When my grandmother passed away last summer, I wrote about her legacy and how it inspired me to step outside my comfort zone and live life to the fullest. One of the things I’ve wanted to do for several years, is to take part in one of those obstacle course races – a la Tough Mudder and the Spartan Race. Not having any racing experience since my junior high cross-country days, I figured the Warrior Dash was a good place to start.
In October, I’ll be participating in the NorCal Warrior Dash – 3.2 mountainous miles with 13 obstacles – and I jumped at the opportunity to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. My grandmother passed away from very aggressive cancer and, while St. Jude focuses on children, her experience put things into perspective for me. As a dad of three children, I can’t imagine what it must be like for one of your own kids to have cancer. At St. Jude, no family has to pay a single dollar for treatment.
This Warrior Dash race is just something fun for me to do, but if I can help make a difference and support St. Jude patients and their families, while crawling through mud and jumping through fire, then I’m totally on board with that! The race is still quite ways off, but I’m already close to my first fundraising goal of $300.00 and I’m hoping to surpass that!
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