I am writing you with exciting news, I recently decided to run the iconic Boston Marathon!
A good friend of mine from Hong Kong emailed me and let me know that the charity for which she ran the NYC marathon, the Melanoma Foundation of New England, was still looking for runners to run and fundraise for the Boston marathon. Right away I called my parents to get their advice, and my Dad promptly told me to go see a neurologist to have my head examined. My mom, the other runner in the family, vehemently said you must do it! She had an amazing experience running Boston years ago and her encouragement obviously she won me over.
So I'm reaching out to friends to help support this exciting challenge.
The Melanoma Foundation's main mission is to reduce the incidence of melanoma in the New England region and to target the prevention and early detection of skin cancer. One of the scariest things I've learned since joining the charity team is that melanoma incidents are increasing more than most other cancers and that melanoma is the most common cancer among women aged 25-32. I'm very excited to be able to run the marathon and raise awareness for such a fantastic charity!
To donate and learn more about the Melanoma Foundation please click on the below link. You can donate online with a credit card. All donations are secure, tax deductible and sent directly to Melanoma Foundation New England by FirstGiving, which will email you a printable record of your donation.
Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to make a contribution to our fundraising efforts. Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!
If you're interested in how the training is going, check out my runkeeper page. I've been hitting Heartbreak hill most weekends, it's definitely not as bad as I thought it would be but I may feel differently on mile 21 on race day!
Thank you so much for your support!