I will be running 8K (I know, right?!) on February 16, 2013 during the Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club walk/run here in Milwaukee at Underwood Parkway. If you are in town, please consider registering for this event with me. You can run or walk the 2-mile course or come help me stay upright for the full 8K (5 miles). Now, I’ve done these things before and paid my registration fee, then basically forgotten about the fundraising part because, well, I hate asking people for money (except maybe my parents) and you don’t have to do it. But these days, with technology connecting us in ways unimaginable a few decades ago, it is just too easy to tell everyone about the event and the good cause behind it – cardiac health and research – and it is also super easy for others to give with a few clicks of a mouse. All proceeds from this event will go directly to support cardiac research at the Medical College of Wisconsin. You can visit my fundraising page HERE.
The Cullen Run/Walk began 17 years ago in memory of former Milwaukee Alderman, Steve Cullen who died of a sudden heart attack at the age of 40. His father, at age 41, and two brothers, ages 53 and 51, also died from heart disease. My kids went to school with Dave and Julie Cullen’s two kids, Dave being the remaining brother of Steve. Heart disease has had a huge impact on his family, as stated above. His brother Steve was a marathon runner and in great shape, but suffered a heart attack after a race and died. So there is a personal connection here as well for me, but we all have a heart and will most likely have problems with it at some point in our lives, or at least be affected by the heart disease of someone near and dear to us, so consider if you can help with a donation to a cause that affects us all. Thanks.
Okay – onward to more photos of Milwaukee! 😉