At the beginning of 2018, I started running so that I could raise money as part of the American Cancer Society DetermiNation program by completing the Shamrock Shuffle 8k in Chicago. My dear brother-in-law Jeff had been diagnosed with an aggressive, incurable form of cancer at the end of 2017, and I was training and racing in honor of him.
I'm running the Shamrock Shuffle again this year, but this time it's in memory of Jeff.
Last year, my campaign began "I hate running. I hate cancer more." A year later, I hate cancer even more, but I love running and I love my family the most. Please help me raise money so that other families who have been affected by this cruel disease have access to the information, tools and treatment they need.
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We're Sham-ROCKING the streets of Chicago while Making our Miles More Meaningful.
When you join the American Cancer Society DetermiNation endurance event program, you join our nationwide community of athletes and get the best support and fundraising tools to help you achieve your personal victory. Every mile of training will be more meaningful and on race day you’ll have the extra motivation you need knowing you’re helping save lives from all types of cancer.
When you raise $300, you will receive a DetermiNation short sleeve training shirt and when you raise $500, you will receive a DetermiNation tech shirt!
Your participation allows the American Cancer Society to help people facing cancer today and find cures to end the disease tomorrow. Through sponsorship, and the fundraising efforts of our participants, we will finish the fight against cancer.