Rachel Roberts wrote -
As most of you know, last year I ran the Phoenix Rock'n'Roll Half Marathon in honor of my Mom, who had been recently diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. I was lucky to have 4 friends running by my side. This year my brother, Matt, will be joining me and I managed to convince 7 other friends that this would be a good idea!
My Mom fought hard for the better part of a year, but, unfortunately, she lost her battle to cancer in September. This year we will be running in her memory. She may not be physically present this year, but we know she will right there with us. For anyone that knew her at all, it is safe to say my Mom would never miss an event that one of her children was participating in let one one they would both be in together.
We will be running to raise money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Inc., an organization dedicated to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. We appreciate your help in supporting this cause and hope that our efforts today can help save future cancer victims and their families from the effects of this disease.
My family and I thank you in advance for your support!