Why I Run
As you may know by now I was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in August 2016. Since then I have had 16 rounds of systemic chemo, 3 surgeries and 2 ER visits, one of which turned into an admission. The cancer metastasized to my lungs in 2018 and I now "live with metastatic disease" (or in layman's terms - stage IV). Currently the cacner is growing and spreading (albeit slowly). All of this has left my family and I with little doubt about how quickly life can change.
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!