to run the Hartford ING Half Marathon in October of 2014.
But there is something else I want to do while I run. I want to raise money for a charity that helped my family and I through the toughest year of our lives. That charity is Little Pink Houses of Hope. And that is exactly what the organization does. They offer breast cancer patients a vacation, a beach house and an all inclusive week long trip, right on the ocean. A chance for families to remove themselves from weekly cancer treatments, Dr's appointments and fear, and instead find their smiles again, and regain that hope. It is because of Little Pink Houses of Hope that I finished my cancer treatment strong and smiling. When you donate to Little Pink Houses of Hope, you are literally sending a family such as mine on a vacation that we could not have ever afforded because all of our money was spent on cancer treatments. But you are not just sending a family on a vacation so they can experience a week of bliss where cancer does not exist. You are also helping that woman, that Mother, Sister, Friend find her way again, so that she can reach down and find that strength to keep up the fight in kicking cancer's ass! For more information on Little Pink Houses of Hope please go to www.littlepinkhousesofhope.org
I have created this page so that all of my family and friends can help my dream come true! 100% of all donations will go directly to Little Pink Houses of Hope.
Thank you in advance for believing in me. And please know that for each one of you who donate, I will be taking every step toward that finish line with your name etched in my heart.