Thursday, August 1, 2013

Be a Hero

We all worship heroes, we all have our personal heroes, we love them, we worship them and secretly we all want to be them - we want to be our own HERO!! No football-lover gets a chance to compete with their football idols and no hockey player has skated with the great names of hockey but as a runner, one has the privilege to run with these everyday heroes who have risen to a challenge unlike anything they have done before. And heroes they will be.  

Every runner runs for a reason - in memory of a loved one, for fundraising or for an organization. I always wanted dreamt of running a Marathon and never really understood completely why I wanted to do it and never took any action to pursue this dream. Then one day it dawned to me; my reason:

I want to be a finisher, I want to prove it to myself that I can do it, I want to go beyond my own limits, I want to be my own Hero!! 

Once I knew my reason, I signed up for the Marathon in Chicago, the city I now call home. While I did that, a great opportunity presented itself - to make this race more than myself and to run for a cause. And I am proud to say that I will be a part of American Cancer Society's DetermiNation team at the Chicago Marathon. 

Be a Hero - My Fundraising Page

As part of the American Cancer Society DetermiNation team, I can achieve things I never imagined I could accomplish. My race victory will help save lives from every cancer in every community. And I'm hoping you'll support me in my efforts and become a hero for someone fighting with Cancer.

It's up to us to change the course of cancer - and I believe in the work the American Cancer Society is doing to save lives. Every day, they're helping people stay well and get well, they're funding and conducting research to find cures, and they're rallying communities to join them in fighting back. More than 11 million Americans who have a history of cancer will celebrate another birthday this year. Please support me with a donation so that together, with the American Cancer Society, we can help save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

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