Saturday, January 23, 2016

It's Personal!

Too many people I know personally have been affected by cancer. It feels like I think of someone new almost daily. I pray every day that in my lifetime, the cure to cancer is found.

As I continue to train for BSR'16, each mile I run will be dedicated to someone who has fought, or is fighting cancer. When I run on May 1st, I will wear a shirt with each person's name on my back. I am running for them...If you feel inclined to make a donation to the American Cancer Society, please click HERE to do so through our fundraising page. Thank you for your support!!

If you feel inclined to make a donation to the American Cancer Society, please click HERE to do so through our fundraising page. Thank you for your support!!

I will keep the list of miles and names here...an (*) indicates the person listed is now an angel above us who lost their battle with cancer.

DEDICATION MILES:
  1. Melissa Sicola*
  2. Gary McTague
  3. Scott McTague
  4. Jean Dayton
  5. David Haas* (Leora Haas)
  6. Tommy DeVito* (Mary DeVito)
  7. Cindy Chmielewski
  8. Lori McClure
  9. Judi Thompson
  10. Adelaide Ruess* (Jill Harris & Kate Furda)
  11. Laia Drendall-Pugh (Julie Drendall)
  12. Dave Monsour
  13. Harry Mansmann*
  14. Joseph Flok* (Laura King)
  15. Russ Thornton*
  16. Bill Keenan* (Kelly Keenan)
  17. Sebastian Raclaw (Ian Ashley)
  18. Les Cooper* (Althea Cooper)
  19. Christine Groden* (Jess Nardone & John Groden)
  20. Heather Frantz
  21. Diane Willan
  22. Karen Cole (Michelle Cole)
  23. Alberta McGeehan*
  24. James McGeehan*
  25. Cathy Paradiso (The Giordonello Family)
  26. Leo Paradiso* (The Giordonello Family)
  27. Rosemary Copeland* (Lisa Moser)
  28. Stefania Wojnarowska* (Lisa Wojnarowski)
  29. Katie Koebel* (Lisa Wojnarowski) 
  30. Denise Gallardo* (Lisa Wojnarowski)
  31. Donna Pitko (Rich Schnabel)
  32. Anne Woodrick* (Naoma Green)
  33. Katie Manning (Naoma Green)
  34. Joan Natale (Jennifer Stiefel)
  35. Brenda Fay* (Heather Nardy)
  36. Kristen Dellaporta* (Heather Nardy)
  37. Lalit Patel* (Rupal Patel)
  38. Joey Clayton* (Laura King)
  39. LaVonne Green* (Tessa Schatteman)
  40. Baby Basil (Team CMMD)
  41. Steve Porreca (Bethany Porreca)
  42. Andy Reddick*
  43. Mary Bates (Craig & Debbie Willoughby)
  44. Michelle Keller
  45. Sam Richberg* (Valerie McKinney)
  46. Barbara Richberg* (Valerie McKinney)
  47. Vania Medwid
  48. Lt. Sebastian Raclaw (Ian Ashley)
  49. Brecklynn Allgood (Team CMMD)
  50. Randi (Momastery)
  51. Walter Fontenella (Dr. Andrew Fieo)
  52. Rose Fieo (Dr. Andrew Fieo)
  53. Jeff Leavitt (Neely Meals)
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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Broad Street 2016

Our first race together- Run From the Sun in memory of Andy's cousin Melissa

Running the Blue Cross Broad Street Run is something we have talked about doing for years. We decided 2016 is the year we WILL run it, and we've opted to join a team that raises money for the American Cancer Society. Here is our why...

As we talked about running the race, and learned of a fantastic foundation and team in our area (Team CMMD), a list started forming in our minds. We do not want to see this list grow longer.  We do not want any more of our friends and family, or their friends and family, on this list. We don't want people we don't even know on this list either, because they are someone's friend or family. This list brings us to tears because it is too long. Unfortunately we are not the only ones with a list like this. 

The list is every person we know who is fighting cancer, has fought and over come cancer, or has lost their battle to cancer. Millions of people every year walk, run, bike, swim or whatever else, while raising money to help fight cancer. This is what we can do...we can make the commitment and continue to raise awareness and funds until there are no more people added to that awful list. 

I never thought I could run 10 miles, I've never ran more than 4. I am nervous and excited and anxious and all of those things you feel when you commit to something you're not so sure you can do. But then I think about how lucky I am to be healthy, and I find it easier to commit to this challenge in honor of those who don't have that option due to their illness. I will run the 10 miles for everyone I know who has been affected by cancer. 

Please help us reach our goal of $1,000, no donation is too small. $1, 5, 25... it doesn't matter. We know that many small donations will add up to something extraordinary. Knowing we have your support would mean the world to us as we set out to do something that will make a difference in the fight against cancer. 

Thank you...and if you live in the area, we'd love to have you come cheer us on in Philly on May 1st! 

PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING THROUGH OUR FUNDRAISING PAGE! ALL $ RAISED GOES DIRECTLY TO THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY