When Cancer hits..it hits hard. It hits home.
Who knows anyone who hasn't been affected by it? My relationship to Cancer began when I was a toddler. My mom was given 6 months to live. Ovarian Cancer. She took one day at a time. She lived until the day I graduated from High School. She was a fighter, a volunteer, a beautiful model, a devoted mom.
The 2016 Tri for a Cure will be my 4th TFAC.
I love this event for the amazing people I have met and become friends with. I love this event for the cause it is supporting - the fight against cancer.
In 2016 I will again dedicate my Tri to my dad, Wes Jordan, who I lost to pancreatic cancer in 2002. I also dedicate my Tri for mom, who is now a breast cancer survivor. I also dedicate this to all those fighting the disease - kick cancer's butt! To those that are survivors - way to go! And with a heavy heart, those we have lost to this horrible disease.
In 2009 I went from the couch to a half marathon in just about four months. I was inspired to try something new and chose to run with the DC Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. A family member just passed away from Leukemia, and I didn't know a whole lot about it. I finished the race and raised money for the group. It felt good and therapeutic every way around when I finished.
Since then, I've run quite a few half marathons, 10ks and 5ks. I got bored and lazy and always wanted another challenge... one that didn't involve 26.2 miles!