Saturday, March 29, 2008

Send Me Your Heroes!

I'm collecting the names of 262 Heroes -- cancer survivors, those currently battling the disease or those we've lost to cancer - - to carry with me for 26. 2 miles during the Chicago Marathon in October. I can't take credit for this excellent idea; that goes to Running Jayhawk.

So, send me the names of your heroes! You don't have to donate to my fundraising effort for the American Cancer Society (although that would be nice too.) And we don't need to know each other personally. If you're just an occasional or first-time visitor to this blog and we've never met in person, that's fine. Just leave the name of your heroes in the comments section.

Click here to see my current list of heroes, and if you're so inclined to donate funds to the good works of the American Cancer Society, click here.

Chicago's Shamrock Shuffle is tomorrow; will be back with a race report. A little worried about it because despite good intentions, I've trained like an asshole.

7 comments:

tmac96 said...

Hi! Just found your blog! I really like your idea of 262 heroes. Very cool! I am training for my first half mary. Maybe I'll do something like that! :-)

Jenn said...

Thanks for stopping by! And good luck with training.

Aldrich said...

My father passed away of cancer in October of 2006. He's my hero and is part of the drive that keeps me pounding out my miles. I'd be honored if he were on your list.

Jeanine said...

Jenn,

For your list, Eion Riley. A tough little guy who fought against leukemia with all the might any 3 year old could muster!

Jeanine

Jeanine said...

Jenn,

Also Chris Granat. A survivor of leukemia from my McAuley class.

Jenn said...

Aldrich, thanks for stopping by. I'm honored to include your dad on my Heroes list. Can you let me know his name?

Jeanine, thanks for the suggestions; will add to the list.

Aldrich said...

Jenn,

Please add Roger Aldrich to your list.