Last year our friends Sarah and Alex approached my wife and I about joining a team they were assembling for a Ragnar Relay race. The team consists of 12 people running over 200 miles in a day and a half, from the White Mountains to the Atlantic coast in New Hampshire. My wife, after hearing some of the specifics said “We are doing this!” While I was not as gun-ho as she was, and she had to drag me, often kicking and screaming for the many miles of preparation we did, I had a blast. I was amazed at the comradery of the community of runners participating. I enjoyed the bonding I shared with my teammates and especially with my wife. So here I am, for year #2, unfortunately without my better half, as she recently gave birth, but no less kicking and screaming.
In addition to the challenge of each person running 3 times over the course of roughly 36 hours endless, we are running to help raise money for the worthy cause of breast cancer research. That is why we participate in this race. Alex and Sarah lost a dear friend, Megan Lally, to breast cancer at the age of 30. While no one wants to lose anyone, most of us probably know someone who died well before their time, whether to illness or tragedy. While not everything is avoidable, our friends and millions across this country work tirelessly hoping that one day that no one has to experience similar loss from this disease. Sarah and Alex have done many things over the years to honor Megan’s memory, while helping to fight breast cancer, I want to help them in their cause.
I am providing this link if you wish to help raise money for breast cancer research. Your tax-deductible donation will benefit the Megan Lally Memorial Fund, a 501c(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to helping fund breast cancer research at UMass Cancer Center. All donations should be made through this link. Thank you for your support and generous donation.