Tracy Broccolino via Crowdrise
April 29, 2012
BENEFITING: HOWARD HOSPITAL FOUNDATION INC
EVENT DATE: Apr 29, 2012
The Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center has teamed up with the Columbia Triathlon Association to present the first Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon on April 29, 2012. Taking place in scenic Howard County, this event will start and finish in Columbia Town Center adjacent to the Columbia Mall on Little Patuxent Parkway. The first Iron Girl Half Marthon in the Mid Atlantic, this inspirational all women's event is about empowering women toward a healthy lifestyle. Produced to benefit the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, Howard County General Hospital's resource to assist those living and coping with cancer, the Athleta Iron Girl Columbia 1/2 Marathon & 5K, seeks to raise money and awareness for this amazing facility.
I am participating in this event, as well as the Pittsburgh Half Marathon, and the Iron Girl Triathlon in August, because cancer has touched so many around our family. Loved ones in our lives who have lost their battle to cancer include my mother, one of my female first cousins, Victor's aunt, the mother of our new daughters, and most recently, a 15-year-old young man in our church. Victor's sister has fought and won against Hodgkin's. My sister Kim has battled breast cancer, my brother Raymond throat cancer, and now the second of my five brothers, Rick, has been diagnosed with a deadly metastatic melanoma. There are just too many more people to list.
The Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center is an anchor to so many people who have been touched and affected by cancer. AND it provides services to people regardless of their ability to pay. THAT is why I need your help! Why else would I run 13.1 miles or participate in a triathlon?!
SO, please consider donating to the Howard Hospital Foundation to benefit the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center. Even $5 will help. I thank you in advance, and pray that you will be blessed by knowing that you are helping so many others.