2018 Akron Marathon Children's Champions
Thank you for visiting my Children's Champion page where I'm tracking my fundraising and training for the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon.
My name is Alysha, I am 27 years old and this will be my first time running a marathon. I am overjoyed that my first marathon will be for Akron Children's hospital. Although running 26.2 miles is tough, it is nothing compared to what these kids go through on a daily basis. After reading my friend Erik Ricci's story whom is a Children's Champion, it inspired me to raise money as well. I couldn't have picked a better marathon to run and I am thankful we have Akron Children's Hospital in our neighborhood!!!
Personally I have never spent time in Akron Children's hospital, but I have spent a fair amount of time in numerous hospitals in the midwest with my mother. So I know first hand how imporant nurses, doctors & hospital facilities are. My mother passed away in 2009 from a long battle with a lung disease called Alpha 1.. Doing something like running was never in the cards for her, let alone running 26 miles. Crossing that finish line on September 29th will not only be for all the kids at Akron Childrens, it will be for my mother as well.
Thank you for your donation! See you at the blue line!!
I’m fundraising as part of the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon and Team Relay. Funds raised through my online fundraising page will assist patients and their families at Akron Children’s Hospital.
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