BENEFITING: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012
Running the NYC Marathon has been a goal of mine since I started running marathons 10 years ago. I finally earned a spot to run this year's race through the 9+1 program, and was simply planning on using the race as a way to get back in shape after giving birth to my second daughter. I've run races for charity before, but I didn't think this was going to be the case this time around.
Then, in early September, my best friend Jenn's mother, Sally, was diagnosed with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) that had spread to her lungs and brain. She has since been admitted to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and has undergone successful surgery to remove the larger of two tumors from her brain. To read more about Sally's progress, you can visit her CaringBridge page.
I have decided to dedicate the remainder of my training as well as my 26.2 mile run on November 4th to Sally, her family, and the brave fight they are currently fighting. I will be running in honor of Sally, as well as all those who have yet to be diagnosed who will fall into the caring hands of the doctors, nurses, and staff of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Anything that you are able to give is welcome and greatly appreciated. If you are unable to make a financial contribution at this time, instead you can visit Sally's CaringBridge page and leave a message of encouragement for her there by signing her guest book.
Thank you in advance for all of your love and generosity.