With less than a month to go to the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon, our athletes have logged hundreds of training miles and raised tens of thousands of dollars. Members of Team Colon Cancer Challenge hail from all corners of the U.S. and the globe, from Australia to Hong Kong. But they will all be in one place (well, technically, five boroughs) on November 6!
Today, we introduce you to one of our NYC locals, Sara Sullivan, who will be running in honor of her father. Here is Sara’s story.
I am about to turn 30 years old and have been running consistently for about the last five years. I have participated in three half marathons and this will be my first marathon. I decided I wanted to run the 2016 TCS NYC Marathon about a year ago as I thought it would be a cool thing to accomplish shortly after my 30th birthday.
Team Colon Cancer Challenge member Sara Sullivan

Team Colon Cancer Challenge member Sara Sullivan

 This past November, my father was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, and I immediately knew I wanted to run the marathon in honor of him. I began to look for colon cancer charities to run for which is how I found this organization. My dad has completed two rounds of chemo and radiation, and recently had surgery to remove the tumors from his colon and from his liver. He still has a long road in front of him, but the doctors are optimistic that he will be triumphant in his battle against cancer. I’m running to honor him, as well as to raise money and awareness for the continued fight against cancer.
Click here to show your support for Sara and Team Colon Cancer Challenge!
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