Everyone has been touched by cancer in some way. Be it an aunt, parent, grandparent, sibling, cousin, or schoolmate-- cancer is a reality that we all face or fight throughout our lives.
My dad, Frank, lost his father to cancer in the early 90s, and recently lost his sister, Celeste, in early 2019 to the same disease. Frank's brother is also in the midst of his own battle-- most of the Crnkovich family has been afflicted by this terrible disease. He now sits on the board of a non-profit committed to connecting people of all circumstances to clinical trials.
I've seen two classmates, several friend's parents, and family all lose their battles against cancer. I can think of no better motivation to run a marathon than to help fundraise to support an organization like Imerman's Angels.
Imerman Angels provides FREE personalized one-on-one cancer support for cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers. If you know me, I hold the support of my family and friends dear to my heart, and there's no time more important to support people than when they're battling for the fight of their lives.
With that, Frank and I are committed to running the 2019 Chicago Marathon. It will not be easy, I, personally, am petrified, but am so thankful for our health to be capable to do this to help spread awareness for organizations like Imerman's Angels.