elizabeth rehmer via Crowdrise
July 12, 2011
BENEFITING: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Sep 11, 2011
I run for those who can't, won't or don't and hope I am able to make a difference!
I have just lost my step father to cancer. Also, several people in my life who range from having just been diagnosed with cancer, to several who having been going through treatments, to a cousin who just passed this month with hospice in her home. And right now my other step parents is fighting this hideous disease. I was not sure what I could do to help--and I stumbled upon crowdrise via runner's world and viola--I can run and raise mula!
Next event: Veteran's day race 11/11--butte, Turkey Trot fort meyers 11/24
Any size donation helps--and is appreciated! We all are affected by this disease- lets take the steps to wipe it out!!!!!
*** update*** since just losing my stepdad I am going to keep this site going... I was supposed to run another race TODAY (10/15/11) but after hearing the news that he passed yesterday I couldn't get myself out the door. I will, however keep running from/for(?) cancer prevention/treatments/awareness.
***update2*** i am now registered for the Chicago marathon. on october 7 i will be running for my friends and family i have lost to cancer and the ones currently fighting theirs. Make a donation in honor of a loved one or lace up your sneaks and join me in the race!!
***UPDATE3*** In attempts to be seeded for the Chicago Marathon, I am running a half marathon on Saturday. I am excited as i have rounded up several clients and friends to join the event. Also In September I will run the Bozeman half marathon. The bozeman half is a beautiful, fast, fun course with lots of aid stations and is well organised. JOIN ME!! :)
***UPDATE4*** I ran a half yesterday and Chicago is quickly approaching!! I was offered an amazing opportunity from Nike to be a 2012 women's ambassador. I really feel as though Paul had his hand in this. The night before recieving the email extending the offer I was feeling lazy and didn't want to work out and I distincly heard Paul say, "Don't half ass it and it will be worth it." Mind you Paul has passed. So, startling my husband, I responded aloud, "okay okay!" I have been recieving Nike gear and they are flying me to San Fran to run the women's half marathon (one week from chicago's full). This race is a fundraiser for the Luekemia and Lymphoma Society. The other day driving a Rolling Stones song came on the radio and as usual reminds me of Paul. I began thinking about race and how I know he was involved with me being a part of this etc. Then it clicked. The date of the race is on the one year anniversary of his death. I can't think of a more fitting way for me personally to remember and honor Paul. I know running isn't for everyone, but donating is. That is also a great way to honor one. Thanks for your support!!