TEAMHOPE provides an opportunity to participate in a variety of athletic events, while raising funds and awareness for the fight against pancreatic cancer. From beginners to seasoned athletes, TEAMHOPE provides a variety of options for every skill level.
This program allows runners and walkers from around the country to participate in the race of their choice. We will provide an official TEAMHOPE jersey.
Learn more about this opportunity at www.iamTEAMHOPE.org
For questions about TEAMHOPE®, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-272-6226
52 Marathons in 52 Weeks Spreads Awareness, Hope and Inspiration. Julie Weiss you are THE Marathon Goddess!
Julie Weiss began participating in marathons in 2008 cheered on by her father Maurice Weiss. In October 2010, Maurice was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and passed away just 6 weeks later. To pay tribute to her father, and raise money and awareness of pancreatic cancer, Julie committed to running 52 MARATHONS IN 52 WEEKS.
She is completing her herculean feat while working full-time as a bookkeeper and raising two children. “I leave work on a Friday, go run a marathon, and get back to work Monday morning.” Julie dedicates each race to a lost loved one or a current pancreatic cancer survivor. Often, she waits to cross finish lines holding hands with a survivor. “I want to show how strong the human spirit can be.”
Recognizing Weiss’ tremendous achievement, The Run Walk Ride Fundraising Council presented her with the Cash, Sweat & Tears Award at the council's annual conference in Atlanta. The award recognizes the passion of millions of people who take on physical challenges and raise money from friends, family and colleagues for important causes. Click here to learn more about Julie Weiss, the Marathon Goddess.
Julie has now raised over $171,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and generated thousands of media impressions. She plans to continue running for pancreatic cancer awareness. In fact, she plans to run 52 more marathons by 2020 to support the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s goal to double the pancreatic cancer survival rate by 2020. Thanks, Julie, WE GOT THIS!
14 Marathons in 13 Weeks
Running a marathon can be a life-changing experience. For Hideki Kinoshita, it is also about saving lives.
Hideki, a 30-year-old engineering consultant from New Jersey, is all too familiar with pancreatic cancer. “My Uncle died of pancreatic cancer and when my girlfriend’s mother died of the same disease just months after being diagnosed, I felt I needed to do something,” Hideki said. “This is my way of making a difference.” Hideki decided to use his passion for running to raise awareness and support for the disease in an extraordinary way. In November 2009, he completed his goal of running an amazing 14 marathons in 13 weeks. His efforts have raised over $10,000 to date, and his story, covered by several newspapers, has raised much awareness about the disease.
Whether it’s your first marathon, or your fourteenth, join the fight and train for a cause that will motivate you every step of the 26.2 miles.