Thursday, April 8, 2010

what to say....

So, I am running in this 1/2 marathon in just a little over 2 weeks. And as I mentioned in an earlier post, G and I have decided to raise money for the American Cancer Society through a program called DetermiNation. This is a national program for many endurance across the country, but new to our area. Meaning, there are only about 10 participants this year. To help promote the program for next year, ACS is setting up a booth at the expo before the race. There, they will have a display and also hand out cards about the event.

I have been asked to write a quick sentence (or two) about why I am choosing to run for ACS and DetermiNation. It's a hard thing to write and being that I am not not great with words makes it even harder to put in 1 or 2 sentences.

It took me a while to figure it out. I didnt want it to be contrived or sound forced. I wanted it to be from the heart and truthful. Here's what I said:

"I am running in honor of my father, a former runner, who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2008. Watching him go through months of treatments and pain, I wanted to be able to do my part to help and support him. There was a time when he was able to complete this race and now, I run, because he cannot."

What do you all think? Ok?

1 comment:

  1. I love that and it made me get teary eyed. It's perfect.