BENEFITING: National Kidney Foundation, Inc.
ORGANIZER: National Kidney Foundation, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page for the National Kidney Foundation. In August of 2015 I lost a very dear friend due to complications of his kidney transplant. Mike touched more lives than anyone I know. He was one of the most kind, compassionate, giving, caring people I have ever met. He had an amazing heart for God and it radiated throughout him.
Mike was also one of the biggest supporters of my marathon running, and running in general. He would have been at the finish line of every race I ran if I would have let him. Nobody cheered louder for me than he did when I crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon last year, even though he was in the hospital when I did it. It was then that he decided I should run as many marathons in as many states as I could. The next World Major Marathon he wanted me to conquer was New York City. This year I will do that for him and raise money for the National Kidney Foundation. I am hoping this will finally give me the closure I so desperately need and honor his memory at the same time.
I know he will be with me as I train and fundraise and every step of the marathon in New York City.
Please consider supporting me in one last charity race as I do everything I can to help the foundation that tried so hard to save my friends life. This is one of the biggest emotional journeys I have taken on and I can't do it without your support.
I would like to raise $2620. That is $100 for every mile I will run in Mikes memory. $100 for every mile of closure and $2620 that will help someone else have a second chance at life.
Thank you so much for your support.