For the last twelve years, I have been very blessed by the people I have met and had the privilege of being part of their care. When I'm having a bad day they are the ones that pick me up with their fighting attitudes and the will to push forward. I have treated family, roommates, friends and family of friends and through it all have made many friends. Our patients are my heroes, never complaining about taking treatments week after week.
In 2007 I began running for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training and have now completed multiple marathons for them and other charities. I did a marathon to honor cancer survivors last year in May for the Madison Relay For Life and in January 2014, I did the first ever Dopey Challenge, 48.6 miles over 4 days. I am always looking for new and unusual challenges to benefit different charities. I believe running a race is nothing compared to what it must be like for patients and their families when receiving the news they have cancer and going through surgeries, recovery, radiation and chemotherapy. They all do it with such dignity, many while still taking care of families and working.
This year I have decided to do an ultra-run, 100 miles, aka 100-Miler to benefit the American Cancer Society. If 100 people would donate $100 minimum ($1 per mile), I will be able to complete this challenge and become a part of the 100-Miler club. You may donate in honor or in memory of someone and their names will act as a mile marker throughout my run. A tribute will also be displayed at the Cancer League Gala on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at The South.
This is to honor both survivors and those that have lost the battle to cancer.
For more than a 100 years, The American Cancer Society has been leading the fight to end cancer. With your support, we have helped usher in an era where more people survive cancer than ever before. By translating our research findings into action, we've seen a 20% decline in US cancer death rates since the early 1990s.
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