Our friend, Mike Moran with Simpson Strong-Tie, unexpectedly lost his son Colin, age 27, this past year to a brain tumor. Our employer, IBACOS is sponsoring us-- Leyah Valgardson and Kevin Brozyna--in this year's Boston Marathon to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. However, in view of this tragedy, when we compete in the marathon this year on April 15th, we will also be running for the Colin Moran Memorial, benefiting Allen Community Outreach in Texas.
We are training for and running in celebration of life, and to remember those whose lives are affected by cancer. Running 26.2 miles is nothing compared to what the Moran family and others like them have gone through. By contributing, we can all get involved!
The first $8,000 we raise will be given to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in order to qualify for the Boston Marathon. All subsequent donations will be given to Allen Community Outreach.
You can read more about our journey to the Boston Marathon here. Thank you in advance for your support! It really means so much!