My beautiful mom, Jane Polutnik, was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer on July 23, 2013. Not only is she THE most wonderful and caring mom to me and my brother Stephen and my sister Laura, but she is a beloved Grandma to 5 grandchildren, a wife, a sister, an aunt, a cousin and friend. She has been an absolute inspiration to everyone that knows her as she fights this horrible disease.
For me, she has been by my side my entire life, cheering me on, supporting me and has really helped make me the person that I am today. In honor and support of my mom, I am running my first half marathon on September 28th. I would like to raise money for an amazing local organization called The Gathering Place. This nonprofit organization provides incredible support for individuals and families touched by cancer, including counseling, support groups, a resource library, exercise programs,cooking classes, and services such as a wig salon, massage therapy and much more- for FREE.
If at all possible, I am asking that you support me, my mom and The Gathering Place with anything that you could give to help those that are battling cancer.