2018 Race For Hope - DC

Strides for Surrie

Hi everyone,

As you all probably know, my beautiful mother, Surrie, was taken from us on July 25, 2016 after a 9 month battle with brain cancer. This horrible disease takes thousands of lives every year and as my family and I had to experience, will change your life forever.

The one positive thing I can take from that experience is the outpouring of love and support we received from family, friends, teachers, coworkers, acquaintainces, and even people we haven't talked to in years.

Last year we had a fantastic turnout for this race with about 53 family/friends on our team "Strides for Surrie" and raising over $6,000 together for the cause and I would love to do even more this year! This day is very important to me and my family as it is the one day every year that we can get all of our family and friends together to honor not only my moms life but all the others affected by this horrible disease as well.

Please note, this is a run/walk event, so if you do not feel that you are able to run 3.2 miles, it is totally fine to walk. There are PLENTY of people that walk, so you would not be alone if you chose to do so.

Of course we would love to have you all run with us, but for those that aren't able to make it, any donation amount helps. For those of you that will be able to make the run please note that we will be doing a brunch after the race somewhere close by. I will have a reservation made once I get an accurate head count. 

Thank you for supporting not just my family and I, but all families that have been impacted by this disease. I know my mom would be slightly embarrassed by all of this attention on her, but most importantly she would be grateful and proud. We hope to see you on the 6th!

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