As part of the inaugural Columbus Marathon for the Cure team, Rachel, 56, has been busy getting in shape for the October 17th Columbus Marathon and Half-Marathon by walking several times a week and taking part in a Jazzercise class.
Rachel, a seven-year breast cancer survivor, is no stranger to participating in events for a good cause – she has participated in the Race for the Cure as well as Relay for Life events in the past. When she walks the half-marathon in October, it will be the longest race she has ever done.
“I participate in cancer fundraisers that support prevention, treatment and research programs, as I have had breast cancer and I have benefitted from the results of this research,” Rachel said.
Rachel is also motivated to take part in the Marathon for the Cure team by this year’s co-captain and her close friend, Dr. Patricia Stafford, but admits that she’s challenged by the time commitment needed to train.
“Training is not one of my passions, but it’s easier for me to be motivated if I walk with a friend as the time seems to pass more quickly,” Rachel said. “There are also some great incentives to sign up as part of the team, including prizes from local businesses.”
We’ll check back with Rachel later this summer to see how her training and fundraising is going.
If you’re interested in joining Rachel as part of the Columbus Marathon for the Cure team, please click here for more information.