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Aug 22

Pushing Through the Pain with DetermiNation

I run because I want to fight cancer. My mom was diagnosed with cancer in her early 40s and had to endure radical surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. My dad passed away from cancer at the age of 49, when I was still at college. The coxswain of my crew team in college passed away from …

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Jul 25

I’m Running For …

Last Sunday, Team DetermiNation crashed the party at the Rock ‘n Roll Chicago Half Marathon, and as is always the case with DetermiNators, they were a huge crowd pleaser. But more than that, they were a smash hit and doing what DetermiNators do best: honoring people they love and raising money to kick cancer’s ass. …

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Apr 25

Running for Someone Other than Myself

I started running 23 years ago as a 7th grader in cross country. It wasn’t my first introduction to running, though, because both of my parents were runners who both completed numerous Indianapolis 500 Mini Marathons. My grandma babysat me during the races, and we watched my parents finish from the bleachers at the finish …

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Apr 22

From Free Lunch to Half Marathon

I started my journey with DetermiNation one day while working at Angie’s List. An email went out at lunch announcing there would be a FREE LUNCH and an informative talk about the Indianapolis Mini Marathon. Well, I needed lunch that day and was sort of interested in running the Mini so I decided to go …

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Mar 03

26 (.2) Reasons to Run for the American Cancer Society DetermiNation Program

Andrea Abel, a friend of mine from the Chicago DetermiNation volunteer committee, recently asked me for one reason why I run with DetermiNation in the Chicago Marathon and other Chicago-area races. As it turns out, she either asked several other people to do the same, or she had a few reasons of her own! Here’s …

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