Dear Friends and Family,
On Novemeber 1, 2015 I will be participating in the NYC Marathon. I have chosen to run in support of Aktiv Against Cancer - A charity partnered with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center that is dedicated to incorporating physical activity during cancer treatment and rehabilitation. Research has shown that cancer patients benefit from physical activity in both their treatment and rehabilitation phases. As an Exercise Science major, avid runner, and athlete I strongly believe that physical activity is a prerquisite for good health and quality of life.
I will be running in memory of my Dad, Jack Morison. My dad was Buddhist and stressed the importance of living life in the moment with compassion and selflessness. In February 2008 he was diagnosed with anaplastic thyroid cancer. Even though this would have devastated most individuals, my dad’s spirits remained high as he accepted death. He looked at his battle with cancer as life's ultimate adventure travel trip, likening it to his career as an Internationally renowned River Rafting guide. It was his strength and courage that kept everyone else’s spirits up during such a sad time. It was never about him. Six months after diagnosis, he passed away. I have so much respect for the way my dad handled himself during his battle with cancer and in my mind he won the fight. From this early experience facing and dealing with death I learned to focus my mind on being positive and optimistic in tough times.
Although my Dad may no longer physically be with us, his positive and uplifiting spirit shines through my actions every day as I remember to live by his motto to always "Live Life in The Moment." .
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