I LOVE the marathon. There is something about the challenge, the pain, the excitement, the cheers, and the tears experienced over the course of 26.2 miles that bring me such an overwhelming feeling of joy.
With that being said, I will be running another marathon this April! Except, this marathon is a little different than all of my previous marathons because I am running with the Allyson Whitney Foundation.
The Allyson Whitney Foundation is a really great non-profit organization that empowers and fights for the interests of young adults with rare cancers. Their primary focus is to provide 'Life Interrupted Grants' to individuals to help ease their financial burden so that they can concentrate their energy on healing.
As a young adult myself, I can tell you there is a lot that I worry about on a day-to-day basis. "How do I cook a chicken? I guess it's cereal again for dinner. How do I make new friends? What do I want to be when I grow up? Does that require me to go back to school? The car insurance is due, again? Friends are getting married. Am I behind? Oh no, I am going to be a cat lady. Am I doing my job well? Where do I see myself in five years? I cannot imagine adding doctor's appointments, medicine, surgery, and the expenses associated with to my list of worries; that is why I have chosen to run the Big Sur Marathon with the Allyson Whitney Foundation.
Lastly, the Allyson Whitney Foundation is an entirely volunteer organization so rest assured, 100% of proceeds will go directly to funding Life Interrupted Grants, Research Grants, and HOPE Comfort Bags. For additional information please visit their website at: www.allysonwhitney.org
Thanks for the love and support! #AWFSQUAD