Running For a Reason

raceIt’s been a long, long time since I ran in a 5K.   It was actually my senior year of high school when I was part of the cross country team.   I have ran off and on over the past several years, but something always comes up and causes me to quit.   Whether it was a kidney stone, ankle problems, my psoriasis, or just plain laziness, I seem to always find an excuse.  Well, I am officially out of excuses. I have signed up to run in the Susan G. Komen Lowcountry Race For the Cure in Charleston, South Carolina in October.

This will be a special day because I am running with several family members. My mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 35 and has been blessed to overcome this disease. She will be running the race as well, joining with my wife and my sister-in-law to raise money to help others in their fight against cancer. I will be running  with the team from Bambu, the restaurant in Mt. Pleasant where my brother-in-law serves as the executive chef.

Although this will be my first 5K in almost 20 years, I am excited about running for such a great cause. I don’t ask for much here on this blog, but I am asking that you consider making a tax-deductible donation to support breast cancer research.  You may donate online with your credit card by clicking the “Support” button at my personal race page. Your support helps us get another step closer to a world without breast cancer.


I am a former design engineer who now pastors Cornerstone Community Church in Galax, Virginia. I'm passionate about following Jesus and I love technology. I've been married to Jennifer for 28 years, and we have three adult children.

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