As many of you know, cancer has touched my life fairly significantly these past few years, with my Mom (who is doing ok, but continues to fight the fight), and then with my good friend and college roommate Harry Eva. I can't imagine there are two people out there who have handled this disease with more poise and determination. They have both been an inspiration in this very difficult time in their lives.
When I visted Harry last December he mentioned to me that he had a goal of running the Boston Half Marathon the following year. He said he wanted to get a group of people to run with him, and felt it would enable him to focus on something else from time to time. It was at this point that I realized he was actually asking me to run as well!
While I have run the occasional 5k and one 10k, I had never dreamed of running 13 miles... But, how could I not say yes to my long-time friend...especially knowing that he has been battling stage 4 cancer for the past year and a half. I'm happy to report, too, that Harry received good news about his treatments this past summer and he plans to run this month, even though his battle will continue for some time. You can read about Harry and his Harry's Heroes organization here www.harrysheroes.net.
One of the positives that has come out of this experience for Harry was his discovery of the Cancer Support Community in Massachusetts South Shore. The support of this organization has helped him through some of his darkest days and Harry has continued to look for ways to thank and help them.
So, as a way to help Harry and to support a very worthy cause, I am asking my friends and relatives to consider sponsoring my run. Any amount will suffice, as will words of encouragement.
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!