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.