5k in June for Cancer!
Now having a blog may be a good or bad thing for me, but maybe it could help me spread the word for a cause near to my heart. Not only do I use my time going to school and “attempting” to lose weight, but I also try and raise money for cancer. You see I started Medifast because about 6 years ago (when I was only 11) my mother passed away from stage four colon cancer. Not many people know about this though.. I started to gain weight rapidly over the course of 3-4 years. Eating was my coping device to deal with her death. My weight gain resulted in constant teasing and bullying from other students, because i was morbidly obese. Last June I did this thing called the Hope In Motion – Run, Bike, and Walk (Obviously, I walked because I was around 180 lb at the time and obviously wasn’t physically in shape to run). I started my own team, recruited people I knew, and raised over $485 on my own ($800 + as a team). This year on June 5, 2012 I am going to particapate again only this time I’m running the 5k rather than walking (at my current 146), but I may end up doing both if I can survive through 3 miles of running. I’m not asking for much but it would be great (seeing if anyone even reads my blog) if you or anyone you know could donate a dollar or two to such a great cause. The proceeds that I collect go to help pay for cancer patients treatments as well as help the hospital that helps all these amazing people. My personal link is attached. Please if you can not donate at least help me spread the word about this cause. I want to reach a possible goal of $1000 this year. This is not only for myself or the cancer patients, but this is in dedication to my mother who died to early to see me really live my life and see my accomplishments happen. The link is posted above – Just click (5K in June for Cancer).