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Day 23-You gotta be startin’ something

A little MJ today while I was running.

I planned on running 4 miles but I got a real boost of energy when this song came on and I started thinking. I thought about what we have started. We started something way bigger than any one of us alone. We may have started something bigger than all of us combined. This may be the first time when I have actually seen something that is larger than the sum of its parts. How that is possible, as a scientist, I don’t know. But if we can keep this up, if we can run the almost 15k miles and raise the almost 15k dollars than that is something that every single person should be immensely proud of. What I find unique about this site is, there is no real way to tell the impact of a single person. We are all one living, breathing, running, fundraising, cancer ass kicking organism. How amazing is that??

Oh then I looked down, 5.5 miles had gone by. 

Day 6- Choices

I woke this morning. I was still tired, my legs were tired. I wanted to curl back up and go back to sleep for a bit then go sit on the couch and watch football. I didn’t. I went to the gym. I was going to run 3 miles but I ran 5 instead.

As I was running I started to think. How lucky are we that we have the choice to go run or not to run on any given day. We have the choice to run/fight or not. The people we are running for don’t have the luxury of that choice. They get up and fight everyday, whether they are tired or hungry or anything for that matter. Having this choice is what we are fighting for. Giving the choice backed to our loved ones, that is what this is all really about isn’t it?

Reblogged from dcu
dcu:


Are you a runner like The Flash? Are you looking for a good cause to donate to this holiday season?
Then please check out my friend’s organization We Ran For Anne and help fight cancer one mile at a time. This way you too can be a superhero…

dcu:

Are you a runner like The Flash? Are you looking for a good cause to donate to this holiday season?

Then please check out my friend’s organization We Ran For Anne and help fight cancer one mile at a time. This way you too can be a superhero…

Day 2:”Better, Harder, Faster, Stronger”

That song came on while I was running today. It really started to make me thing while I was running. Aren’t those the things that are driving us in our campaign to fight cancer? We want to be better at fighting the disease, we need to push through the harder times, we come together to make the healing go faster, and in the end, aren’t we all stronger for what we go through?

Just some thoughts on day 2. I am going to try to find a song lyric for each day of my run. I think it will be a fun exercise (if you allow me the pun). Today I ran 5 miles by the way. That is 9 down and 991 to go. I honestly hope to have run the most miles soon so I can sort of be the the pace setter. I know we all have different miles we pledged to run, but I promise to (at least try) to be in the front of the pack as much as I can.

PS- Incase you were wondering; this is the face I make when I get running and I get super determined 

running face

The first step (is hardest of all?)

To change the world,Start with one step.

However small, The first step is hardest of all.

Once you get your gate,You will walk in tall.”

A great quote from Dave Matthews Band to start this (what might end up being a rambling) post.

As you must know by this point, a few months ago I found out my mother was diagnosis with Stage 4 Lung Carcinoma. I was incredibly torn up when I found out as you would expect. I knew I had two choices; 1)wallow in mourning and sadness which frankly would do neither myself nor my mother or my family any good, or 2) Find a silver lining, be a rock for my loved ones and some how make the best of the cards we were given.

What do you think I choose? If you guessed 2, you are right.

I ran (to work out my stress) for a while trying to wrap my head around this problem. I am a runner by nature I guess, and I found I truly enjoyed running. I mean I did run a half marathon 7 months ago. When I went running I went into my Zen Zone, I could think clear, develop ideas, and get lost in potential. Out of these many ideas, one was born. WeRanForAnne.com . The idea was simple; pledge an amount of miles that you would run between 12/12/11 and 12/12/12 (12/12 being my mother’s birthday) then raise $1 for every mile pledged. All the money would then be donated to the American Cancer Society

With the help of few friends to start; namely Melissa, Paul, and Dave we started the website. Without them none of this would be possible.

Fast forward a month and that brings us to today. We had a soft launch on December 1st and our main launch yesterday at 8pm. As I type this, countless people have visited our site, pledged over 12,800 miles and raised over $1,200. The outpouring of support and the community and people rallying around my mother, and this idea, and the loved ones that they have lost or are fighting cancer is really amazing. It is very hard to describe what it is like seeing all of this unfold first hand. I didn’t even think people were going to want to be apart of this. Now I have people asking what more can they do!! The good will and good mojo is flowing like crazy!

Well today was my first step (literally) in my year long campaign to raise money. Sure I set up the site got it running with my friends, but today was really my first step. I pledged to run 1000 miles. Today I went to the gym and ran my first 4 miles. 996 to go. Everyone says the first step is hardest of all. I dont believe that, not anymore. When you have a community of people who are willing to support you and be behind you the whole way, which is what we have at WeRanForAnne.com then it is not hard at all.

Where I was going with this post I don’t know, but looks like I ended up here. If you haven’t checked out this site yet check it out. Pledge some miles donate some money. If you have already then you already know that you have my deepest thanks, what you guys have done can never be truly expressed. You have all changed my lives for the better and I know for certain you have helped my mother in her fight against cancer which is more than I could have asked for. We are all walking tall now, aren’t we?

Reblogged from dcu
dcu:

Are you a runner like The Flash? Are you looking for a good cause to donate to this holiday season?
Then please check out my friend’s organization We Ran For Anne and help fight cancer one mile at a time. This way you too can be a superhero…

dcu:

Are you a runner like The Flash? Are you looking for a good cause to donate to this holiday season?

