I wish I didn’t have to put up posts like this. I wish I didn’t have to advertise benefits for myself or for others…but there are a lot of things I can wish for that I won’t get. So the best I can do is make the most of the circumstances and try to turn problematic situations into something more valuable to others. With that said, there are two benefits I want to bring to your attention.
The first is created by my friend, Melissa Neufell, who is currently thriving through a rare salivary gland cancer, going through radiation treatments post-surgery and doing her best to stay active through it all. She has a gofundme site that is raising money for the local (to Indianapolis) organization, WorkOut Cancer, which seeks to fund studies that measure the effects of physical activity on cancer remission. Please visit the following sites to learn more and contribute to the fundraiser.
The second is my own More Fire Run that I mentioned in a previous post. The More Fire Run event will raise money to help me stay on top of finances after my second surgery this August. The HIPEC surgery (affectionally called The Mother Of All Surgeries) is the hardest physical difficulty I’ve ever had to endure, completely wiping out my physical strength, but also making positive and inspired emotional moments hard to capture. I will be physically useless for a while and so these funds help me pay my mortgage, utilities, buy food and support my son. Some of the specifics for the event are described on the event page, but I’ll be posting updates here as the date nears. For more information and to register/donate for the run, please visit these pages: