BENEFITING: CureSearch for Children’s Cancer
ORGANIZER: CureSearch for Children’s Cancer
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
It would be a dream for me…, to run that day, I will explain why. 10 years ago, in March 2006, I was in NY with my wife, both as responsible for a festival of Spanish poetry. It was a magical days for us, unforgettable. Unfortunately, cancer took Ana, my wife, in March 2014. That same year I started running to keep quiet my thoughts, and I had the idea of doing a tribute to my wife running the NY marathon in 2016, running across the same streets and bridges that, just ten years ago, saw us walk together. At first it was a distant dream, but in 2015 I ran the marathon in Seville, and this year I have participated in my first mountain marathon. However, for work, I thought I could not run in NY in the edition of 2016, and had given up the lottery registration. I am a high school teacher in Spain. Then the capricious fate has again roll the dice: I have been lucky to get a teacher position in a HS of WV (Berkeley Springs High School), and I am working in the US from August 17 of 2016. For this reason it has become the dream of making a tribute to my wife.
I am very grateful to everyone who supported me in this adventure: my family, my friends, my new family of Berkeley Springs (go Indians!), Chus, Luna, Ulises and Sheima.
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is a national non-profit that accelerates the search for cures for children’s cancer by driving innovation, transcending research barriers, and solving the field’s most challenging problems. We fight every day to make treatments and cures possible for the 43 children diagnosed with cancer each day.
Join CureSearch and race through the street and bouroughs of New York City, an experience you will never forget. The 2016 TCS New York City Marathon provides you with an opportunity to transform lives in a direct and meaningful way by running on behalf of CureSearch. Your fundraising for the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon will provide research funding that is essential in finding a cure for childhood cancer.
Por la Gaviera!