Memorial Weekend 2018 I will be running my first marathon ever. Since the race takes place on a weekend when we remember those who we have lost, I thought I would dedicate the experience in memory of my late Nonna (Italian grandmother), who I lost 7 years ago to colon cancer and my late Papa (Italian grandfather), who I lost a little over a year ago to dementia. My goal is to raise 1,310 dollars for both the Colon Cancer Coalition and 1,310 for the Alzheimer’s Association by the date of my marathon. A total of 2,620 dollars for 26.2 miles run, so that others may not lose their loved ones to these diseases like I did.
Thanks to all for your support! I figure if my nonna could fight through years of chemo and radiation and my papa could fight the silent battle in his mind, I can certainly move one foot in front of the other for 26.2 miles.