In January of this year I decided that I would enter my name into the lottery for a chance to be one of 50,000 runners to participate in the New York City Marathon. Never did I imagine that, out of all of the applicants from around the world, that my name would be chosen. On March 3rd, the lottery was held and later that evening I received an email informing me that I indeed had been chosen to run the world’s largest marathon! Although very excited just to be participating in such a great event, I have decided that I want to make each and every one of those 26.2 miles count toward a small and local cause that is near and dear to my heart.
On November 1st, 2015 I will be running the ING NYC Marathon and raising funds in support of the David M. Affonso Memorial Foundation. Cancer, unfortunately, has touched us all in some way. Sadly, in 2009, I lost one of my golfing buddy's and my great friend, Dave, to a rare form of lung cancer at the young age of 59. Since then, the Affonso family and friends have set up an amazing charity that assists patients and their families with the increasingly high out-of-pocket costs incurred during and beyond the treatment of this horrible disease. If you would like to learn more about this incredible foundation please visit: www.davidmaffonsomemorialfoundation.org. 100% of all monies raised will be donated directly to this fund. As we all know, these funds rely solely on the generosity of others so please make every one of my 26.2 miles count by helping me reach my fundraising goal.
Thank you in advance to everyone for your generosity.
- Kerri Garcia
- michael affonso
- Jennifer Michaud
- Antone Botelho
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