Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Malinda is Running the 2017 Boston Marathon for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (#RunDFMC)

Malinda & Leah (2013 BAA 5k)
On April 17, 2017, I will join hundreds of  Dana-Faber Marathon Challenge (DFMC) runners who will take to the streets to participate in the 121st Boston Marathon®. The DFMC team runs and raises funds with thousands of  adults and children affected by cancer in mind. From Hopkinton to Boston, we carry thoughts of thousands of adults and children with us every step of the way.

I'm grateful for the opportunity to run for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute because 100% of every dollar raised by the DFMC team supports the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Check out this short video to see how funds raised through DFMC are fueling some of today's most promising basic cancer research.

My identical twin, Leah, finished her 1st Boston Marathon® in 2013. We were reunited moments before the tragedy and deeply affected by the pain so many families had to endure.

In the years following the tragedy, I was determined to qualify for the Boston Marathon® so that Leah and I could run together in memory of those who died and in honor of those who survived.

Since 2013, I've attempted but failed to qualify 11 times while continuing to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research.

I am now more determined than ever to qualify during the 2017 Boston Marathon® while raising funds to support the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of the DFMC team so that Leah and I can run together in memory of Michael, GG, Joe, Susan, Kyle and all those we know who have died from cancer.

Please join us in the fight to conquer cancer!

No donation is too small and 100% every $1 donated will help fund cancer research!

Together, we're headed toward the ultimate finish line: a world without cancer!

Thank you for your support!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Malinda's 12th Attempt to BQ at the 2016 Philadelphia Marathon

Leah and Malinda are identical twins and masters marathon moms.

Leah and Malinda deemed themselves "Twins Run In Our Family" so they could share their experiences running together while supporting causes they care about.

Since 2012, Leah and Malinda have raised $3,054 to support Alex's Lemonde Stand Foundation in memory of their grandmother, GG, and Leah's brother-in-law, Michael.

Leah, the faster 1/2 of @TwinsRun, has qualified for the Boston Marathon (BQ) 4 times and finished 3 Boston Marathons (2013, 2014 and 2015). Leah's application to run the 2017 Boston Marathon was just accepted on Monday, September 19!

Malinda, the slower 1/2 of @TwinsRun, has yet to BQ after 11 unsuccessful attempts:

1st attempt: 2013 Chicago Marathon (4:04:21)

2nd attempt: 2013 Philadelphia Marathon (4:04:40)

3rd attempt: 2014 Charlottesville Marathon (3:56:14)

4th attempt: 2014 Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon (4:23:56)

5th attempt: 2014 Philadelphia Marathon (3:47:42)

6th attempt: 2015 Rock 'n' Roll DC Marathon (3:54:58)

7th attempt: 2015 Charlottesville Marathon (4:19:12)

8th attempt: 2015 Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon (4:23:02)

9th attempt: 2015 Philadelphia Marathon (4:01:22)

10th attempt: 2016 Rock 'n' Roll DC Marathon (4:00:23)

11th attempt: 2016 Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon (4:00:49)

Malinda is training to succeed at her 12th attempt at the 2016 Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, November 20.

Although Malinda has yet to reach her 2017 BQ goal (3:55), you can help her reach her fundraising goal to support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer!

No donation is too small - $2, $3, $4, $5 or more is greatly appreciated!

Text LEMONADE E1121983 to 85944 to donate $10 by phone.

Thanks for your support!