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Sprint for Life, April 30, 2010   1 comment

Joy and James, MD Anderson Sprint for Life, April 30, 2010 — Image by kenne

Eyes tell the story

runners finishing the run

near the finish line.

— kenne

Once A Runner, Always A Runner   5 comments

Sprimt for LifeSprint for Life, May 2010 — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The last time I ran in Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer Center “Sprint for Life” fundraiser was May 2014. I ran the 5k in 30 minutes, coming third in the over 70 age group. For now, I have given up running, replacing it with walking and hiking. Whether I start running again or not, running will always be in my blood. 

In case you are wondering, in the May 2010 run pictured above, I was 3rd in the 65-70 age group. Also, I no longer wear white crew socks!

— kenne

“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.”

— Dean Karnazes

Sprint for Life In Houston   1 comment

We were in Houston on the 7th of May to take part in The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Sprint for Life:

  • 2775 registrations – the most ever
  • $533,000 in revenue so far, surpassing our goal by $33,000
  • Registrations from 25 states
  • A record 92 ovarian cancer survivor registrations
  • 64 groups and 28 corporate teams

Images of the crowd before the run, James & Jill, Kenne

Sprint for Life   5 comments

Late yesterday, Joy and I drove down to the Medical Center where we would be staying the The Rotary House International hotel, which is a part of The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

We chose to do this rather than leave The Woodlands at 6:00 a.m. to participate in the Blanton-Davis Ovarian Research Program 13th Annual Sprint for Live. Since Jill, Greg and James were also staying there (Jill & Greg work for MD Anderson), we could have dinner with them.

As a volunteer, Greg was up early this morning helping to get the event ready for some 2,500 people. Jill and I were running a 5k on one of the many teams, and Joy would be watching James, who would later participate in the Tot Trot. During the awards, I was surprised to learn that I came in third in the 65-69 age group with a time of 29 minutes and 39 seconds, which was also the fastest time on our team. This year’s event help push the total funds raised for the Blanton-Davis Ovarian Research Program goal of $400,000. This morning was a happy time for a lot of runners, walkers, survivors and their families.

kenne

(photo set)

Posted May 1, 2010 by kenneturner in Family, Information, Life, Photography

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