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Friday, October 30, 2009

It's Official

So, there is no going back now! I am an official member of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team for the second year. Starting today, I have 5 months and 19 days to prepare myself to run 26.2, and to try to raise at least $8500 that will go directly to fund basic innovative cancer research at Dana-Farber. I am going to give this blog thing a try to keep people updated on my training and my progress, and to share any other random information that might be of interest! I've included information about the Barr Program, a link to my fundraising page, and a list of all of those in whose honor or memory I will run. Please feel free to share the names of any of your loved ones you would like to recognize.

My primary inspirations for joining this team are my siblings, Molly and John, who both lost their lives to brain tumors, and my sister, Mary, who lives each day with a diagnosis of melanoma. I am inspired by their strength and determination, and while I certainly wish our family was not affected in such a devastating way by this disease, I am grateful for the opportunity to run for them. It is a small way to honor them and everything they have been through.

I am going to call this initial post "complete." I don't want to share too much too soon, or bore anyone right out of the blocks! There is certainly more to come as we get closer to April 19.

As always, thanks for your support.
Be good. Be strong.

1 comment:

  1. So very, very proud. I'll be there to cheer you on.