BENEFITING: GOLF FIGHTS CANCER
ORGANIZER: GOLF FIGHTS CANCER
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
Following the terrorist bombing attack of the Boston Marathon on April 15th, 2013, I made a promise that I would run the Boston Marathon to support the city of Boston. That promise became a whole lot more urgent when my nephew Dave Hovey was diagnosed with brain cancer (Stage IV Glioblastoma) in October 2015. I will be running for Dave Hovey, with heavy heart, in an effort to raise greater awareness of brain cancer and to raise funds to benefit the ongoing research in finding a cure. Unfortunately, glioblastoma is not as widely-known or is as common as many other types of cancer and therfore receives less funding & much needed research. I am honored & excited to run, as part of a larger group with Golf Fights Cancer, with the goal of raising funds for Dana Farber Cancer Research!
Our group will "Crush It" as part of CRUSH TOUR 11 in this years Boston Marathon.We will run it for David H. Hovey, III - #11. Cancer touch's us all (Mary-Jenks Hovey, David H. Hovey & Dave Hovey III) - becuase of this, I greatly appreciate your ongoing support and being a big part of my Boston Marathon journey in 2017'!
As HOV would say... "Keep the Faith"!
#BostonStrong, #GG1, #11, #GFC, #SLU, #WestminsterSchool , #SHYC, #CBTC, #SAINTSLAX
GOLF FIGHTS CANCER wrote -
Golf Fights Cancer was founded because we had a personal connection to cancer. Just like you.
Golf Fights Cancer’s first steps were taken at the Boston Marathon, and as such, this event holds a special place of distinction in organizational lore. Seldom fast, but always determined to finish and committed to fundraising, GFC marathoners run to do their small part in the fight against cancer.
We owe special gratitude to Boston Marathon Sponsor, John Hancock, for graciously including Golf Fights Cancer as part of their Non-Profit Marathon program. We are truly grateful to be one of the beneficiaries their commitment to giving back through the marathon.
Thanks for choosing to get involved and for helping us to make a difference in the fight against cancer.