No official race? No problem.
This Saturday, I'll be running my very first (and definitely not my last) Marathon! During this new world we live in, running has been the rock in my life, the thing that has allowed me to keep my eyes on the future, on perseverance, and on gratitude for my own health.
The ability to run 26.2 miles is a privilege I don't take lightly. That is why I am dedicating my marathon to the Young Survival Coalition, an incredible non-profit dedicated to supporting and educating young women affected by breast cancer.
Early-onset breast cancer is personal for me. The BRCA gene runs in my family, and I've seen firsthand the challenges that breast cancer poses for women in their 20s and 30s. Balancing a career and a family is more than enough of a crazy impossibility for young women. Add on breast cancer and it seems insurmountable. It takes so much courage and guts.
I am making the commitment to help raise money to support these women, so they can face breast cancer feeling empowered to keep running. They are so brave.
My late running idol Gabe Grunewald once said, "Being brave for me, means not giving up on the things that make me feel alive."
Let's be brave together. I hope you'll join me.
With so much love, Hannah
Want to know how your donation will be help?
$25 could fund YSC materials at three healthcare providers’ offices.
$100 could provide a Newly Diagnosed Navigator to six women when they need it most.
$250 could allow us to train four survivors to serve as peer supporters.
$500 could fund a Young Empowered Survivor (YES) educational program.
$1,200 could pay for two women to travel to our annual conference for young women affected by breast cancer.
Any amount helps!
Thank you, in advance, for your support. I truly appreciate your generosity.