Of course, I will not be able to participate in the Larry Kessler 5k on June 5th. I signed up for it about three weeks ago roughly. Kathy Power of the AIDS Action Committee sent out an e-mail to race participants regarding the fundraising that runners have made so far. Here is my response:
I won’t be able to run the race this year because I have an overuse injury and am on crutches right now. I’m going to try to make up the remainder of my goal myself with my own money–it isn’t much–rather than ask anyone to pledge. Supporting people with AIDS is such a good cause. I don’t know how long my injury will keep me laid up or what will “fix” it except resting it, but it will definitely heal, while AIDS is a degenerative illness that never heals and there is no cure–yet. But I know there is hope. In this, I have faith.