Boston 2 Big Sur & 'Live Like Soy' shirt fundraiser

This year I'll be taking part in the Boston Marathon, and then 13 days later running the Big Sur marathon, these will be my 19th and 20th marathon! When I ran Boston in 2015 many of my friends wanted to be a part of it, so I had shirts made and donated the money to a charity for those impacted by the Boston 2013 bombings. I wasn't going to do this again, but many friends have been asking me, so I am so happy to have found the perfect way to raise some awareness about a terrible disease as I take on the Boston 2 Big Sur challenge. An amazing artist created the hand-sketched 26.2 image to symbolize the journey from Boston to Big Sur and remembering to 'Live Like Soy' - the bricks that make up the Boston streets, the swirls of ocean waves in Big Sur, and the sea turtle for Sawyer, plus many other details that can be seen. I'll be taking shirt orders if you'd like to order one; only the cost of printing and shipping will be taken out of the funds given to the Live Like Soy foundation, created by Sawyer's mom, Kelly, to raise money for pediatric cancer. I will have standard t-shirts for $22, mens and womens dri-fit for $28, and a womens long sleeve scoop neck for $30, all in a light grey color (plus $2 shipping if you're not in Sacramento area). Please email me at melrunner2@yahoo.com if you'd like to place an order. Below is a brief description of Sawyer and his battle with Burkitt's Lymphoma.....

Sawyer Rummelhart was an amazing little boy, also nicknamed Soy or Soytown. He loved the ocean, sea turtles, and living life to the fullest regardless of the circumstances - a concept now known as 'Live Like Soy.' While his 10 months battling cancer didn't define him, it certainly showcased the type of person Sawyer was....BRAVE at heart.

Soy's friends, family, and even strangers across the globe became Sawyer's Warriors. Many were drawn to him, it was hard not to be, with his magical smile, positive attitude, and will to survive through the worst of times. Soy and his family were very open about his fight with cancer, in order to help others truly understand the monster that is pediatric cancer. In doing so, many felt as if they knew Sawyer personally because of his amazing light.

Diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma April 2015 at the age of eight, entered hospice December 2015 and passing February 19, 2016. Forever nine.

Please email me at melrunner2@yahoo.com with the size and style of shirt you'd like, with an address for if I'll be shipping to you. Payments can be made my mailing a check or Paypal link is https://PayPal.me/aspiredrunning


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