The Falmouth Road Race has always been one of those highly talked about races that I wished to participate in. This year, I took a chance at the lottery and was pleasantly surprised with my acceptance. It was not until my close friend’s Father, Stephen Bresnahan, lost his courageous battle to brain cancer, Glioblastoma, that I wanted to help spread awareness and decided to create my own fundraiser. He was diagnosed back in March of 2019 and sadly, we had to say good-bye in late June. Falmouth was a very special place for the Bresnahan family. They shared many vacations and memories, including him participating in many of the Falmouth Road Races. He shared his love for running with his dauhter, Sophie; my co-worker and friend. Her and I share a love for running, so I wanted to honor and remember her father by participating in his favorite road race.
Mr. Bresnahan spent his life caring for others as an MD and had taken his medical expertise worldwide. He would often travel to the Saint Rock Haiti Foundation with his wife, Jocelyn Bresnahan, President and CEO of the Saint Rock Haiti Foundation, to help care for the people in the Haitian communities. The vision of the Saint Rock Haiti Foundation is to provide individual primary health care for the people of Haiti. In addition to allowing adolescents and young adults access to educational opportunities, it also institutes outreach programs, and encourages members of the community to advocate for their rights in the future. The SRHF was a huge part of Mr. Bresnhan's life and it is my hope to raise money for the foundation in his memory. You can learn more about the Saint Rock Haiti Foundation at http://www.saintrock.org.
Over the last few years brain cancer, and Glioblastoma specifically, has affected me on more than one occasion. My St. Lawrence community mourned the loss of a classmate as he lost his battle to Glioblastoma in 2017. A co-worker recently lost her husband to brain cancer, and now another co-worker and close friend has lost her father to Glioblastoma. It is my hope that through fundraisers such as these, people will become more educated and aware of the disease and your generous contributes will help continue the research desperately needed to find a cure someday soon.
Race day is just a few weeks away, and I have set an ambitious goal of raising $700 for 7 miles. Your support and generosity will not only help the SRHF, but will also help spread awareness that encompasses brain cancer. Thank you so much for you time, consideration, and generosity!