My first marathon was the Chicago Marathon in 2011 and it made me realize 2 things.
1. I was even more in love with the city of Chicago than I had previously thought; and
2. I couldn’t wait to run another marathon.
Two and a half years later I have finally signed up for my second marathon, and I will be returning to the streets of Chicago (soon to be my new hometown) to run for one of my favorite non-profits, Bright Pink!
For those readers who don’t know, I lost my mom to breast cancer almost 16 years ago and know far too many amazing women who have been affected by this disease. This fall, I will run for them!
Bright Pink is an amazing organization that offers education, support and is leading the charge for early detection and prevention for not only breast cancer, but ovarian cancer as well. They really have an empowering message, and I couldn’t be more excited to run on their fund raising team.
I have 6 months to raise $1000, so please feel free to stop by my fundraising page: http://www.stayclassy.org/stephanieericson
Have you been touched by breast cancer somehow? Share your story with me and I would love to add you or your loved one’s name to my list of reasons I am running.
We are almost to spring, and I hope everyone is surviving the weather wherever you are!
Congrats on signing up and for a great cause too. I too am thinking of running Chicago. I just moved here in October and I love this place!
It is such a great way to see the city and really feel its energy as crazy as that sounds! I will be a local in June if you ever want a running buddy!
Absolutely. Please contact me when you get here. You are going to love it!
And by running buddy, I absolutely meant someone who can schlep along behind you 🙂