What is better than running a marathon? Running a marathon with friends! We are honored and excited to have four close friends who will all be running for the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation on November 6. Today we introduce you to one member of this team-within-a-team, Anthony Gollan.
I am truly honoured to again be running with the Colon Cancer Challenge Team for 2016. 2016 will be my third CCCF New York Marathon and each year it gets more exciting and inspiring to be a part of the team. I originally joined CCCF to support a fellow running mate who had lost her father to the beast. Whilst that support continues and will never abate, each year I run in honour of family and friends that are confronted with the challenges of cancer, irrespective of where it may attack. This year I am running for my Dad and Haley.
It wasn’t until I became involved with the CCCF team that I became aware of my family medical history and colon cancer. I have lost aunts and uncles to it. As a result of heightened awareness, I now take control of my colon condition through diet and scans. I am a broken record with my friends, particularly the men, about them taking control of their colon condition and destiny.
Running with me this year are three of my closest mates, all running with CCCF. 2016 will see us tick the box on one of my marathon goals and be running with them all in the same year. We’ve had a couple of false starts over recent years with injury and other reasons preventing us from being in New York on the same weekend. We will succeed this year and I am looking forward to the healthy rivalry we have, and the brotherhood we treasure dearly.
Thanks must go to Luc Walter for his leadership, generosity, passion and hospitality that makes CCCF New York possible for us all.
Anthony will be traveling to NYC from Suzhou, China! We are so excited to have you and your friends joining us this year, Anthony!
Thanks to runners like Anthony and donors like Luc, we have now raised OVER $70,000 from our TCS New York City Marathon team. Click here to check out our team’s progress and make a donation today!