February 12, 2018
BENEFITING: Our Clubhouse
ORGANIZER: Our Clubhouse
EVENT: 2018 Pittsburgh Marathon
EVENT DATE: May 06, 2018
Nobody should face cancer alone. In Pittsburgh, nobody has to! Our Clubhouse provides free support to anybody touched by cancer. This includes people with a diagnosis and people that have a loved one with diagnosis. There are support groups, wellness classes like yoga and meditation, educational lectures, art classes, writing workshops, seasonal parties, and nights where we just gather together to share a meal.
Our Clubhouse is a very special place that impacts so many lives; that is why I am proud to work here and excited to embark on this journey to benefit our amazing members. It's been over three years since I shattered my leg and was told I wouldn't run again. One wheelchair, three physical therapists, five surgeries, seven months on a scooter, and at least a dozen canes later...I've decided to run again. Maybe. Actually, I've decided to try. I'm committed to completing the 5K in whatever way my body allows. (See how wise you become once pain becomes your daily companion?)
Last spring there were times I was still using my cane to walk, so my children ran for Our Clubhouse (they're the cute kids in my slideshow). This year, I'm accepting their allowance donations and hoping they will cheer me on as I run (or walk!) 3.1 miles for the 1,000+ members that find comfort, care, and hope at Our Clubhouse.
Thank you for your support and please consider joining Team Clubhouse!