I'm running the Rock n' Roll Philadelphia 1/2 Marathon to raise money for the American Cancer Society and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Cancer impacts the lives of so many individuals and their families. Supporting the American Cancer Society hopefully brings doctors closer to being able to detect cancer earlier and to provide better treatment plans for those diagnosed with the disease. As a cancer survivor, 6 1/2 years now , I want others to be as fortunate as I am. Everyone knows of the work done at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - providing superior care to infants and children who are suffering from a wide range of severe illnesses at no cost to the families. My feeling is that I get to do something, like running, that others who are suffering from severe illnesses can't do. By supporting the ACS and St. Jude, my hope is that those people who are sick, can recover and get back to leading the life they deserve.