BENEFITING: WINIFRED MASTERSON BURKE MEDICAL RESEARCH
ORGANIZER: RUN 4
EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014
I started running in law school – as a stress release and because I was living in Charlottesville, Virginia, where everyone is a runner and the scenery is too beautiful to waste. I started training and racing after I had my third child in 2009. At the time, I had three kids under the age of two, so getting out of the house to run – alone – was a luxury. Concurrently, my dad was succumbing to his battle with cancer, and I found that being competitive and focusing on a training plan helped me channel my emotions and keep my head in check for my family and my work. Since then, I have run many 5 & 10k races, several ten milers and half marathons, and my first marathon in March 2014. I have also started adventure racing and (attempting) triathlon training.
When Jessica contacted me about representing the RUN 4 BRAD team, I was honored by her request. I am an old camp friend of Jessica’s, and Brookwood love runs deep! As I learned more about what Brad has accomplished since last August, I was humbled by his perseverance, and I am so proud of my old friend and the strength she has shown in the face of adversity. To learn more about Brad, go here: http://pix11.com/2014/04/04/the-story-of-brad-berman-father-husband-son-and-survivor/
I am so happy to be a part of this team and to help bring awareness to and raise funds for AVM research and robotics therapy. To learn more about this initiative, go here: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-robotic-rehab-may-help-young-stroke-victim-reclaim-future/
I will be a proud member of the RUN 4 BRAD team for the NYC Marathon on November 2, 2014. I will be training and running to honor the Bermans and all of the incredible work they have been doing since August 2013.
Thanks for your support, be it monetary or by joining me for training runs or simply by keeping Brad, Jessica and their family in your thoughts.