“Run like the wind, Jamie!” dad’s voice would bellow across Detweiller Park during cross-country season.
The phrase was given meaning for him by a developmentally delayed boy he coached on the soccer field who, despite physical and mental challenges, would joyously yell, “I’m going to run like the wind for you, Mr. Graves!”
To dad, this was a statement of having courage and showing heart – even in the face of overwhelming adversity. And it is with heart that I will be running in dad’s memory at the Chicago Marathon onSunday, October 12 to raise funds for the Kidney Cancer Association. This race is both a tribute to a man who fought to live as long as he could and a thank you to an organization that provided tremendous support during his seven-year battle.
I would be much obliged for any support you could provide in helping me reach my fundraising goal.
I also hope you will join the Graves Family Cheering Team on race day, as I’d love to hear a chorus of “Run like the wind, Jamie” throughout the course.
|Kerri Kulovitz||10/12/2014||$50.00||Way to go Jamie and Jon!! You are such an inspiration. Best of luck to you both although I know you won't need it!||Jim Conwell||10/10/2014||$50.00||When Jamie and Jon run by, the marathon suddenly becomes a fashion show.||Danielle Wheeler||10/09/2014||$15.00||GET IT JLG!! You're gonna CRUNCH IT! So proud of you! Thanks for always inspiring me and cheering me on! You're such an amazing friend! I miss and love your face! 10:30 AWESOME!!||Marissa Wright||10/09/2014||$50.00||Thank you Jamie for all your support this summer. You are a role model and a shining example for everyone you meet.||Anya Baron||10/07/2014||$25.00||Jaime, Thank you for your motivation and sparkle each and every Saturday. You are the best!||Adrienne Tucker||10/05/2014||$25.00||Jamie thanks so much for being such an inspiration as a group leader and a person!||Mosher Girls||10/04/2014||$100.00||Happy Birthday Week to sister #7.Here's to another year of health, happiness and lots more fun adventures!!!||Shannon Piatek||09/29/2014||$50.00||Run fast :)||Scott Ginsburg||09/27/2014||$50.00||Tara Abbott||09/23/2014||$25.00||Jamie - thanks for all of your inspiration!||Robert and Rebecca Patchak||09/23/2014||$25.00||Go, Jamie! Go! We are so proud of you.||Lauren Shoup||09/22/2014||$25.00||You are inspiring each and every week of training. Excited to cheer you, Jon, and the 10:30 awesomes on during the marathon!||Janelle Romano||09/22/2014||$15.00||Wonderful cause - you are an inspiration, Jamie! Thanks for making yesterday so great and fun for Kim and I!||Jann Kamp||09/19/2014||$100.00||Run Like the Wihnd!||Lois Wahrenburg||09/19/2014||$25.00||Run like the wind, Jaime||Jennifer Ludwick||09/18/2014||$250.00||because you rule in all ways, JLG!||Molly Fleck||09/14/2014||$20.00||Thanks for the motivation every Saturday!||David and Lynne Breed||09/02/2014||$50.00||Run like the wind.||Paige Lapen||08/18/2014||$25.00||Run like the wind, Jamie and Jon!||Heather Hanley||08/16/2014||$50.00||Way to go Jamie!!!||Vicki Cooley||08/15/2014||$50.00||Yay Jamie! Wish I could be in Chicago to see you "Run Like the Wind!"! So proud of you! I love your Dad and you too!||Anonymous Friend||08/02/2014||$370.00||Keep up the good work. Jas B would be proud.||Elizabeth Newman||08/01/2014||$50.00||Love you JLG!!||Molly Mosher||07/27/2014||$100.00||Thanks for a great weekend sister #7.||Sue Graves||07/26/2014||$100.00||Michael Karter||07/23/2014||$25.00||Run like the wind, Jamie!||Mary Jostad||07/20/2014||$50.00||Your Dad would be so proud of you. I know I am! Aunt Mary||Wendy Wiker||07/19/2014||$100.00||Go Jamie!||Jason Cencirulo||07/18/2014||$25.00||Vincent Giacabazi||07/16/2014||$25.00||My prayers for a successful race, Jaime!||Bill P. Bro||07/16/2014||$100.00||"Run like the wind..."||Ed Giampietro||07/16/2014||$100.00||Proud and honored to help.||Sarah Easley||07/15/2014||$20.00||You are a total inspiration to me and are making your dad very proud! Good luck JLG!||Cassie Hunnicutt||07/14/2014||$20.00||Run fast, my friend!||Brian Colgan||07/14/2014||$20.00||Thinking of the entire Graves family. Love you guys. - The Colgans.||Kristin Herndon||07/14/2014||$25.00||Mr. Graves would be so proud. Good Luck with the marathon - not that you need it. Xoxo||Luis Miramontes||07/14/2014||$20.00||hoping that every little bit helps...:)||Kate Kostal||07/13/2014||$20.00||Kelly Ziemkiewicz||07/13/2014||$25.00||I'll be out on the course with the cheer squad!||Bethany Cullen||07/13/2014||$35.00||Brian Ledebuhr||07/13/2014||$150.00||Thinking of you all today. Good luck with the race, Jamie! I'm sure you'll do great.||Jessica Oberholtzer||07/13/2014||$20.00||Patricia Jo Graves||07/13/2014||$600.00||Jamie, I love you. Your dad would be thrilled that you run this race in his memory :)|