Regret not running the Chicago Marathon? The A City Mom solution

Regret not running the Chicago Marathon? The A City Mom solution
Brad, Jeff and David Goad. 26.2 Miles. Three Brothers. One Cause.

It’s that time of year again, when the marathon is over and you are full of regret because you let another year go by without running it. (Feel free to use the same excuse I used this year: Someone brought back Twinkies.)

However, A City Mom believes a better choice than offering excuses is offering solutions! So in order to not feel so guilty about sitting on your couch eating Twinkies instead of running 26.2 miles, you should donate to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation PowerTeam. (What? You thought I was going to recommend a training regimen?)

You see, about two-and-a-half years ago Jeff Goad was playing softball. He took a swing with the bat—and broke two vertebrae. A rough way to find out he had Multiple Myeloma, a rare and incurable white blood cell cancer that affects the plasma cells.

But last year, Jeff Goad ran the Chicago Marathon with his two brothers, Brad and David. And this year, all three of them are going to run New York. (Feeling guilty yet? No fear, I know a way out of this.)

And they need your help. No, not waiting with flowers and Gatorade at the finish. And not holding a sign that says, “Worst Parade Ever,” while they run past. They need you to donate. Multiple Myeloma has no cure. And while the researchers are working hard to change that, they need money to do so. The Goad brothers’ goal is $15,000 and they’re over half-way there.

So, be like me and instead of reaching for another Twinkie, reach for your wallet and give hope to Multiple Myeloma survivors around the world. Don’t let another marathon go by, leaving you filled with regret.

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