Running Against Cancer, the Golden Gate Edition

There’s a song that says “I left my heart in San Francisco,” and for me that’s true.

I was a fresh faced consultant, commuting to SF on a weekly basis from Detroit. I remember taking the BART from my “home away from home” in Downtown SF, off Powell St, into the bowels of my client’s high rise, in downtown Oakland.

My first 10K ever was an AIDS Walk through Golden Gate Park.

And for the past 3 years, the Nike Women’s Half Marathon was one of my favorite races to attend.

This year, the Gods of Nike (aka, Marketing + Event Planning) decided to cancel the Nike Women’s Half, much to my (and probably 15K others) dismay.

I wanted to keep my annual appointment with the City by the Bay, and found a new race: the Golden Gate Half. (Yeah, yeah, I know you don’t **need** to have a race in order to travel, but this has become tradition for me.)

In addition to running the Golden Gate Half, I’m celebrating a milestone birthday, and so I’m hoping to raise $2,000. This is my 6th season with Team in Training (TNT), and together, we’ve already raised $9,451. But we haven’t cured Cancer yet.

This season, I’m dedicating my fundraising to Carla’s Crusaders. Carla is my friend Hannah Conway’s mom, and she’s currently fighting Cancer. She’s scrappy and strong, but cancer fights dirty. Your generous donations will go right to LLS (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society), and if we raise enough scratch, they’ll name a research grant in honor of Carla.

This is Carla and her daughter, Hannah

Stupid Cancer. I wish we could get rid of this plague for good. Thanks for helping us get closer to that goal.

If you’d like to follow along with my trials and tribulations (mostly comedy musings and random updates), the best place to do that is here, on my personal blog page. (I may gently remind you to share this info with your friends or to make a donation if you haven’t already). 😉

If you feel inclined to make a donation, you can do so here. If you’re in the US, it’s tax deductible. If you’re outside the US, please consult with your tax professional.

Thank you. I so appreciate your support and words of encouragement, and I can’t wait to cross the Golden Gate bridge in November thanks to you!

All my best,


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