13.1 Miles for a Cure
This coming Saturday, May 17, I will be running the NYRR Brooklyn Half Marathon. This race comes at the start of my training for Chicago Marathon, this fall.
Many of you are aware that I am part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year campaign. This is a national, spirited 10-week campaign that aims to raise as much money as possible to support blood cancer research and patient aid. Many treatments funded by LLS have been found to help patients with other types of cancers!
I am using the Brooklyn Half as a means to promote the urgency for cancer research for a cure. Too many of our loved ones, friends, neighbors, have been affected by cancer. For me, I lost my uncle (he passed away when I was one year old) from brain cancer; my maternal grandfather beat colon cancer when he was in his 80s; and my father battled four unrelated cancers, losing his life to multiple myeloma in February.
For a donation of ANY amount, I will run the Brooklyn Half in honor, or in memory, of your loved ones who have been affected by cancer. In your online donation, include the name of the person you would like me to honor and mention Brooklyn Half in the comments. I will run the race with your loved one’s name written on me. We have 13.1 miles to help promote awareness that we need a cure for cancer TODAY.
For more information, you can read here.
To donate and participate, click here.
Who’s with me? #CancerDontCare. We absolutely Do.