Running for Big Al 2023!!
Running for Big Al 2023!
Marathon #5! I know, I can’t believe it either. When I started running in 2018 with HTT, I truly thought this would be a one and done kind of deal. Just crossing off something on my bucket list. Boy was I wrong! Here I am, with this group that has now become family, running my 5th LA Marathon. And the fact that I have raised over $20,000 for pancreatic cancer over these past years makes me so proud.
So here I am, asking for your help once again to get me to my goal! Let’s do this!
Why am I doing this… Again?!
As many of you know, my amazing father Al was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer back in 2014. He was treated at the Hirshberg Center at UCLA and fought the fight every step of the way. Due to the grim nature of pancreatic cancer, he passed away in May of 2016. I miss him so much and not a day goes by that I not reminded of him in some way- his warm smile, his huge hugs, his great laugh, his love of sports, and so many more things. Running has helped connect me to him and remind me what an amazing runner and athlete he was, having completed numerous marathons himself back in the day. I know he would be so proud of what I have accomplished and the new goals I have set for myself. I feel him there with me on every training run cheering me on: just keep moving, one foot in front of the other :)
Thank you SO MUCH for your help- Every dollar makes a difference :)
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