Inspirational Runners – Julie Weiss, 52 Marathons in 52 weeks – Pancreatic Cancer Network’s Team Hope
Julie Weiss, Goal: 52 Marathons in 52 weeks and raise one million dollars for the Pancreatic Action Cancer Network’s Team Hope. To support her cause go to: http://MarathonGoddess.com
I’ll let the video tell most of Julie’s story. Here is why she inspires me.
She is a fantastic runner. We met when she came to one of my ChiRunning® Workshops in 2008. We ran into each other all the time at races. She always runs with a smile and motivates others.
When Julie started running and her father thought it was fantastic. He supported her on her journey to qualify for the Boston Marathon. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and passed away 35 days later. A month after that Julie ran the California International Marathon and qualified for Boston. Julie knew he was with every step of that race.
Her world was rocked but she didn’t let it get in her way. In fact, it made her stronger an she put efforts into helping find a cure for pancreatic cancer by raising her valuable funds to support research.
She decided to combine her passions. She decided to run 52 marathons in 52 weeks, while raising money for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, no easy task.
Now she is half way through and I sat down with her for a few moments to get the whole story.
I’ll be looking for her out at the ING New York City Marathon since we are both running it. And, I hope to run a mile or two with her at the LA Marathon in March of 2013, her 52nd.
If you feel inclined, you can donate to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by going to http://MarathonGoddess.com and clicking the “Donate Now” button. Donations go directly to The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
If you see her out running make sure to cheer her on.
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