Thank you so much for coming to my fundraising page! I'm not what you would call "a typical runner" but I have attempted a few 1/2 marathons. During each 1/2 marathon, I've thought to myself, "this is so hard, thank god i didn't sign up for the full". So of course when 2 friends and co-workers from across the pond were talking about wanting to run a marathon in the U.S., how could I refuse? If they could commit to coming in from London, I guess I could get myself to DC from Denver. So I've joined up with Jon and Emma to form team "JUMP, JIVE, and RUN" as part of LIVESTRONG to raise money for the fight against cancer as well as run the Marine Corp Marathon in Washington DC. As I’m sure you’re aware, Livestrong was originally founded by Lance Armstrong. Lance has since stepped down but the foundation lives on, continuing to inspire and empower. The LIVESTRONG Foundation which we are fundraising for serves people affected by cancer and empowers them to take action against this disease that is now the world's leading cause of death. As some of you may know, I lost both my sweet niece and my father to cancer this past year and hope that the money I raise can help other families and patients through this dreadful disease. All the money I raise will support programs and services for cancer survivors. Thank you so much for your support and wish me luck as I try to survive my first marathon.