BENEFITING: SHAWN THORNTON FOUNDATION INC
ORGANIZER: Shawn Thornton
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
Four years ago after going to the doctor for a routine physical i was diagnosed with Cancer. After going through all the tests I was given a 'red" card which made me an official member of the "cancer" club. The doctors told me I was in even though I told them that I did not sign up for it.
I was told I had an 18% chance of being around in five years. My philosophy in life has always been "If it's to be it's up to me." Once I figured that out - my life became very simple. I decided to use the same mantra with this "Cancer" thing.
I did a lot of research and ended up going for surgery in San Francisco with Dr. Peter Carroll. Amazing Guy - who happens to run Boston. Surgery was totally successful and I am cancer free.
I decided to change the mathematical equiation and I am now giving myself an 81 percent change of being here in 50 years. (I was never good at math)
My wife and I decided to do some traveling and I ended up completing a marathon on every continent.
How do you top that off? The only way that I could think of was to be able to one day run the Boston Marathon.
I have the great priveledge of being able to do two things. 1. Raise money for the Shawn Thorton Foundation for Cancer and Parkinsons Disease. 2. I get to run Boston.
I am happy to do the running and put in all the hard work that it will take to get there.
Anyone reading this has the incredible opportunity to be able donate money to The SHAWN THORNTON FOUNDATION for help with Cancer and Parkinsons Disease. I would like your help. Every dollar counts.
Please donate. Thank you.