Saturday, April 5, 2008

26.2 with Donna



John Lennon wrote, "You may say that I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one....." Not only are the organizers of the "26.2 with Donna-The National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer", dreamers, they are doers.

I know that February 15, 2009 seems far off, but now is the time to start thinking about registering for the marathon or half-marathon. Registration is open.

Many of us who ran the race this year have our hotel rooms reserved and will be registering soon. I am not sure if I will do the "full" or "half", but I will be there. If you are not a long distance runner, you now have more than enough time to train and participate. Once again, 100% of all money raised goes directly to the Donna Hicken Foundation and the Mayo Clinic.

The race organizers have been very responsive to the input of the runners and several changes have been made for the 2009 race. Most importantly, they have moved the start time back one hour to 7:30am.

I will keep bringing this event to the forefront of this blog. The photo entitled "The Kodak Moment", showing my friend Donna, who is currently battling breast cancer, is a permanent fixture.

If you are a new visitor to this blog, please read some earlier posts from February. They are; "The Kodak Moment", "It's Not Christmas" and "Mind Over Matter". All three relate to the 2008 race.

"Imagine" what we can do.

The photograph was taken at the John Lennon Memorial, "Strawberry Fields", in Central Park, New York City.

10 comments:

Donna N. said...

This post was so touching that I had trouble reading it through my tears. 26.2 with Donna, for Donna, mostly God Bless Donna. She is an incredible woman and my hero. As are you Jim, my hero. I hope we can get many people to sign up for next year..

I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will live as one...

Maddy said...

I am seriously thinking about the half for next year.

Twist my arm and I'm in!

runninggeezer262 said...

Maddy - Consider it twisted :-)

akshaye said...

Thanks for sharing that link. I am seriously considering this and have put it on my race calendar.

runninggeezer262 said...

We are actually working to create a blog dedicated to the "26.2 with Donna". It will be called, "The Pink Bandanna". I am going to set up a link this afternoon.

ShirleyPerly said...

This would be a great race to do to raise funds/awareness for the cause as well as to meet up with friends. I will put it on my 2009 calendar too.

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Jim said...

Thank you for your support. It was a terrific event, a worthy cause. For a first year event they had 8,000 participants.

Judy Solomon said...

Donna deegan marathon fight to finish breat cancer is an excellent race I have walked the half twice.

Judy Solomon said...

Donna deegan marathon fight to finish breat cancer is an excellent race I have walked the half twice.