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Hello Everyone!!! Thank you so much for visiting my page. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for even considering donating to my cause. My reason for running this marathon and doing it as an opportunity to raise money for the American Lung Association is multi layered. As recent as one year ago I began taking my health and fitness as a much more serious componant of my lifestyle. As a physician (OB/GYN) to be specific, I have seen the devastation that sedentary unhealthy living wreaks on the human body both physically and emotionally. To be the very best physican that I can be I made a committment to myself to practice a more healthy lifestyle, so I started exercising, eating more healthy and enjoying races as an opportunity to interact with those that are doing the same.
Now for the reason this particular race and rasing money for the American Lung Association is so important. Four years ago one of the most amazing men I know (my father-in-law) was diagnosed with COPD and is now living on home oxygen. This is a man who immigrated to this country at a young age, fought for our nation in the Vietnam War, educated himself receiving a professional degree and working to support his family and raise his children. He is one of the most intelligent, hard-working, active men I have every met, but a lifetime of smoking has now limited his lifestyle. There is a lot of knowledge regarding smoking and lung cancer, heart disase, etc, I want my message to be about LIFE and the limitations that smoking will have on it. I want to run for my father in law and all of the millions of Americans who cant be as ACTIVE as they would like to be now. Thank you so much for reading about me, please consider donating to help me raise money for my run!
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