Completing the marathon in 2022 was not just a personal achievement, but a testament to the power of determination and the unwavering support of my friends, family, and fellow runners.
My friends said I was crazy when I decided to run the race a second time, and maybe I am (!!), but it’s hard to put into words the experience in 2022 to adequately describe why I wanted to take this on again. The streets of New York witnessed not only a race, but a demonstration of human spirit, and I know I will be humbled once again on Sunday as I conquer the five magnificent boroughs that make up this great city.
With that humility in mind, I am raising funds to help defeat childhood cancer. We have all been touched by this terrible disease, and childhood cancer is especially cruel. I would be honored if you would join me in that effort by making a donation to my team, Team Beans!
On a personal note, as a native Mainer (aka Maine-iac), I have also been touched in recent weeks by the tragedy in Lewiston, ME. I have decided that I will personally be matching all contributions that I receive with a donation to the Maine Community Foundation and their Lewiston-Auburn Area Response Fund.
Both of these important causes will be on my mind and in my heart as I hit the streets on Sunday. I am dedicating my run to: those who won’t have the chance.
Thank you for your support.