For those of you that know me well, know that I only really run when being chased, so this will come as a bit of a surprise.
A freind of mine sent me a picture of a medal that her 13 year old daughter had designed. I saw it and thought it was fantastic! It showed a beautiful sun in a clear blue sky overlooking the mountains. Turns out the medal is given to all those that complete the Celebrate Life Half Marathon. The Celebrate Life Half Marathon honors, remembers and celebrates all those who have fought against cancer.
When I found out what the race was all about, the vision of that medal made me think about all those that I know that have fought and won, fought and lost, and are still fighting cancer. Those people may have never viewed such a beautiful sight as the gandeur of the mountains, or the mighty ocean, or some of the most beautiful places in the world. And they deserve to! With that thought in mind, I contacted my friend and told her I was going to register! The next day I was all signed up. I also found out that a few others from Warwick had signed up as well and so we thought it would be a good idea to create Team Warwick!! As a beginner, I began training, starting with just one mile, and by race day, I will have completed a five month program to assure my success. And I will finish this race!!
Now you all know this next part. In order for research for a cure to continue, there needs to be money. And lets face it, the government is not going to put up billions to find a cure in 10 months like it did for Covid-19, although that's one tax I wouldn't mind paying! So we need to keep relying on personal donors like you. Please give what you can.
This is for all those that we know, friends, family, colleagues, that fought or are still fighting. And for those who fought alongside. You all deserve to contine to gaze on the beauty of the world God has created. I hope we can help give that to you.