Throughout my life, I have always been involved with sports and the thrill of competing is what makes athletics such a great experience for me. Since my athletic career ended after college, I have sought ways to continue to compete and have been involved with different charitable events. While I have never run a marathon before, I have had the experience of fundraising for events such as special olympics, the wounded warrior project, and autism. I believe competing against others and yourself drives people to do amazing things and together we can raise money to help families in need.
The Joe Andruzzi foundation is an amazing organization that has provided me with an opportunity to challenge myself more then ever in running 26.2 miles. This has been a goal of mine since working with a teenager with cerebral palsy. While working with him, I was able to see first hand the financial burden these families undergo everyday. I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity and ability to be able to try and run this marathon when many suffering from cancer and other diseases do not. Therefore I am grateful for this opportunity and want to thank the Joe Andruzzi foundation for making it possible.