I’m officially signed up to run my FIRST full marathon. With Anastasia!
The coolest part?
In order for me to sign up, I needed to partner with a charity.
I chose “Zero: The Project to End Prostate Cancer.”
If you all remember from my “Take That, Cancer” December blog post, my daddy was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer last November. He’s recovering so well, and after his surgery over the New Year, his PSA finally does read zero.
So I get to raise money to end prostate cancer. The $500 I raise will go to prostate cancer testing, awareness, treatment, and research.
Zero prostate cancer deaths. Zero prostate cancer cases and for those with prostate cancer it means a zero PSA. Our name conveys what we stand for zero tolerance for prostate cancer.
As ZERO — The Project to End Prostate Cancer, we commit ourselves not only to reduce prostate cancer or alleviate the pain from the disease but to end it. We see a future where all men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer will be cured or manage their illness with good quality of life, with the support they need to minimize physical and emotional suffering and to cope effectively throughout their cancer journeys.
To accomplish our goal, we increase research funds from the federal government to find new treatments and we fund local grants to end prostate cancer through our national event series, the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge. We conduct free testing through the Drive Against Prostate Cancer mobile testing program and educate patients, families and those at-risk.
I was so hesitant to sign up for a full marathon with the added pressure of raising money. But when I realized raising money for Prostate Cancer was an option, I knew I had to do it. When I read the words “Dash for Dad,” I knew I just had to do it. I’m gonna “Dash for my Daddy!” 😀
(…cause I need someone to blame when I have no knees when I’m older.. right?)
Here goes nothin’. I can’t wait to change my little exercise tab to read “MARATHON training,” to slap that 26.2 sticker on my car, and to run my first marathon alongside my #1 running partner, my twin, Anastasia. And she’s running for Make A Wish! If it weren’t for Anastasia, I most certainly would not be running this marathon.
I’m still waiting for more information to sign up for my own fundraising page. I would absolutely love it if you all would help me reach my goal of $500 to fight prostate cancer.
What’s the most recent “scary” goal you’ve set for yourself?
Do you have any fundraising ideas?
Please don’t make me resort to bikini car washes.
…that’s a joke.
EDITED TO ADD:
I just created my fundraising page here. 🙂
I’d adore each and every one of you if you would be
kind enough to help me reach my goal. xoxo