BENEFITING: WINIFRED MASTERSON BURKE MEDICAL RESEARCH
ORGANIZER: RUN 4
EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014
I started running in law school – I found that running was a great way for me to get out of the library and relieve some stress. Since I was in Brooklyn, my runs always started and ended on the Brooklyn Bridge – not a bad place to run. I caught the marathon bug in 2003 when I began working at Proskauer, which is where I met Jessica and Brad. I ran my first marathon in 2004, the NYC marathon. My goal was simply to finish the race and I managed to accomplish my goal. Since 2004 I have really enjoyed competitive running and I have run four marathons. In a typical week, I now run between 40-50 miles. I completed my most recent marathon in January 2014 – the Disney World Marathon where I had my best race time ever. The Disney Marathon was a great experience because I was able to enjoy it with the rest of my family. My daughter did the Disney Kids Dash, my son did the Mickey Mile and my wife Lauren, completed her first half-marathon, the Disney Half-Marathon. It was a great family weekend.
I recall August 4, 2013 like it was yesterday – we had just gotten back from my son’s birthday party when we found out that Brad was being rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery for a hemorrhagic stroke. My family has been following Brad’s progress and we are all amazed at his strength and determination. He is truly an inspiration!
I am very proud and privileged to be a part of the Run 4 Brad team and run the 2014 NYC Marathon. This is truly an incredible fundraising effort and I am so glad that I can help support Brad, Jessica, Noah, Andrew and their families. We all Run 4 Brad so that someday soon we can all Run With Brad!