I'm honored to be running my first half marathon in memory of Francesca "Beans" Kaczynski, the daughter of my friends Rachel and Andy. I am forever inspired by the love they continue to show as her parents, and their dedication to helping all kids with cancer.
I'll be running the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon on April 24, finishing in Prospect Park, where Beans and her parents took many happy walks before her diagnosis. I will be thinking of her - her big smile, love of Elmo, and infectious laugh - for all 13.1 miles.
I'm incredibly grateful for any donation you can share - it all gets us closer to a world without cancer. Thank you for supporting me and Beans' legacy.