To me LIVESTRONG means hope.

I have been affected by cancer through friends and family. One of my best friends struggled throughout school for many years, constantly in and out of hospital. Thankfully he would always recover! Along with this very close family members have been affected. I know that further support could have helped in both these cases. 

A marathon is an enormous challenge, but its nothing close to the physical and emotional pain of cancer. I'm running the marathon because I know I can help! 

I'm running for the people I love. 

I'm running becuase I admire their strength.

I'm running to show that I will always be there, always supporting and always hoping.