Tomorrow's Eugene Marathon & Team Christine
On October 10, 2010, my younger sisters, my brothers-in-law and I ran 13.1 miles in the rain. This we did in memory of our mom, who'd lost her excruciating battle with neuroendocrine cancer six months earlier. Together--thanks to the loving support of our friends--we raised $5,015 in Mom's memory for the American Cancer Society.
As we neared the end, my sister Rachael got quieter. Each step was harder than the last, but remembering Mom's ferocious spirit in her final days gave Rachael the strength to persevere.
Tomorrow Rachael and Nick will run once more for Team Christine. It'll undoubtedly be a struggle, but most things worth accomplishing are.