"With each mile, I think about members of our family and dear friends whose outcomes were not the same as mine. And I am invigorated by the progress that's made every day because of each runner and the people who support us."
"When someone you love is sick, you feel helpless. You can't make breathing tubes more comfortable, you can't make the pain medication not itch, and you don't have a cure. This is my way of making a difference."
"My father was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. I have dedicated to running and training for the TCS NYC Marathon while my dad is getting treatment. My parents and I own and operate a large auto repair station and he still comes in to work occasionally and refuses to let cancer beat him. I hope one day we can live free from this awful disease. Running the TCS New York City Marathon is my way of making a difference."
"Fred’s Team has helped me deal with the sadness, grief, and loss in my life by giving me a way to continue the fight against cancer, and to make Fred Lebow’s wish—to imagine a world without cancer—possible."
“I am running with the memory of my sister in every step, the fight for my uncle in every breath, and my heartbeat setting the pace—a time clock reminding me of what's inside and not what's out. I am running because I can. It's that simple.”