Well I'm doing IT AGAIN and couldn't be MORE EXCITED to run my FIRST BOSTON this APRIL!
As many of you know running for me is more than just "running". I run for those who can't, I dedicate my miles during training to those who may need some inspiration or extra strength in their lives.
I was very lucky to receive a 2018 Invitational Entry to Boston through the North Medford Running Club.I am not a Boston Qualifier and I know how hard runners train to achieve that "BQ" and how competitive it is to get on a Boston Charity team. Toeing that start line in HOPKINTON is a privilege and an honor.
I've decided to PAY IT FORWARD and here is why:
This past July one of my best friends Dawn celebrated being cancer free for one year. She celebrated by running the Falmouth Road Race in August for The JAF team, and she rocked her race, her ultimate goal was to RUN BOSTON this April as a member of a team and foundation she has become so passionate about.
Unfortunately this November Dawns colon cancer returned. It was devasting news and I often wonder why certain things happen to such amazing people. Dawn is one of those people that lights up a room. She is a beautiful person not just on the outside but the inside as well. Dawn is a nurse who dedicates her life to helping people and she takes great pride in what she does.
Dawn would undergo and extensive surgery Jan 5 and she knew the recovery was going to be a long road ahead.
After a 7+ hour surgery she was on the road to a long recovery. She stayed so positive and continues to fight hard everyday. While Dawn will not physically be running with me (this time) I know her strength and bravery will carry me through those tough miles I will endure during those 26.2 Boston miles.
I'm honored to be a part of this amazing foundation.
The Joe Andruzzi Foundation is committed to providing help, hope, and a reason to smile for cancer patients and their families by contributing financial and emotional support when it is needed most.
No Donation is too small and every dollar counts! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your LOVE & SUPPORT
"I RUN FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T"
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