Saturday Morning I joined the Summer Team as a mentor to kick-off the season! The Summer Team has over 100 registrants starting their journeys to run in San Diego and even Seattle.
As a mentor, I will be helping my mentees fundraise for their races and I will become their personal cheerleaders. Fundraising can be quite daunting at first, but it gets to a point where passion for a cure overcomes all obstacles.
As a runner, I know how difficult it can be to stay disciplined during the training. I also know that there are friends, brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers suffering from cancer, and do not even have the opportunity to get up to go for a run. Staying disciplined for the next couple of months cannot compare to the pain and suffering a cancer patient undergoes.
Completing a race will not eradicate cancer, but for every dollar I can raise along the way, will go towards the mission of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I’m proud to once again be a member of Team In Training and I really look forward to meeting dedicated members that run for a cure.