I've run Celebrate Life Half Marathon in upstate NY with friends for several years and will again on March 8, 2020. In this race, the hills come early and often, a reminder that life is filled with ups, downs, and challenges. The weather in early March is unpredictable, last year with ice and sleet, sometimes sub zero temps and when we're lucky, a warm sunny day. Again, a reminder that even when the cold winds blow we fight to press on, overcome, and when we can, be someone's ray of sunshine. None of the race challenges compare to what happens when cancer touches or takes a life. Everyone knows someone or is someone whose life has been upended by cancer. Cancer does not discriminate.
When cancer strikes it's an enormous disruption to a person and family's life, emotionally and financially. There are needs sometimes left unattended by insurance such as transportation, copays, medication, even rent and food. When cancer strikes a person who lives pay check to pay check, the financial disruption makes the fight even more arduous. Celebrate Life Half Marathon and the Patient Fund lend a hand in a moment of difficulty by providing people with a grant. There are no salaries. The race is 100% volunteer driven. What comes in, is given right back out to those in need. 100%!
Help those who need us right now by donating. No contribution is too small. Please share if you would like me to run Celebrate Life Half Marathon in honor of you, a friend, or loved one who is or was a cancer warrior. I will be making personalized name cards to attach to my race belt to celebrate and honor each person's courage & fight to combine their energy with mine along the 13.1 miles.
Please join me to Celebrate Life. That's why I run. With love & thanks for your personal and financial support!
To learn more about Celebrate Life Half Marathon OR to sign up to RUN (come run with me!!! ): https://celebratelifehalfmarathon.com/