Running for Cause

Posted by Filed Under: Health & Fitness, Inspiration & Motivation, Training, Video

I ran my first marathon with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training Program. I raised about $3,700, met some of our mentors (people stricken with blood cancers) and felt really good about my participation.

Many of us run for cause. There are many causes to run for, all worthy. I also make a point of contributing to people who are actively fund raising.

I found this video today and wanted to share it to celebrate and recognize the importance of the organizations that raise funds to help fight disease and who sponsor health embracing initiatives like training people to run a marathon or a half marathon or supporting them on a very long bike ride or training them for a triathlon.

This particular video was made by an organization called Young Survival Coalition and uses Melissa Ethridge’s song “I Run for Life”. Melissa is herself a cancer survivor.

Warning – this is a 2 hanky video – prepare accordingly.

About 21stCenturyMom

I found myself at the age of 38 the single full time working mother of 3 small children. I took up running because I figured I could get the biggest benefit in the least amount of time. Swearing never to run a marathon I found myself going out for a 4 - 6 mile run several times a week. I ran my first marathon 6 years later. Five years after that I ran another and then the next year another. Then I got bit by the triathlon bug so now I split my time between running, swimming and cycling. This year I think I'll run another marathon. And next year - who knows?

One Comment
  1. Lisa on September 29th at 4:32 pm

    Thank you for posting this video. It’s a great reminder to all of us that we have the power to make change.