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Run for Relay

For the second year in a row I am taking part in Relay for Life. This time around I'm giving myself some more time to do fundraising, but that doesn't mean you should wait to the last minute to donate. In fact, the earlier I can hit my goal, the more I can prepare for this. Why?

Because I'm running for it again. My goal is the same as last year -- $500. For every $50 donated, I'll run a mile, up to 10 miles. Anything over $500 is of course welcome.

Last year's experience was truly special for me and I realized so much when I ran those 10 miles. I did it for my Uncle John, who died 6 years ago from lung and brain cancer; I thought a lot about my dad, a head and neck cancer survivor; I ran many miles for my grandfather, who had lymphoma a few years ago; I thought a lot about my friend David, who's gracious mother died from liver cancer. The list can go on and on.

As part of my fundraising effort, I've created a tag on Twitter, #runforRelay, to talk about it there over the coming 80 days and to live Tweet during the event. Maybe I can convince others out there to do the same thing.

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