update? more like uplate.
September 12, 2016
BENEFITING: MARLEYS MUTTS DOG RESCUE
ORGANIZER: MARLEYS MUTTS DOG RESCUE
EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2016
I am Matt, a 31 year old man who grew up on the mean streets of Chicago. I currently reside in NEPA, as my Fiance and I volunteered to care for her terminally ill grandmother 3 years ago this spring. After she passed we found it easier to just stay here. We both found jobs, and I love the mountains. Her grandmothers death, got me thinking about my own personal health. The health problems passed down from generation to generation on both my mother's side of the family (heart) and fathers (circulatory). I was also quite depressed, overweight, headed for a heart attack, and home sick. I use to be a big runner when I was younger, and I thought about the way I felt when I ran. I almost feel as if I have reached nirivana. So I began running again, and in a year I felt great. I lost about 75 lbs and lowered my BP significantly. Now I was ready to tackle the Chicago Marathon, a goal of mine my whole life. I was going to enter the lottery, but I said nah, lets raise some money for a good cause. Thats when I came across Marley's Mutts. What a great thing to run for. I love all animals, especially my own dogs. My fiance and I have always worked with animals, and all four of our dogs are rescues. So I knew I was going to choose something with animals, but when I came across MM it was a no brainer. I maybe looked for 15 min, and was like "yep this is the one". So please if you can, help me make a dream a reality, and lets help a great cause surronded by great people.