I am thrilled to be running my first New York City Marathon to raise funds and awareness for a cause that is really important to me on a personal level: The National Kidney Foundation. I lost my grandfather to polycystic kidney failure and other family members have struggled with the disease for years. The funds raised during the course of my training for the marathon, will help change the lives of people suffering from kidney failure and will provide financial support for transplant basics. Together, let's help and support this cause by clicking the DONATE button. Join the fight. Every donation counts!