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“No Rest for The Wicked Fast”

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Bryon Patten and I’m going to be running in the 2017 Boston Marathon for Dana-Farber this April. Please help me to kick cancer to the curb.

Running the Boston Marathon has been a lifelong dream of mine, but due to lack of training time, injuries and just life responsibilities, it has always evaded me. Then I got the call that Dana-Farber had an open spot on their roster, and I just jumped at the chance, even though the big race was only a little over a month away. Time to train!

Everyone has a reason why there are running and although I can think of many people that have been effected from cancer, I have 2 losses that have effected me personally.

Ellie Breslin was my grandmother who was taken from us in early 2001. She lived right down the street from me as I was growing up and helped raise me into the person I am today. I always hoped she’d be front and center at some of my biggest moments in my life such as my wedding, the birth of my child, but she was taken from us way too early in life. She was the mother of 6 children and was the cornerstone to our wicked huge family.

The other person, I’d like to run in honor for this run is Laurie Farrell, who lost her battle with cancer just a few months ago just before getting the chance to meet her twin Grandchildren. For the short time that I got to know Laurie, she never let the disease effect her outlook on life. Many times, I’ve even forgot that she even had cancer because she was always very positive and full of life. After finding out that I would be one of her grandchildren’s Godfather, I knew that this was something I had to do in her memory.

“No Rest for the Wicked Fast” has a double meaning. 1st is that I only have about a month to train for a 26.2 mile race and to reach my fundraising goal of $7,000 towards cancer research. And the 2nd is that cancer doesn’t rest so neither should we as people until we find a cure.

The doctors and scientists rely on funding from events like this for the resources to concour and important task. All and all they are the true heros and are saving lives on a daily level. I‘m just doing my part and I’m asking others to do theirs.

Thank you for your support! Together we’re heading toward the ultimate finish line: A world without cancer.

Bryon Patten

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