Team update: Lily, 5 years old, and Matthew Ryan, 4 years old, will also be running to show their support. They will be running a cumulative marathon, running the last mile with us in Virginia Beach.
In the past five years Matthew and I have lost four close family members, four other extended family members and had several friends who are survivors of cancer. Last year we ran the dolphin challenge which is an 8 k followed by a half marathon the next day, at the Yuengling shamrock weekend races and raised over $2500. This year to show our gratitude for all the support, we have decided to do the whale challenge during the Yuengling shamrock weekend races. This consists of running an 8k on Saturday and a full marathon on Sunday. We again ask for your support as we run with all our heart in an effort to raise money and awareness for Livestrong.
As part of Team LIVESTRONG, we are making a difference in the fight against cancer. we have joined with other people around the globe and across different events to raise money for the LIVESTRONG Foundation. The Foundation serves people affected by cancer and empowers them to take action against this disease that is now the world's leading cause of death. LIVESTRONG has become a symbol of hope and inspiration to people affected by cancer around the world.
The money we raise will support programs and services for cancer survivors. These resources help people diagnosed with cancer face the challenges of the disease head on and live life on their own terms. Livestrong.org/WeCanHelp
Please support us as we make a difference in the cancer fight through our participation in Team LIVESTRONG. Thank you!