I am training for and running my first 26.2 mile marathon to honor the memory of my friend, Carla Dawson.
When she was going through chemo, I saw the way she would light up when people complimented her on her beautiful earrings and jewelry. And she talked about how it was difficult to find hats that fit when you don't have hair.
I started running around the same time that Carla was battling cancer. I thought about her and her beautiful family often during my runs and vowed to one day work my way up to a full marathon and raise money for a charity in Carla's honor.
Akron Marathon is the race I chose because of the amazing crowd support and Ears to You is the charity. I would be grateful for your donations to help this organization; they will help fuel me to the finish line.
EARS TO YOU wrote -
We are putting together a team of runners (marathon, 1/2 marathon, 5-person relay teams) and volunteers for the Akron Maraton on Sat, Sept. 27, 2014 to raise money and awareness for the nonprofit Ears To You! Ears To You is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that lifts the spirits of cancer patients by providing a moment of joy and hope. Check us out- www.earstoyou.org