This is my Grandfather and I sometime before many of you were born. If you couldn't tell by the look on my face, he was the best friend I ever had. When he passed away from leukemia in the late 90's, it left a void in my life that has never been filled. I think of him every day and never miss an opportunity to honor his memory, whether it be through an anecdote, one of his many sayings or just reminding myself that life is about adjusting, which is something he'd always tell me when I was younger but I never fully understood until just recently.
So when my dear friends @50shadesofgabay and @sterlingjonesy approached me with the opportunity to help raise money for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, I didn't hesitate. It's another way to honor his memory and the memory of countless others whose lives have been taken away too soon by cancer. It's something that has affected all of our lives in some way and by giving, we acknowledge those who've come before us and help pave a better foundation for those who'll follow.
So please, pretty please, click on the link in my bio and give what you can. No donation is too small in the name of science and 100 percent of your generosity goes directly to the organization, which will ultimately give us more time with and better care for our loved ones. Thank you
My race shirt is complete. I'm running my first half marathon this Sunday. I run to honor the memory of my Uncle Larry and Cousin David who both lost their battles with leukemia. I run to honor the memory of Craig Sager who touched many lives through sports including mine. I run to honor Kristine over at @catchsomeair who is fighting her own fight and kicking cancers ass. I run to honor my Coach who is a survivor and my hero. I also run for my #BBM family in New Zealand and my #FMF family right here in Neptune City. And of course, I will always run 4 beer! Just a few days away. My nerves are getting the best of me but I can't wait to kick that pavement's ass on Sunday! #DoItForDavid#runner#Run4LLS#LLS#TNT#halfmarathon#halfmarathontraining#njhalfmarathon#CatchSomeAir