I am running the 2016 New York City Marathon (my first FULL marathon!) in November (the month that I turn 40 years old!) in memory of my aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother who have fallen victim to Polycystic Kidney Disease, and in honor of my cousins Clay and Taryn Hazelwood, who are in different stages of Polycystic Kidney Disease. Our family has chosen to take a very active role in fundraising for the research needed to cure this disease, as it has wreaked so much havoc on our family. We need for there to be more treatment options, more research about what can be done to slow down the progression of the disease, and frankly, a cure! In order to be able to run the race, I have to fundraise a minimum of $3500, so I will need help! Please spread the word if you feel so moved!