Today would have been my Aunt Sharon’s 60th birthday. Like my father, she also had Huntington’s Disease, and she passed away this March. I did not know her as well as I would have liked, due in large part to geography, but we did have one thing in common that I wish we’d had a chance to talk about – she was a runner. I think she would have liked that I am running the marathon for HDSA.
And with that said, I think it is a fitting tribute to Sharon that on her birthday I am able to announce that on this beautiful day, after I went outside and ran 18 miles in Central Park, I officially reached my fundraising goal. There have been so many generous people who have helped me get here, and I look forward to thanking them all personally while I try to decide what my new fundraising goal should be, but for right now I am going to take a small break and admire all that we have accomplished together.
Thanks for being a part of my team. All of the Houglands appreciate it.