July 21st, 2014
I’m not sure what’s next but I am officially registered for the Chicago and New York City Marathons! They are two of largest marathons in world! Marathoning is incredible. How else can up to 50,000 people from different countries, backgrounds, and cultures come together and participate in the same activity? Everyone of them has a story. A reason why they are running. What got them there. What they’ve had to overcome to be in the position to win.
As far as I’m concerned, any individual that crosses the finish line of any race is a winner! Last year in NYC, a blind runner being escorted heard the sound of my basketballs and called me out. He smiled and yelled “That’s Doctor Dribble!” The happiness on his face was unmeasurable. That sort of experience money can’t buy and will be with me forever.
Every mile meant something to me. I ran those races for a nonprofit, the Chicago Diabetes Project, a global collaboration of scientists advancing a cure for type 1 diabetes. Did you know that diabetes kills more Americans each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined? One in twelve Americans have it and in the next 24 hours over 130 people will develop kidney failure because of diabetes.
I’m proud to be running for the same cause again this year; to stop diabetes one dribble at a time! Please support me in making a donation to the Chicago Diabetes Project on my fundraising page by copying and pasting the following link:
My goal is to raise $3,000. No donation is too small or large. Please help me out-dribble diabetes!