My mom's husband, Jack Arnold, passed away on July 31, 2015 after complications related to a diagnosis of esophageal cancer. He will be missed dearly by our family and many others. He did so much to help our family and he was a loving companion to my mother.
Jack and my mom, Diane, came to watch me and my wife run our first marathon on October 4, 2009 (which also happens to be my mom's birthday). My mom is planning a trip back to Portland to watch me run in the half-marathon on October 4, 2015. I chose to do a charity entry in his honor and to help raise awareness about esophageal cancer.
I'm inspired by the work of SALGI ESOPHAGEAL CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION and wanted to support them by raising money as part of my participation in Portland Marathon 2015. Please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about SALGI ESOPHAGEAL CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!