I am running the 2012 Boston Marathon to raise contributions for the Joe Andruzzi Foundation, which provides financial assistance to families who have been impacted by cancer as well as funds pediatric brain cancer research. As with so many of us, cancer has made a profound influence on me throughout my life. While in college, I worked as an orderly in oncology unit for four years. And, both of my parents have been affected by cancer in recent years. Therefore, I can't think of a better way to contribute to such a worthy cause.
Although I havent run a marathon in a few years now, I am looking forward to dusting off my Asics and ramping up my weekend runs (... and perhaps get down to my old fighting weight ha!) . Seriously though, I have tried for a number of years to run the marathon by participating on a team/organization focused on raising funds for those with cancer. As a result, I feel very fortunate to be part of the Joe Andruzzi Team!!
Thank you in advance for your consideration and contribution!!