This month I’ll be walking 100 miles in a bright shirt and bright shoes in hopes that my little 3-year-old friend with a brain tumor will have a bright future.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and I’m participating in the Million Mile Run, a month-long event sponsored by Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. My goal is to walk 100 miles during the month to raise awareness of childhood cancer and to support my friends whose son has cancer.
I bought the yellow Million Mile Run t-shirt as a tangible commitment to meeting my goal, and last week, I bought new sneakers too. My previous pair was almost four years old and actually had a hole in them, so I was overdue for an upgrade! It seems that most sneakers these days are neon, so I decided to embrace the trend and came home with the brightest pair of shoes I’ve ever owned.
Somehow I’ve already managed to put 25 miles on them this week in honor of little Luke. I’m using the MapMyRun app on my iPhone to track my distance, and I’ve been very impressed with the accuracy of the GPS. But the best part of using the app is that it’s linked with the Million Mile Run website, so my miles are automatically added to the Team Luke page every day.
It’s not too late to join! You can sign up as an individual or with an existing team. I wish there didn’t need to be a Team Luke, of course, but there is, and so I’m walking 100 miles to help fight childhood cancer.