Who Would You Like Me To Run In Honor Of?
October 12, 2017
BENEFITING: Remember Betty Foundation
Over the past couple of years, multiple friends of mine have received unexpected cancer diagnoses or recurrences. I have seen first-hand how difficult and expensive it can be to have this terrifying condition so I have decided to do what I can to help by marrying two of my loves (New Kids on the Block and running for charity) into a fundraiser.
Danny Wood of NKOTB (New Kids on the Block) created Remember Betty in honor of his mother who passed away from breast cancer in 1999. But Remember Betty is not your typical breast cancer charity. They're reaching out directly to breast cancer patients with financial support, peer to peer support, and chemotherapy care kits... something the larger breast cancer charities don't typically focus on. This grassroots charity exists to help patients and survivors pay for every day bills as well as medical bills and expenses insurance doesn't typically cover like wigs, lymphedema supplies, and so much more. Research is great, and it's needed, but cancer is expensive!
So here is what I'm going to do! I recently signed up to go on the NKOTB Cruise in late October. From now until I sail away on October 19, I will run a 5K in the name of every single person who donates to my fundraiser for Remember Betty, no matter how large or small the amount!! Each 5K I run and the name of the donor I'm running for (or 'anonymous' if you prefer) will be documented on all of my social media as a personal thank you to each of you. And if I can, I will even run and document a 5K ON the cruise... and who knows, maybe I'll even catch a New Kid or two in the background!
Please consider a donation to this worthy and important cause. Cancer patients should be allowed to focus on treatment and recovery, not expenses. I hope you'll give me reason to run LOTS of 5Ks for those who can't right now! Peace, love, and thank you.