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Run the 2012 ING NYC Marathon!

The New York Road Runner's have chosen Team IOH to be a part of the 2012 ING NYC Marathon charity program.  With the 5 spots awarded, the Team IOH goal is to raise at least $50,000 (each team member with a goal of $10,000), which will send 10 families on the NYC Legacy Retreat this November. One spot on the team is still available.

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Contact Lisa Duscio, lisa@inheritanceofhope.org, if you are interested in joining this inaugural Team IOH NYC Marathon team.  If you are a runner, you don't want to miss the opportunity to run this prestigious marathon on November 4th and support IOH families.  With just one spot left, you need to act fast.

"What's it like to run the NYC Full?"...

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Extreme Training

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Extreme Waterfall after Rain

It's that time of year to start thinking about a training plan for your summer or fall race.  Training for a race can often be extreme... like, going out on a 20 mile run on a Saturday morning ... or, swimming a mile and then jumping on your bike for a 10 mile sprint.  It's going through the extremes that helps you to enjoy the journey.  The extremes condition you so you can cover the distance with less pain.  Today I want to tell you about an extreme journey taken by my friend Angela Bailey...

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Running Inspiration

The NYC Half Marathon is coming up on March 18.  (We still have a few bibs left if you would like to join us!)  As a race approaches, I often ponder how important the runners are to our organization.  The funds raised by our runners are critical to sustaining and growing the Inheritance of Hope Legacy Retreats.  These retreats are one of the main outreaches of IOH, reaching families across the nation with hope and support for their journey facing a life-threatening diagnosis.

I was privileged to participate in this February's Disney Legacy Retreat that took place a couple weeks ago.  12 families attended - and lives were impacted and changed - in both families attending and volunteers serving.

2012 Disney Legacy Retreat Group Shot

2012 Disney Legacy Retreat Group Shot

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Run...Walk...Finish! A Team IOH runner's story

How many times have we gotten to a point in life where we feel we can't go any further?  Often, the way we make it through those times is through the help and encouragement of a friend.  In this blog, Lara Miller shares her experience about joining Team IOH for the Disney Marathon on January 8, 2012 - and the blessing of becoming friends and running with Nicole.

Lara and Nicole at mile 10, 2012 Disney Marathon

Lara and Nicole at mile 10, 2012 Disney Marathon

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A Family Fiesta!

The Spears' Family at the Team IOH Pasta Dinner

The Spears' Family at the Team IOH Pasta Dinner

Team IOH participated in the Disney Marathon Weekend last weekend in Orlando, FL.  Runners participated in the marathon, half-marathon, Goofy's challenge and the 5K.  Today, Kasandra Spears will tell us of her family's experience in participating in the Family Fiesta 5K - which took place Friday morning.  The Spears' participated in the 2010 NYC Legacy Retreat, and as you will read, wanted the opportunity to 'give back' to IOH.

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Disney Weekend 2012

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Team IOH will be represented in four of the five 2012 Disney Marathon weekend events coming up this weekend!  We are excited that an IOH family that attended the November 2010 NYC Legacy Retreat will be participating in the 5K!

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Christmas Joy

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I recently received an email that linked to an article called "50 Economic Numbers That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe".  The article was a slide show with captions covering how badly (even worse than we think) the economy is performing ranging from unemployment to debt to homelessness to foreclosures.  The article made me think about the cares of this world stealing our joy...

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A Thankful Heart

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I've been a member of the 2011 NYC Legacy Retreat Fans Group these past few days.  This group was set up in the IOH Community on the Inheritance of Hope website to follow the 'latest' as the Legacy Retreat unfolded.  Sixteen families from across the nation gathered in NYC to create family memories and build a community of support as they all had in common a parent diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.  As I watched the Retreat unfold since this past Sunday, I have had an overwhelming sense of thanksgiving...

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Thank You Veterans

The Marine Corps Marathon finishes with an incline for the last .2 miles of the 26.2 mile race, ending at the Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial) in Arlington.  The memorial depicts the 5 Marines and 1 U.S. Navy corpsman that raised the American flag using a pipe found in wreckage at the summit of Mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima, February 23, 1945.  The battle at Iwo Jima lasted 36 days with many casualities - 21,800 Japanese and 6,800 American lives were lost.  Many, many more American soldiers were injured.

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Team IOH at the 2011 MCM

Yea - Carolyn!

Yea - Carolyn!

Last weekend, Team IOH participated in the 2011 Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC.  Runners from 24 states and Canada joined forces to raise over $100,000 to support the mission of Inheritance of Hope!  Specifically, these donations will be used to fully fund the November 2011 Times Square Legacy Retreat that is happening in 2 weeks.  Here's a recap of the weekend...

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