Monday, September 20, 2010

Running 26.2 miles in honor of my Mom and for the benefit of St. Jude

On Sunday, December 4, 2010, I will be running my second full marathon. This has become a tradition for me; I run as a St. Jude Hero in honor of my late mother Suzanne Burks, whose favorite charity was St. Jude Children's Research Hospital here in Memphis, Tennessee. I think if my mom were here to see this race, she would tell everyone that I won the marathon, no matter when I finished it. It is also important to me that this year, the December 4 race day would also have been her birthday. Any support for "Team Suzanne" would mean so much to me and to the kids receiving care at this amazing hospital here in my hometown. Looking back on my races up until now, I see that running has offered me clarity of mind along with the strength to reach any goal I set in life. If all of my blog followers give a little then we will hit our fundraising goal with no problem. Please join me in your support of St. Jude and help me honor Suzanne Burks this December as I prepare to best my 4:50 time at 2009's Chicago Marathon and complete this one with a goal of 4:30

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Thank you in advance for your help,

-Justin

3 comments:

Justin Fox Burks said...

Thank you Amy, Aaron, Rocco, Renee. and Alisa.

Bianca said...

You are a marathon superstar! I remember the other day — when we were at that National Night Out shoot in Whitehaven — when you told me what 26.2 stood for....I was thinking about that when I finished 2.35 miles running on the treadmill at the gym Saturday morning. I was so proud of myself, and then I thought, damn Justin can run like a million times more.

Nina said...

My thoughts are with you BoBo. When I feel better next year; I will run with you. But you better start training now. I'm down to fighting weight. Denny