Please support me as I run for my BRAVE 10 year old nephew - Brooks Tonn.
I have run marathons many times before, but never have I done so with such meaning. In January of 2017, Brooks was diagnosed with an aggressive pediatric cancer. We have been inspired, moved and amazed as Brooks has fought this monster head on. Although, at times, this experience has brought our entire family to our knees, never has Brooks lost his spirit, determination or never ending optimism. We follow his lead and all remain BROOKS STRONG.
I promised Brooks I would run and raise money to help him and other kids with cancer. On October 8 I will be running the Chicago Marathon. I will follow that up by running the Marine Corp Marathon in Washington DC on October 22. Portions of the money raised will be donated to The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation in Brooks' name and the remainder will be used for expenses, including medical expenses, incurred by Brooks and his family. (Rob Tonn, Brooks' father, will act as beneficiary of this account.)
Thank you for your love and support. We remain hopeful and faithful. ❤️
We are overwhelmed by the love and support for our sweet Brooks. Although our hearts are broken, we will continue to keep his spirit alive. Brooks' motto will forever be "Have courage and be kind."
Much much love, Trish
Much much love, Trish
Thank you to all that have supported us along the way. I completed the Marine Corp Marathon and felt the presence of Brooks with every step. I truly believe that he helped carry me the 26.2 miles! It was a beautiful day in Washington DC and I felt so much love and support. I am so blessed to be able to do this for our sweet, brave boy. Our fight continues....we still have a long way to go. Our faith keeps us strong and the love of friends & family help us make it through each day. ❤️
Gearing up for the next run. The Marine Corp Marathon is this Sunday. Please keep Brooks in your prayers as he continues to battle....I will be praying for him every mile. He is my Hero and my constant inspiration. Please support his medical fund if you can - but more importantly, join us as we storm the heavens and ask for God's healing touch. ❤️
What a beautiful day in Chicago. Thank you to all who supported me on my run and kept Brooks in your prayers. I had a special guy waiting for me at mile 23...Brooks continues to inspire me every day. Now , on to the next run....October 22, the Marine Corp Marathon in Washington DC.. xoxo