My 1st Boston Marathon by @MalindaAnnHill
I'm so very grateful for the opportunity to run my 1st Boston Marathon to support the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
I chose to be 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.
I'm certain that 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 difficult. ;-)
So, I wanted to thank my friends, family and anonymous donors who have 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 today, my fundraising total is $3,000 and I will continue to match all donations until I reach to my 1st fundraising goal of $5,000.
Leah and I are thankful for the opportunity to run 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 who have lost loved ones to 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.
Have you ever been a charity runner? Did you have difficulty reaching your fundraising minimum? Your thoughts and suggestions are appreciated. (All comments are published after review).