Friday, May 23, 2008

Country Music Marathon - Set Your Calendars!

Nick's step-dad, Lee Brower, is an entrepreneurial coach with Strategic Coach out of Chicago and Salt Lake City. His groups have all been following Nick's journey and have been extraordinarily supportive. In fact, a few participants (Barry & Barbara Bumgarner & Phil Cavender) have proposed the following idea and formed it into a reality.

On Saturday, April 25th, 2009, the Country Music marathon and 1/2 marathon is being held in Nashville, Tennessee. (Please click on this link for more information - It is our intent to participate in this event in order to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer under the banner of "Nick's Warriors". We are inviting every single person we know.

Registration information (t-shirts, too!), charity selection, fund raising strategies, etc. will follow shortly. This posting is just to ask you to save the date. We have 11 months to train! To keep this in perspective, I would rather be slowly tortured and face death than consider running a marathon; I don't think I would even ride a bike for 26 miles let alone run 26 miles. My daughters whole-heartedly support this viewpoint. In reflection, Nick has faced death and endured torture so I guess it's time to suck it up and run. At least I will have Carly & Kelsey to whine with me.

Also, Nick and I are going to be visiting Optimum Health in San Diego for a week beginning June 1st. Basically, it is to detox his body of any remaining chemo so all the nutrition we are pumping into his body can be absorbed at "optimum" levels. Never in 1,000,000 years did I think Nick would take me up on my offer to go with him as a supportive mother. Dang it! We start off with a 3-day juice fast followed up with a vegan diet for the rest of the week. Let's not forget the colonics! Joy. I do believe my days of donuts and coffee are gone (or will be gone - I still have until May 31st...).

Next posting I'll include a current picture of Nick with HAIR!

Love Lori


Chris Ulvin said...

You Go Girl,
This running thing is catching on - Jessica is training for a 1/2 Marathon from Sonoma to Napa and our cousin Ann is a veteran marathon runner - in the heat of Texas no less. Stuart runs but would be lost without his full combat gear. It will be interesting to see who passes who in Nashville 2009. I'll keep score from the sidelines. Love, aunt Chris

Chris Ulvin said...

Dear Lori and Nick,
I'm thinking Nick needs to rename his blogspot - My Marathon With Cancer - as these three plus years into his war with cancer he is training everyone "to pray, to prepare, to persevere".
"I keep the Lord always before me; because He is my right hand, I shall not be moved". Psalm 16:8
May the Lord hear our prayers, prepare Nick's body to win his war with rhabdo, and strenghten his family to persevere in hope, faith and love. Amen.
Love, aunt Chris