Running 12 half marathons in 12 months to benefit American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge.
My connection with Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge in New Orleans goes back to 2006. My former junior high history teacher and very close family friend Linda Nalls was diagnosed with a recurrence of the breast cancer she had battled four years earlier.
While sitting with her in the hospital, my mother learned about the newly opened Hope Lodge and told Linda about it. Hope Lodge became a welcoming home for Linda and her husband as they came in town each month from Florida for her treatments.
I chose for Hope Lodge because I see how much of an impact it made on people that are near and dear to me and I believe in the work that American Cancer society does and their mission.
When I set out to do this 12 IN 12 I wanted to challenge myself. While it already has been a challenge through training and scheduling, the next challenge is bigger and better. I consider it a privilege to be able to challenge myself in this capacity as a way to give back.
I ask of you not only to donate what you can, whether it's $1 for each race, $10, $25, $100+, but reach out to me in ways you can join in. You can either click the Join button above if you're a fellow runner and would like to help out in this cause, and/or come train with me.
Shout out to those in @the504th crew who told me about their journey in doing 12 IN 12 and always pushing me to be a better runner and a better person.
I'll be reaching out to the top donor before each race for a special shoutout so be sure to stay tuned!
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