As many of you know, I was lucky enough to win a spot in the Chicago Marathon through their lottery system. The race is October 13th, 2019 and I have decided to use it as a platform to raise money in memory of mom.
At the end of her life mom made the comment that there was still so much more she wanted to see and do. Anyone who knew her knows she meant it. Anne Jeffries was not a woman who led an ordinary life. She wanted to help those less fortunate, see the world, and be there for those she loved so much.
There are so many milestones, events, and even mundane little routine things I wish she was here to be a part of. But mom wouldn’t want us to stay sad all the time and I am trying to make something positive come out of our sadness.
Ovarian cancer is hard to detect, and the survival rate is low, especially in advanced stages like mom had. While whatever I raise will be insignificant in the grand scheme of things, if it can help even one family then it is worth it.
When mom was first diagnosed, I scoured the internet for information to help me understand what we were up against. One of the first organizations I came across was ovationsforthecure.org which supports ovarian cancer research, awareness, and patient programs. Any money I raise through running the Chicago Marathon will go to this organization.
I’ve never raised money through my running before, but go big or go home, right?
I would like to raise 26.2 cents for each of the 25,949 days mom was alive. That’s $6,798.74.
Every $26.20 donation will sponsor one hundred days of mom’s life. Or an extremely generous donation of $262 will sponsor 1,000 days of her life. Donations of any size will be greatly appreciated, and hopefully, over the next six months, every day of mom’s life will be honored. Thank you for helping to keep moms memory alive!
Please click here to honor Anne Jeffries with your donation: Nancy Runs To Keep Hope Alive