Your donation will help support childhood cancer research. It will give so many families with children with cancer much needed hope.

My closest childhood friend, Yale Griffin, died of osteogenic sarcoma. My mother was the first to suspect the hard mass growing in his calf was not a soccer injury as he had been told by his pediatrician. He was diagnosed in 6th grade and started treatment in the Fall, just as I started football practice. Seven years later, with his life just returning to normal as a college freshman, the cancer recurred in his lung. He died 5 years later during my first year of medical school.

Now I have 3 children of my own. Remembering what Yale and his mom went through and reading the stories of these Rally Kids, it's hard to even begin to contemplate their experiences.

I will be running in honor of Laura, another kid fighting osteosarcoma. You can find her story and those of the other Rally Kids here: http://rallyfoundation.org/index.php/kids/rallykids/3#kid-324

For those of you motivated by darker persuasions, know that your donation will contribute to forcing me to run more than 200 miles over the next 3 months in hopes of making it 13.5 miles in Disneyland September 12th. Those who know me, know this is an unnatural phenomenon.

Rally Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is dedicated to raising funds to support childhood cancer research which is under-funded up to $30 million a year.

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