BENEFITING: American Diabetes Association, Inc.
I am running this year's ING New York City Marathon in honor of my father the late Dr. Jorge A. Manring, who passed away from diabetes complications on May 6, 2011. It was because of my father that I began running in my early 30's after having my second child. I ran my first marathon in 2002 and was hooked. I set my sights on qualifying for the Boston Marathon, also in honor of my Dad (who had to give up running years ago. He also ran Boston while in college at Tufts University.)I qualified and ran Boston in 2008. He was proud and so, I will continue to run and this NYC Marathon is all for him and everyone who has supported and encouraged me to fulfill all of my goals and dreams!