Monday, May 7, 2012

Running for a Good Cause

So on top of all the insanity and the craziness of our life at the Bishop household, I have to give a shout out to my husband Brian. He is going to run his first marathon, the Cleveland Marathon, on May 20th to raise money for cancer research. I am so very proud of him and after so many years of his "over-achieving" I think this takes the cake! It is such a major commitment and we are all cheering him on.

Brian is running for an amazing cause and his motivation is very personal. He is raising money for thLeukemia and Lymphoma Society, which funds blood cancer research. Brian chose this particular group to support because he lost two very important people in his life to cancer.

Brian's best friend Jeff was just 24 when he passed away. Brian was given Jeff's favorite NY Yankees hat (a hat that he and I wear all the time) and he will wear it on race day to honor Jeff. Jeff was one of our favorite people and we miss him so much.

Brian is also running in memory of his grandpa, who died at 92. His grandfather was such a great man and he is really missed, too.

Our local paper did a story on him in yesterday's paper. In the article there's a cute picture of the girls with Brian and a sign they made after he got home from a 17 mile run. Can you imagine running 17 miles even once? I don't like running one mile and he has to do it multiple times before he is ready for race day. 

If you would like to make a donation, click here. Every bit helps. Brian has set a goal of $8,000 and I know we can get there.

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