Maggie Capone Chrismon
RALLY FOUNDATION.ORG wrote -Hi friends and family! I am SO EXCITED to be running the Nike DC Women's Half on behalf of my Rally Kid Abigail!!!!!!
This will be my first half marathon and I can't think of a better reason to challenge myself and test my limits- families like Abigail's need our support and I want to raise as much money as I can to help researchers find better treatments and ultimately cure childhood cancer. Can you help me?
My family lost a cousin and a grandmother to Leukemia as well as a handful of loved ones to other types of cancer, so I am excited (and a little scared- I AM NOT a runner!) to be teaming up with the Rally Foundation + the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in an effort to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research. I don't want to waste your time with facts and statistics [read: I will get weepy and emotional if I think/talk about it for too long] when I can sum up my point in just a few simple words- CANCER SUCKS. I need your help. I hate asking for money but I hate cancer even more so here I am, begging for your support… will you help me?
As an added incentive, Andy and I are raffling off a $100 VISA gift card- for every $25 donated, you will receive one entry into the raffle- $50 will get you 2 entries, $75 will get you 3, and so on… winner will be chosen once all donations are in.
Thank you in advance for any support you can send my way, whether it's by donating funds, sending encouraging words, making me a killer playlist to run to, or sharing my posts so others can read about this important cause. LET'S DO THIS THING!
Abigail's family writes, "At two and a half years old, Abigail is a firecracker of a little girl. She was diagnosed with Wilm's tumor (kidney cancer) on 6/1/13, a date that forever changed all of our lives. You are never prepared for a cancer diagnosis, but somehow it's worse with a child - you just never expect it. In our case, it was shocking to hear the diagnosis because we were already in the midst of a cancer crisis! Abigail's grandfather was dealing with a terminal diagnosis from liver cancer at the age of 68. How could it be possible for two members of our family to be fighting this awful disease? What are the odds? Abigail has tolerated the surgery to remove her cancerous kidney and her chemotherapy very well. She gets sick and then gets better, all the while keeping up her laughter and normal two year old behavior. Sadly Abigail's Papa lost his battle on August 1st. Telling this to Abby's older siblings was a hard thing to do. How do you explain that cancer takes some as victims and others survive? It's a scary line to walk but we do it everyday with hope and humble gratitude to those that have helped us along the way."
Abigail loves princesses, singing, dancing, coloring, and books.
Lindsay + Co.