Here's the deal:
The whole reason I started running was because i got drunk and signed up for a half marathon. Not just any half marathon - the Chicago Half Marathon. I did it to raise money for Huntington's Disease. Three years ago, my Dad passed away from Huntington's Disease on Christmas morning. I'm not gonna sugar coat it - that sucked. 9 months later my cousin Tonya passed away from Huntington's disease, and this was after we already lost my Grandma and Uncle. If you aren't sure what it is, i have a whole page here explaining it. Or just wiki it - wikipedia is awesome.
I am not going to sit here and make you all feel sorry for me - you are well aware of the fact that i am awesome. But i am at risk of dying the same way, and it's not pretty. Last year we were able to get 7 runners to run the Half Marathon (or the 5k) raising about $5,000 dollars. Which is AWESOME. However, in the grand scheme of things, its not that much. In order to keep the program going, i need to recruit at least 20 runners for half or 5k, and i need to raise about $10,000. (thats only $500 per person. or only $250 if i get 40 people! or only $125 if i get 80 people!) You get the picture. This is a make it or break it moment for this awesome charity to participate in this race. And guess who is running it? Thats right, This girl.
Here is our team last year:
The only thing missing is your face.
So, in conclusion, i am asking you to join me on Sept 9th, as i lead Team hope run to victory! Also, i will beat you. Every single one of you.
Check out the race here.
PLEASE: If you are even remotely interested, email me at: HDSATeamHopeRun@gmail.com. Or feel free to leave a comment and i will hunt you down. And fellow bloggers - please, please PLEASE repost! The more runners i can recruit, the more of a chance this charity has for future races!