This is my very first 5K and I chose this race to be my first because it is very near and dear to my heart.
I am a police officer.
I may not be one in the City of Chicago, but I don't need to be. When a police officer dies in the line of duty, we all feel it. Its the death of a father, mother, son, daughter, aunt, uncle... its the death of our brother or sister.
Its important to me that we remember those who have given their life to protect others. Its important to me that their name lives on. Its important to me that they are honored forever.
I don't want their family to be forgotten either. And thats why I'm asking you to donate. To help my fallen brothers and sisters continue to help their families from heaven though the CPD memorial foundation.
You don't have to donate a huge amount. Every little bit counts.
I'm running to remember because I know they would have done the same for me.