Thursday, April 24, 2014



Too Inspired By What's Transpired.

This is Michelle.
Picture from facebook 

Michelle is a local runner (Tampa) who just completed her first marathon in February.  On March 14, 2014 she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The prescribed 42 days of chemotherapy and 33 radiation treatments started on April 16th. During the week between brain surgeries Michelle realized that there was only one way to face this challenge and it is the same way she has approached her life: with a positive and selfless attitude focused on using her experiences to help others.  Just one of the many ways she inspires and is a FIGHTER is by providing daily insights and inspirations throughout this journey @ 

Michelle is part of the running group I joined a few years ago when I was training for the NYC Marathon (the first time) .  The group of people I have met through this organization are remarkable.    Her husband Ryan created a Miles for Moffitt team for the Miles for Moffitt race here in Tampa on May 10th.  Anyone can join to show support for the fight and I encourage you to do so and if you can't, feel free to make a donation. They have banned together to try and make the largest group and raise the most amount of money as a team.  There are distances for everyone to join.  8k, 5k, and a fun 1 mile!!!  I already signed Behn up for this race because I committed to another team previously (#TeamJudy for Steph's Mom).  We are excited to do the 8k this year.  

They are also selling shirts, news channel 8 will be there featuring Michelle before the race.  Gaspars grotto in Ybor is sponsoring the after party.  (They pulled out all the stops)

Barre Fitness-Friday, May 2- all classes will be donations classes only IF you will BE the change! If you attend class this day and decide to donate a minimum of $20, your account will be credited a free class! Donations will go to Michelle Boyd DeJong John's location will donate 20% of total sales between 3-9 tomorrow, April 25 for the Miles For Moffitt team.  (Downtown Tampa)

Team Webpage to sign up here

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