I'm running with Team Kate for a number of reasons. I knew and admired Kate Voth when we both studied writing at St. Edward's University. I wanted to honor her memory and be a part of a team that has done so much to raise money and awareness for cancer research. I'm running in honor of all the family member's I've loved and lost to cancer, including my father and, in September 2013, my beloved aunt Babs Degiacomo. I'm also running in honor of my friends and relatives who continue to fight the good fight. I'll be wearing all of their names on my jersey when I cross the finish line in Austin. I hope to raise enough money to make it so that one more family doesn't have to say they lost a loved one to this bullshit disease.