Well, it has been over 5 years since my Dad passed. Not a day goes by where I don't think of him and how he courageously battled cancer for many, many years. My Dad was and remains my strongest inspiration. For those of you who have been there for a loved one who has suffered from cancer, you know how insidious it is. I look forward to the day when a cure is announced. Back in March, I set out on a mission to accomplish a personal goal which is to complete a full Ironman triathlon -- 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and a 26 mile run. My race is on September 29th in Cambridge, MD. Over the course of my training there have been more than a few times where I have wanted to quit -- it is at those moments that I think about my Dad and get inspired. While I think about what it will mean to accomplish my personal goal, I have also thought about how great it would be to take this opportunity to raise money for a great cause. And so with that I decided to dedicate my mission to raise money for the American Cancer Society.