Kathy Midkiff ran the Chicago marathon—her first—this past October in support of Inheritance of Hope (IoH). Her fundraising goal was to raise enough money to send an entire family on a Legacy Retreat®. Kathy’s daughter-in-law, Kerri Midkiff, was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2009, and since then Kathy has seen firsthand the difficulties that IoH families face.
Andrea Kent was not a runner until 2000, when her husband of 20 years died unexpectedly. She began to run in order to cope with her grief, and explains, “I didn’t know what to do, so I just started running.” Within a year, she ran her first marathon. Now, at age 59, she has completed ten marathons, numerous half-marathons, and a number of triathlons, racking up awards and accolades along the way.
Andrea’s next race is the Big Sur International Marathon in California on Sunday, April 30th.
5 Things You May Not Know About Our Assistant Events Director
1. Currently I live in Houghton, NY. My family has been here for three generations, and being back after spending most of high school and college here has been good. My grandfather is happy to have me back in town!
Almost 370 participants, over 100 volunteers, HUGE community support and God's smile ... the Inheritance of Hope 2013 Legacy Run 15K, 5K and Kids' 1/2 Mile Fun Run took place on April 27, 2013. Gathering at Brevard College, Brevard, NC, for festivities and the start and finish - it was a great time for all!
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.
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.
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!
The 2011 Marine Corps Marathon will be run on October 30th, 18 days from today. Team Inheritance of Hope is proud to be a 3rd Tier Charity Partner with the MCM (4th Tier being the highest partnership level possible.) Inheritance of Hope will be represented by runners from across the U.S. The excitement is building for this year's race...there's a lot of chatter happening...even President Barack Obama has something to say...