Miles to Maine: Boobs, sweat and tears.

Organized by: Kacie Herrick

Kacie's Photo
Kacie's Photo

THE STORY:

If you're arriving at this site, then there's not much else to say. You're here because you want to be part of another breast cancer survivor's life and encourage her in any way you're capable. If you're here, it doesn't matter what amount you contribute because this truly is about the thought that counts.

Please take a moment to learn about a good friend of mine who is defying the challenges of breast cancer that influence too many in our world today.

This story is about a girl who stole my heart from day one. I take that back. Actually, the first day at a new job, as she reports now, she considered risking her position there so she could take a good swing at her co-worker (me!). After many years of knowing each other and learning to indulge in my many quirks, I can say that she is one of my favorite people here on planet earth. I won’t overwhelm you with all of the anecdotes of our friendship and sisterhood, but I could proceed with them endlessly. Our experiences range from more organized fun with road trips and appropriate laughter to some unorganized fun and inappropriate laughter after putting Visine in an old boyfriend’s OJ to see what happens. Okay…so we all know what happens, but it seemed like the perfect storm and helped me find humor in a dark situation. I tell this story because that is a typical response for this friend: finding the silver lining in every event, standing tall with style and having a good laugh through it all.

My heart was deeply saddened the day she told me she was diagnosed with breast cancer. I didn’t feel badly for her, because  she’s not someone who will allow anyone to feel that way. Instead, my heart sunk with the thought that someone so generous and bold in this world could be attacked with such a circumstance. Amidst my blubbering and fear, this friend of mine sat back and calmly told me that she was going to be okay and it was simply another chapter in her life. She handled the news with the grace and strength that I dream of demonstrating on a bad day at the office.

With thousands of miles between us now as she conquers a chapter that I can’t conceive, I’ve searched for a way to show her how deeply my love runs for her and how much I respect the way she is kicking this cancer in the rear. This November, I will return to the Philadelphia  Marathon, without her by my side this time, but in her honor. I am dedicating each training mile over the next 24 weeks to this beautiful lady, so she can continue recovery and conclude this chapter with her usual elegance. Alongside a number of businesses who have agreed to support this dynamic duo, I will donate dollars along the way as well. If you wish to sponsor miles, send words of encouragement, or send any suggestions of how we can support her, please jump in. The point of this is not necessarily to raise an abundance of funds, although it would be helpful, but to crowd around her, to show her she’s loved as well as give her the respect she deserves while handling such a challenge. Some businesses and indiviuals will not be posting on crowdrise, so I will be sure to update you along the way with the progress toward our goal.

$541

 

54% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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  • Chris & Sara W

    $35

  • Bob Anderson

    $25

  • Frans de Calonne

    $50

  • Hess

    $50

  • Lori Goodrich

    $50

  • Jeff Dowling

    $50

  • Melissa Lee

    $25

  • christian stewart

    $101

  • Steven Kennedy

    $50

  • Kathryn Mullen Cripps

    $30

  • Brian & Lana

    $50

  • Alex Tejeda

     

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Organized by

Kacie Herrick

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Alex Tejeda

Alex Tejeda

.....my heart, mind, thoughts and prayers will be with you two on your race!!!! 5 years ago

Brian & Lana

Brian & Lana

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Kathryn Mullen Cripps

Kathryn Mullen Cripps

DONATION: $30

In memory of my beautiful Aunt Estelle who raised so much money in the fight against cancer. <3 5 years ago

Steven Kennedy

Steven Kennedy

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

christian stewart

christian stewart

DONATION: $101

5 years ago

Melissa Lee

Melissa Lee

DONATION: $25

In support of Kacie 5 years ago

Jeff Dowling

Jeff Dowling

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Lori Goodrich

Lori Goodrich

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Hess

Hess

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Frans de Calonne

Frans de Calonne

DONATION: $50

Good luck and stay strong! 5 years ago

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