I am honored to be running the Boilermaker again this year as part of the Joseph Michael Chubbuck Foundation. My son Alec has joined the team as well; he and I will be raising money for this amazing foundation. It was set-up in memory of Joseph Michael Chubbuck for his courageous battle with such a horrible disease. After reading the Joey’s Story, I immediately knew that this was the organization that I wanted to be a part of. I was so touched and saddened that I wanted to do whatever I could to help.
This Foundation provides financial assistance to cancer patients and their families; it provides needed equipment to hospitals, Hospice, and cancer treatment centers. It also supports cancer research and advocates for patients and families in need of information and guidance. These services are extremely critical to patients and their families when living through the absolute nightmare that cancer is.
This Foundation and its many services are very near and dear to my heart. Over the years cancer has plagued my family as well. I lost my brother to cancer, he was a truly an amazing person and an inspiration to everyone he met. He had a way of putting a smile on everyone’s face even in the darkest moments. Two-years ago I lost my Mom to cancer; she lived a long wonderful life and was truly a fighter to the end. Never once did she complain but said things like “maybe if this is happening to me, then it won’t happen to someone else.” On a happier note my sister-in-law has courageously fought this terrible disease after battling it for a several years came out victorious, a true inspiration and proof that cancer can be defeated. She was very courageous during her battle and always maintained a positive optimistic attitude, which is not an easy thing to do. In keeping with the positive, this June will mark my 21-year anniversary of when I was diagnosed with cancer. I am very fortunate to be here and running on behalf of this amazing foundation to raise money to help others that are stricken with this horrible disease. It is a great honor to be a part of this team. All your donations stay local and any donation, no matter the amount is greatly appreciated. Thank you!