Why I Run
After my finals last December, I found out that my dad had been diagnosed with stage 3 prostate cancer. I will never forget that feeling of my heart sinking into my chest. Thankfully his story has a happy ending though. One surgery and several weeks of hospital visits later, my dad is healthy and his cancer is in remission. Although, not everyone is as lucky. Unfortuanetly, my dad lost his father - Hans Mathias Hanssen, whom I am named after - to prostate cancer before I was even born.
This year, I am racing to celebrate my dad's sucess in his battle against cancer, to honor the memory of my grandfather and his name, and to remember all the other dads who may not have gotten a happy ending.
I am fundraising to provide much needed funds for research, support for prostate cancer patients, education and awareness, and to allow fathers and grandfathers to spend more time with their families.
Your support, whether it's volunteering or donating to the cause, is greatly appreciated.
As I cross the finish line of the upcoming ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk, you’ll feel proud knowing you helped save lives and keep families together.
Do it for the dads!
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