BENEFITING: FIRST DESCENTS
ORGANIZER: FIRST DESCENTS
EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014
To honor my long time oncologist Pete Townley who lost his own battle with cancer Stacey and I have decided to run the New York City Marathon For Pete's Sake.
Pete made a profound impact on my life. He not only helped me though my two battles with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, he encouraged and inspired me to live my life to its fullest, during and after my treatments. He encouraged my willingness to stay healthy and continue to exercise during my treatments. Pete’s continuous support, fueled my desire to help others battling cancer. Through his generous financial support and endless encouragement, I was able to participate in many athletic adventures that focused on raising money and awareness for others battling the disease. I am not sure where I would be mentally and physically with out the care and encouragement of Pete.
Please support us any way you can and help us honor Pete's memory and provide another young adult with cancer like me their own First Descents experience.
First Descents is proud to be an Official Fundraising Group at the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon. In order to receive a Team First Descents entry, we must commit to raising a minimum of $7,000 for First Descents. Funds raised will go towards helping send more young adults battling or recovering from cancer on one of our free outdoor adventure programs.