Matt and I are training to run the L.A. Marathon on March 20, 2011 to commemorate the life and times of Shields Brogden, a very special spirit who left an imprint upon the hearts of all who were blessed to know him. The race is 26.2 miles in length, from Dodger Stadium to the Santa Monica Pier. We are aiming to walk out the 0.8 miles after the finish line to total our mileage at 27, a mile for every year of Shields' Life. In the process, we would like to raise money for charity to spread the positive impact of this race even further than what we have experienced in our lives. The donations will be going to the Los Angeles Children's Hospital in Memory of Shields. Please join us in celebrating the life of a Brother who touched us all.