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I'm running the 2013 NYC Marathon
I've decided to run the 2013 NYC Marathon for the National Stroke Association with the Stroke Challenge Team.
Patrick's Mother has been the victim of a stroke last year. A stroke is a terrible life event that dramatically invites itself into your existence without warning - and has a huge impact on you and your families.
However, it is an event that can be avoided and, when not possible, fought and overcome thanks to amazing professionals who can offer huge amounts of hope throughout training and rehabilitation.
Following this experience and in honour of the tremendous team effort Patrick's Mum and his family have put together to fight this challenge of life, I decided to run the NYC Marathon with the National Stroke Association Challenge Team.
I would like to raise awareness amongst my friends and family and help as much as possible, when still possible.
A wise friend once told me that life is too short to look fears and challenges in the eye and retreat to average...so here I go - AGAIN!
After London, it's the 2nd marathon in 2013 - for my sneakers and I. This time round, the target time is 3h45, and I pledge to raise, with your help, $100 per km (or $4,200 in total) for the Association.
I will be running for Trish. I will also be running for my better half (and continuous support), my babies (and continuous motivation), as well as for my Tribe.
42km gives you A LOT OF TIME to think!
The National Stroke Association
The National Stroke Association helps recognise the warning symptoms of a stroke in order to raise awareness and avoid the worst. A stroke may result in an inability to move, to understand or formulate speech or an inability to see on one side.
The National Stroke Association strives to help those affected by stroke through the long and expensive rehabilitation process, without which many of the patients and their families would lose hope.