Why I Run
As you may know by now I was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in August 2016. Since then I have been surrounded by the love and support of my family, friends, and co-workers. They have seen me through 16 rounds of systemic chemo, 3 surgeries and 2 ER visits, one of which turned into an admission. The cancer metastasized to my lymph nodes and lungs in 2018 and I now "live with" metastatic disease (or in layman's terms - stage IV). Currently, the cancer is growing and spreading (allbeit slowly). All of this has left us with little doubt about how quickly life can change. It has left us with a clear understanding that more research is needed to find a cure, more education and awareness is needed - lives are irrevocably changed daily!
I am participating in the D.C. ScopeItOut on March 29th at Freedom Plaza. The proceeds from this event go towards funding for a cure, funding for research into new and better screening and diagnostic tools and funding for patient and caregiver support. This event is also a gathering of survivors and ally's that celebrate all of us who are fighting this disease, whether we are in active treatment, supporting someone who is, or if we are remembering loved ones we have lost. It is an outpouring of love.
Please consider joining my team Got The Runs and helping me raise some much needed funds for this cause, and of course I can't wait to see you in DC to participate in this event with everyone - My goal was to run it this year and I went on my first run yesterday! Let the training begin!!
Please support my involvement in the ScopeItOut with a tax-deductible donation, maybe your employer would match your gift! Your support will help us prevent colorectal cancer and save lives.
For more information on the event, please visit Undyrunwalk.org or the Colorectal Cancer Alliance's website at CCAlliance.org.
Thanks for visiting my D.C. ScopeItOut page!