T.E.A.L.® RUNNERS FOR THE 2019 UNITED AIRLINES NYC HALF: COLLEEN

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Learn more about Colleen, one of our runners on team Tell Every Amazing Lady® for the 2019 NYC Half Marathon!

I had no idea that Tell Every Amazing Lady even existed.

I became involved with this organization when I was searching for a charity for my husband to run the New York City United Airlines half. See I had made it into the United Airlines half on the lottery unfortunately my husband did not and since it is my 10-year anniversary this coming June 2019 I wanted to celebrate by running this race but I wanted to run with my husband also.

I knew the type of charity I wanted but I had no idea it existed. I fell upon this truly by accident and I am so grateful to have found this organization.

My goal for running the United Airlines half is 2:10.

The thing that I love the most about running for me is how I feel after I am done with my run. It has been a lifesaver for me in so very many ways more than I could ever tell you or explain here.

If I could change one thing related to ovarian cancer it would be that doctor’s would be more in tune with looking at signs and symptoms and asking questions.

I would like every single amazing woman out there to please speak up about anything that’s unusual that is happening to your body -no matter how silly or small it may seem and don’t stop until someone listens to you.

As I said in the beginning of my note this coming June 2019 will be my 10-year anniversary since being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. I still struggle with even saying the word as I cannot believe that I survived this awful disease. My doctor saved my life, truly and honestly saved my life. To every female out there suffering from this disease I want you to know that you are not alone.

 

 

On March 17th, Colleen will be running the 2019 United Airlines NYC Half as part of team Tell Every Amazing Lady®. Support her here: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/tell-every-amazing-lady-about-ovarian-cancer-foundation-nyc-half-2019/colleentully

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