Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Malinda's 1st Boston Marathon: Running to Support the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

I am so very grateful for the opportunity to run my 1st Boston Marathon to support the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

I chose to run my 1st Boston Marathon as a charity runner with #RunDFMC because 100% of every $1 donated funds cancer research.

Asking people to donate money has never been easy for me - even though I've been running to support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer since 2012.

Fundraising is more difficult for me than training for the 12 attempts it took me to qualify for the Boston Marathon - and that was extremely, extremely difficult. ;-)

Thanks again to my friends, family and anonymous donors who have already generously donated to my fundraising page.

Because your support means so very much to me, I've matched every donation to double the impact of your generosity.

As of March 15, my fundraising total is $3,940.

I will continue to match all donations until I reach to my 1st fundraising goal of $5,000.

Leah and I are grateful for the opportunity to run our 1st Boston Marathon together in memory of Leah's brother-in-law, Michael and our grandmother, who my daughter affectionately called GG.

As we run, we will be thinking of our many friends and family who have been affected by cancer.

If you have not already donated, please consider donating $5 to my fundraising page.

No donation is too small and every $1 donated will help us go the distance to conquer cancer.

Thanks in advance for your support.

Are you running the 2017 Boston Marathon?
Are you a time qualifier and/or charity runner?
Have you ever been a charity runner?
Did you have difficulty reaching your fundraising minimum?

Your thoughts and suggestions are appreciated.
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