Then please check out my friend’s organization We Ran For Anne and help fight cancer one mile at a time. This way you too can be a superhero…

Reblogged from paulgulyas
paulgulyas:

And now for something serious.
The woman above is a woman very near and dear to my heart. Her name is Anne, and she’s my best friend Matt’s (aka Hatkoff’s) mother. I’ve known her since forever, and truly consider her to be family. Today is her birthday.
About six months ago, we learned Anne had Stage 4 lung carcinoma. I happened to be home in Connecticut the day Matt found out. A couple nights later, Matt said to me “This isn’t supposed to happen to us. This kind of thing doesn’t happen to us.” It broke my heart. Growing up in Milford, we were pretty sheltered from harsher realities. And now late into our twenties we’ve been hit with one that we are devastatingly unprepared for.
But we’re not the type to wallow in it. Anne certainly isn’t. And so about a month ago, Hatkoff came up with an idea. A big one.
Like I said, today is Anne’s birthday. The Hatkoff’s are going out to dinner tonight, and when they return home, Matt will show his mother this website:
WeRanForAnne.com
Matt and the team at We Ran For Anne (of which yours truly is a founding member) are looking to raise money to donate to the American Cancer Society in Anne’s name exactly ONE YEAR FROM TODAY.
Here’s how you can help: pledge to run a certain amount of miles over the course of a year. Ideally, you will raise $1 for every mile ran. If you’re not into the whole cardio thing, maybe you can just scrounge around some couch cushions for some extra dough; anything—ANYTHING—helps. And you don’t have to run for Anne: run for anybody you know who has been effected by cancer. Your name and dedication will go up on the Runners page!
I know it’s easy to scroll right past these things. I’m sure there are a lot of people coming to you with hat in hand these days, looking for help in a time of need, especially during the holiday season. If you find it in your heart (or, let’s face it, your bank account) to give a little to help a woman and a family I love, my appreciation would be endless. Thank you so much in advance.
I’m running for Anne. Who are YOU running for?
Check out the website and meet the runners!
Like us on Facebook!
Follow us on Twitter!
AND PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE REBLOG!!!

This is one of my best friends thoughts on my mother and our website. Please check it out if you haven’t already. I gave the website to her as a birthday present last night and it moved her to tears. Don’t you want to be a part of something good? Tis the holiday season. Hopefully together we can put a stop to cancer before it affects more people.

paulgulyas:

And now for something serious.

The woman above is a woman very near and dear to my heart. Her name is Anne, and she’s my best friend Matt’s (aka Hatkoff’s) mother. I’ve known her since forever, and truly consider her to be family. Today is her birthday.

About six months ago, we learned Anne had Stage 4 lung carcinoma. I happened to be home in Connecticut the day Matt found out. A couple nights later, Matt said to me “This isn’t supposed to happen to us. This kind of thing doesn’t happen to us.” It broke my heart. Growing up in Milford, we were pretty sheltered from harsher realities. And now late into our twenties we’ve been hit with one that we are devastatingly unprepared for.

But we’re not the type to wallow in it. Anne certainly isn’t. And so about a month ago, Hatkoff came up with an idea. A big one.

Like I said, today is Anne’s birthday. The Hatkoff’s are going out to dinner tonight, and when they return home, Matt will show his mother this website:

WeRanForAnne.com

Matt and the team at We Ran For Anne (of which yours truly is a founding member) are looking to raise money to donate to the American Cancer Society in Anne’s name exactly ONE YEAR FROM TODAY.

Here’s how you can help: pledge to run a certain amount of miles over the course of a year. Ideally, you will raise $1 for every mile ran. If you’re not into the whole cardio thing, maybe you can just scrounge around some couch cushions for some extra dough; anything—ANYTHING—helps. And you don’t have to run for Anne: run for anybody you know who has been effected by cancer. Your name and dedication will go up on the Runners page!

I know it’s easy to scroll right past these things. I’m sure there are a lot of people coming to you with hat in hand these days, looking for help in a time of need, especially during the holiday season. If you find it in your heart (or, let’s face it, your bank account) to give a little to help a woman and a family I love, my appreciation would be endless. Thank you so much in advance.

I’m running for Anne. Who are YOU running for?

Check out the website and meet the runners!

Like us on Facebook!

Follow us on Twitter!

AND PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE REBLOG!!!

This is one of my best friends thoughts on my mother and our website. Please check it out if you haven’t already. I gave the website to her as a birthday present last night and it moved her to tears. Don’t you want to be a part of something good? Tis the holiday season. Hopefully together we can put a stop to cancer before it affects more people.

Reblogged from paulgulyas
Reblogged from davidfuternick
Reblogged from paulgulyas
weranforanne:

This is me and my mother on the right. This site is dedicated to her and her ongoing battle against cancer. I may be clowning around in that picture but there is no clowning around when I run. This disease and this 1000 miles in front of me and the 8700 miles in front of us all has no idea what it is about to get hit with. 
Get your running shoes ready folk because the major running starts in just 3 days.
That is Paul and his mother on the left. He is one of the founding members of WeRanForAnne.com

weranforanne:

This is me and my mother on the right. This site is dedicated to her and her ongoing battle against cancer. I may be clowning around in that picture but there is no clowning around when I run. This disease and this 1000 miles in front of me and the 8700 miles in front of us all has no idea what it is about to get hit with. 

Get your running shoes ready folk because the major running starts in just 3 days.

That is Paul and his mother on the left. He is one of the founding members of WeRanForAnne.com

(Source: paulgulyas)