Even though I’m from Philidelphia and love my hometown sports, I have deceiced to support a uniquely Pittsbirgh charity - the Mario Lemieux Foundation.I feel closely connected to the cause of this charity — raising money for cancer research. The Leimeux Foundation sponsors a marathon, and this year I’ve decided to take on the challenge. Last year, I had planned to run a half marathon in Pittsburgh, but I never did because of my finals at Duquesne. However, I did run the course the night before just to prove I could do it. This year, I know I can do the half, but I’m raising the bar and rumning the full marathon. I’m not looking for donations for myself. I want to run to raise money to find a cure for cancer. Unfortunately, we’ve all been touched by this disease, whether struggling with it ourselves or knowing someone who has. My Zede (grandfather in Polish) lost his battle with pancreatic cancer a few years ago. I am his namesake and he is one of the biggest inspirations in my life. I want so much to find a curr for the disease that took him from me too soon.
The Lemieux Foundation works to fund research here in the city of Pittsburgh and has had great impacts in the battle. Won’t you help me help them?
Thank You All,
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