Ever since I began my running journey, I have savored every aspect of the sport: the rigors of training, the reward of accomplishment, the lessons reaped from disappointment, and most importantly, the feeling of community and camaraderie between athletes. It is that supportive spirit that has prompted me to pay it forward as much as possible throughout the year, through volunteer opportunities, monetary contributions and of course, my annual selected charity fundraising event!
In the past, I’ve worked to represent causes near and dear to my heart, including: Team in Training with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and The WDW Radio Running Team’s Dream Team Project Benefiting Give Kids the World, Noah’s Light Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Team PAWS Chicago, and for 2016, it’s my pleasure to not only champion this event and cause as a returning Ambassador, but as a member of the DONNA Ambassadors Fundraising Team!
In 2014, I set an initial goal of $1,000 and, thanks for the love, support and contributions of amazing people like you, I headed into race weekend with a total figure that MORE than doubled that amount! The next year, I upped the ante to raise $2,620 (or $100 for each mile run on race day) and hit and surpassed that goal again!
I am so very excited to be returning for another year, while working to spread awareness of the groundbreaking research being performed by the Mayo Foundation, as well as the real-world application of financial assistance provided by the Donna Foundation, and set my 2016 goal to once again raise $2,620!
This year, the DONNA Weekend will be even more special to me, as it will be just two months after our little one arrives! We are incredibly stoked to travel to Jacksonville as a family and will be taking part in the 5K & Family Fun Run!
Additionally, I will be on site all weekend to support runners, volunteers, survivors and their families at the BEST marathon in the state of Florida.
Thank you in advance for your support! Whether you donate, run with me, or share this page to raise awareness (or all of the above!) I am so grateful.
12/23/2013: Announcement post
1/14/2014: Fundraising Incentive with Online Coaching
1/15/2014: Help Me Paint the Map Pink!
1/20/2014: Choose Love.
1/24/2014: Thank You! ($1K goal reached)
2/14/2014: Choosing Love (and Hope)
2/24/2014: RECAP: 26.2 with DONNA
10/1/2014: PINKtober Photo Challenge.
10/19/2014: Let Me Tell You About My Breast Friends
10/20/2014: Match Yo’ Miles!
11/2/2014: Thankful November Challenge
11/16/2014: Running for Cupcakes (T-shirt fund!)
11/23/2014: Around the World in 80 Days
12/24/2014: Merry Christmas
12/24/2014: Live On, Give On
1/22/2015: Believe I am Training Journal
1/31/2015 – We’re Gonna Paint the World PINK!
2/7/2015: $2,620 and Beyond!
3/1/2015: RECAP: 26.2 with DONNA (2015)
8/10/2015: Going back to JAX!
8/28/2015: Pass on PSL for 26.2 with DONNA!
10/1/2015: It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month
10/14/15: Here’s my .02
12/28/2015: Got $7?
2/16/2016: RECAP: 13.1 with DONNA (2016)
* If you prefer to make your donation via check, please make it payable to 26.2 with DONNA / 11762 Marco Beach Drive, Suite 6 / Jacksonville, FL 32224