BENEFITING: National Foundation for Cancer Research
ORGANIZER: National Foundation for Cancer Research
EVENT DATE: May 15, 2016
National Foundation for Cancer Research wrote -
Erik Seastead is a leader and a motivator. In addition to running 49 marathons and countless other races, he brought others along for the ride and inspired them to do things they never thought possible. No one could foresee that he needed a helping hand to get to 50 marathons.
Last December, Erik was diagnosed with glioblastoma, among the most aggressive and deadly forms of brain cancer. His friends traveled across the country to visit him and were shocked to find he was having so much difficulty getting around that he required the use of a wheelchair.
They weren’t going to let Erik end his career with 49 marathons, and after talking it over with his wife Janice, they decided they would push him all 26.2 miles themselves on May 15th at the Sugarloaf Marathon in Kingfield, Maine.
To honor him and all those affected by glioblastoma, the team will be raising money to fund research into new treatments and ultimately a cure. Please donate to their cause and help fight this terrible disease in honor of dear friend and fellow marathoner, Erik.