BENEFITING: Childrens Cancer and Blood Foundation Inc.
ORGANIZER: Childrens Cancer and Blood Foundation Inc.
I am beyond excited to be running in the 2012 ING NYC Marathon on November 4th with Team CCBF! This will be my first marathon and while slightly nervous, I am honored to be one of the five runners dedicating their marathon experience to supporting children with cancer and blood disorders!
I have come to truly enjoy running, and when this opportunity came about to run for the Children's Cancer and Blood Foundation, I jumped at the chance! Running has to be one of my favorite activities, whether it’s running with girlfriends and catching up after work, Saturday am jogs or distance running with my Nike App- I am in my happy place when I am hitting the pavement. I ran my first half marathon this past May (The Brooklyn Half) and I am now officially hooked - week by week, tacking on a little more. When I hit fifteen miles a few weeks ago , I began to gain confidence and realization that 26.2 is attainable.
The process of training for a marathon is unlike no other, It is so rewarding and I am having more fun than I ever dreamed that I would be. I have learned to dig deep and develop a tough, no retreat, never surrender attitude. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute my time, talent and efforts in the fight against childhood cancer, so that one day...today's children will have a tomorrow and tomorrow's children will have a future!
The Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation supports children with cancer and blood disorders treated at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. CCBF has been accepted as a Community Charity partner for the ING New York City Marathon. CCBF is looking forward to supporting five runners who will be dedicating their marathon experience to supporting children with cancer and blood disorders! Your support enables us to provide comprehensive care to over 1,000 patients, including those who do not have adequate insurance coverage.
I am coming into October and it is the most critical time in my training... The ‘no joke’ stage and I am ready.
I am here to give it my all, 100%.
26.2, I am coming for you!
Thank you for all of your support!