Friday, May 30, 2008

Run 192 Donation Page is Up!

I'm back from my honeymoon on Myrtle Beach and couldn't be happier or more relaxed. Our wedding in DC was a blast, and the two weeks off from running seem to have done wonders for my leg/hip injury. Now that I'm back in the real world, I'm ready for the final push for 'Run 192'.

As luck would have it, this morning I received word that the official Donation Page for Run 192 is set up and ready to roll on the Dana Farber Cancer Institute website. The link to the page is now over on the right-hand side of this blog and will stay there through the run. If you're among those who wants to make sure I suffer for the entire 192 miles before giving to the cause, I'll be sure to leave the link there well after the run for post-event contributions as well.

As a disclaimer, I'll remind everyone that this is not a scam or anything other than an effort for one cancer survivor (me) to give back to the people who saved his life. The goal is very simple: On the morning of July 30 I will begin a non-stop 192 mile run from Sturbridge to Provincetown, MA following the PMC Challenge bike route. I will have friends and family meet me at various points along the course to give me the fluids and food I need along the way. Depending on the weather, I estimate the run will take me between 48-55 hours. All donations made through the Dana-Farber website are 100% tax-deductible (DFCI will send you a letter), and 100% of your contribution will go toward the fight against cancer.

My main goal for this race is to inspire my fellow patients to keep fighting as they endure their chemo and radiation treatments. Even if you don't have the means to donate, simply passing on the link to my blog to someone who needs a little inspiration will help make this run worthwhile to me. I'll be posting regular updates as the start of the run approaches, and then I'll have some sort of live update system in place through this blog from July 30-August 1 as I cover the 192 miles.

4 comments:

JW said...

Welcome back! And I'm sending the link to everyone I know. You rock.

Staci said...

How can friends volunteer their time to meet you at check points and/or support you in other ways the day of the race?

Dan Rose said...

Good question re: volunteers. I will have a rotating crew w/ vehicles meeting me every 10 miles or so, but I will definitely appreciate any help I can get from people looking to run a few miles with me at any time (don't worry, I'll be going pretty slowly) or willing to offer any late-night help. Even a couple hours of assistance (either running or crew car driving) in the late-night hours will help give my main crew a much needed break. As we get a little close to the event, I'll post more of a schedule which will identify where help is most needed. Thanks!!

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