Since meeting in October 2011, a few months after my first surgery for borderline ovarian cancer, Chris and I have been focused on Getting Busy Living. We've traveled together and stayed active together. Right up until my second surgery in July 2013, we ran together. In the weeks afterwards, we walked together, and four months later, we ran our first half marathon together.
Two and a half years later, we got married, moved across the country, started new jobs, and ran another half marathon together in November 2015. Little did I know that I had another tumor growing in what remained of my left ovary at the time. Three months after that race, I went in for my third surgery and am hopefully on the other side of what has been a crazy, frustrating, upsetting, stressful, exhausting, and all-around stupid experience.
Running has been our way of Getting Busy Living through everything, and we are so thrilled and honored to raise awareness and funds as members of Team Stupid Cancer.
We appreciate your support as we work to meet our goal and embark on this amazing race with an amazing team for an amazing organization!
About Ragnar Relay and Stupid Cancer
This November 4-5th, a group of awesome folks will be running the Ragnar Relay in Napa Valley to support the young adult cancer community to Get Busy Living in the face of cancer.
With the fragrance of wine country in the air, the sun on their shoulders, and friends at their side, they will run the 200-mile-ish course from San Francisco to Napa.
Not only will they raise awareness for young adult cancer through their efforts, they will raise transformative funds for Stupid Cancer, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that comprehensively addresses young adult cancer through advocacy, research, support, outreach, awareness, mobile health and social media.
Stupid Cancer's innovative, award-winning and evidence-based programs and services serve as a global bullhorn to propel the young adult cancer movement forward.