David M. Affonso Memorial Foundatio

Back in 2010, I was asked to run my first 5k road race. Since I had only played baseball my whole life, I figured that anything longer than 90 feet was too much work and, to put it simply, just a waste of time. After barely training for that first 5k, I ran and finished feeling as if I were going to die. But, as time went on, I realized that this might be an easy and inexpensive way for an “old guy” to keep in shape. Since that first 5k I have completed over 30 5k’s, 2 10k’s and 3 half marathons… each and every one going toward a great cause. Finally, I decided that this year, 2015, would be the year that I would attempt to train and run my very first marathon.

     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.


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Craig Garcia 
Rehoboth, MA
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