#5 and #25

So…I’ve decided to combine my efforts and kill two birds with one stone (so to speak).  While I train for my half marathon (which I am hating every second of by the way) I will also be raising money for a charity I care about.  I have decided to run my half marathon in memory of my grandmother Amma, and all the money I raise will be donated to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA where Amma was treated for her skin cancer.
Amma was one of my most favorite people in the entire world.  She has the most infectious personality, if she was happy (and she almost always was) you couldn’t help but be happy too.  She loved scratch tickets,the sun, bright colors, the sun, summers at Chatauqua, the sun, her children and grand children, and the sun.
Amma passed away in September 2010 after her battle with skin cancer (did I mention that she loved the sun?)  She was diagnosed Dana Farber Cancer Institute, after a year of being misdiagnosed by other doctors.  I am raising money for Dana Farber to help fund their search for a cure for cancer.
It is my goal to raise $500 for Dana Farber by race day (May 6th).  You can donate by visiting my fund raising page (http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/whitneyduprey/amma).  I am asking for a donation of $13 (as that is how many miles I will be attempting to run!).  However any and all donations are accepted and appreciated.  I plan on implementing other fund raising tactics, but this is all I have for now.  Please take the time to visit the site, donate, and share with your friends!
I think of Amma (and her husband Buckeye!) almost everyday.  I see her in everything.  My co-worker’s bright pink scarf.  The egg-in-the-hole I make for breakfast.  The hummingbird outside of my mother’s window.  The bunny in the garden.

Please consider donating!

Thank you for reading! xo Whitney

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