Wednesday, January 27

Ok here it goes

I have been needing to tell this story for some time now. I just haven't been able to really come up with the words that I want to use, so I have been putting it off. First off, Randy and I are training to run our first half marathon (13.1miles) on June 26th. Second, we are running with my second cousin, and a personal hero, Anna Mortensen. She has undertaken the goal of 50 marathons in 50 states. Her reason for running is to earn money for the Susan Mortensen Turley Foundation. This foundation was set up in memory of my late cousin Susan who passed away at the age of 25 from colon cancer. Her death was beyond shocking and heart breaking to me. Even though it has been over a year, I still think of her often. Here is a brief description of Susan's foundation... "In memory of Susan and as an extension of her loving nature, those who love her have formed the Susan Mortensen Turley Foundation, dedicated to the support of young adult cancer patients and their families. All funds that are donated to this non-profit foundation will be granted to organizations to be used specifically to provide support, education and respite care for this unique group." More information can be found at Third, as we are running and training, we are working to raise money for this foundation. Our goal is to raise $1000 through donations to support our half marathon. Donations can be made starting Feb 1st at If you choose to donate, please put in the comments that it is for Randy and Sarah's run. All proceeds to benefit young cancer patients and their families. Fourth, the run we are running is the Seattle Rock n Roll marathon. So if anyone is planning on being in Seattle on the 26th of June, we would love to have your support. Fifth, my cousin is looking for at least 2 more runners for our team to run the full ot half marathon and to help raise funds for Susan's Foundation. Let us know if you are willing and want to join us.

We will be posting updates for our training both here and at Anna's blog ( For more information on the Seattle Rock n Roll Marathon, please go to

Additionally, the first event for the Susan Mortensen Turley Foundation will be held at the end of March.

Susan's Run

5k, 1 mile fun run, Kids Dash
Saturday, March 27, 2010 8am
Kiwanis Park- Tempe, Arizona

The entry form for this race can be found here You ca also register online through following the links on the foundations website. If I have the day off of work, Randy and I are going to be running the 5K.

Any support of any amount would be apprecitated! We will have a running total of the funds we have raised. Thank-you and lots of love!


anna said...

You guys are such a inspiration to me. I'm thrilled to have you on the Team!! :)

Leann said...

I found out about Susan almost a year after it happened, I couldn't believe it. She was the healthiest person I knew.
It is really cool to see how everyone is making such great things come from her experience!