My name is Mark Schwaiger, I am 43 years young, and I have been running various endurance events for First Descents since 2011. I will be running in the 2014 New York City Marathon on November 2nd to raise money for an awesome cause.
First Descents offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors a free outdoor adventure experience designed to empower them to climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others doing the same. https://firstdescents.org/
My first experience running for this fine organization was the Under Armour Half Marathon in 2011. We were wearing our First Descents Swag, and we were passed by a camper who had benefitted from one of their programs in Colorodo the year before. He recognized our gear, introduced himself, and we ran together for about mile. During that short time, he told us his heart lifting personal struggle and story. With a tear in his eye he turned around, looked at us and said, "THANK YOU"........ He then sped off to continue his race.
At that moment I understood the power of giving back, and I continue on that path whenever I get the opportunity. Please help me give a remarkable experience to a person who truly deserves it. For every $1,000.00 raised, we can send a person on a life changing adventure for a full week.
It really does make a difference.
Thank you from my heart!
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