KNIGHT runs the NYC Marathon for Pancreatic Cancer Research 11.6.2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

My bucket list is huge and I'm checking off items every month. Completing my first marathon has been on the horizon. On November 6, 2011 I will be running the 40,000 participant ING New York City Marathon to support Pancreatic Cancer Research. I am a member of TEAMHOPE (Team Name: "Fernando's Run"). My goal is to raise $5,500. Pancreatic Cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States--and has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers (2009 American Cancer Society).

Last year I photographed a wedding in Central America (Charles and Elisa) and I met Fernando (father of the bride). A quiet soul with a servant heart, Fernando made a huge impression on me.

His relationship with his daughter, Elisa, was so very special and one that I admired. Shortly after returning to the US from the wedding Fernando was diagnosed with advanced Pancreatic Cancer. Its been almost a year since he passed. I was privileged to have met Fernando and his legacy lives on through his family and friends.

If you would like to support my fundraising efforts, please visit my marathon website and make a donation:

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Anonymous said...

You are such an inspiration. I hope it goes well.

Randi said...

Did you already get accepted into the race? NYC Marathon is on the list for 2012 but I know its hard to get in!

KNIGHT said...

Hey Randi - Our team already got accepted!! I am so excited.