I will be running 26 miles and 385 yards in an effort to find the cure for breast cancer. The money I fundraise along with hundreds of others participating in the Chicago Marathon for the Cure will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. I am running my marathon in honor of Lori Gest, a very dear friend to my family and the mother of my best friend. She lost a nine year battle to breast cancer in February 2011. Every step I take is dedicated in her name.