Thank you so much for coming to our fundraising page! Amy, Emma, and Jon have formed 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 goes from strength to strength, continuing to inspire and empower. Pressing F5 on a motivational quote generator at least 15 times daily to keep inspired whilst at the same time avoiding RSI, this team of athletes is seeking to achieve the (im?)possible. Something that Chuck Norris never managed to do….. run a marathon!
That’s right, all that training. Those days of feeling like the old person crossing the road with a stroller looks considerably more flexible than you after that long run you did on Friday. The dedication to miss friends and family gathered at a BBQ with a cold beer in hand (until getting back, smugly announcing you’ve ran a lot so can eat as much as you want!). The ability to sing along to Journey’s ‘Don’t stop believing’ – which you’re convinced that you can sing amazingly with your headphones on until you saw a small child cry one day as you passed and they pointed to you before then covering their ears.
For Amy and Jon, this is their first attempt at a marathon and is Emma’s 2nd. 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. All of us running have experienced someone close to us suffering from cancer so it does mean that much more to us all. All the money we raise will support programs and services for cancer survivors. Thank you so much for your support and wish us luck as we try to survive!
Amy, Emma, and Jon