With the memory and thoughts of esme propelling me forward, I will run in the 2009 Munich marathon Oct 11.¬† I run because I can.¬† While running, I honor all of the individuals I know that have not had the gift of health, time, and/or longevity.¬† Esme‚Äôs short life was lived fully and with an open heart.¬† I hope to learn from her warmth and openess. I am using the race as a platform to collect donations that will be formed into a scholarship fund at Miami University (my place of employment).¬† If I can raise $10,000, Miami will match that amount with an additional $5,000 and form an endowment.¬† Once an endowment is established, a scholarship can be given to a select student in the School of Fine Arts each year in memory of Esme.
P.S. This is my first marathon! I finally decided to attempt this long time goal with the help of esme.¬† No chance for failure now.¬† Please donate so that the monatary goal can be acomplished as well. Or‚Ä¶. put on your running shoes and join me in Munich!