BENEFITING: ENDURE TO CURE PEDIATRIC CANCER FOUNDATION
My three-year-old nephew, Lucas, was diagnosed with stage IV Burkitt's lymphoma. I cannot imagine how excruciating it must be for Lucas, and also his parents, Simone and Paul. For me it is grueling to be an observer: to sit back and watch as my family toils through this nightmare. Watching has never been so difficult. Watching Lucas battle the cancer. Watching Simone and Paul be so strong in supporting him. Watching them worry over the pile of bills. Watching them shrug it off because it’s the least of their worries. I’m running this race so Simone and Paul worry just a bit less about the expenses. I’m running this race so that, at least for the seven miles of pavement I’ll be pounding, I don’t have to just sit back and watch. I’m running this race for Lucas.