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Team Carissa

Team Carissa
From Carissa Helms

I am running for childhood cancer awareness in honor of my 6-yr old son Ethan who was diagnosed with leukemia in February 2017. My training partner, Elizabeth, and I have run the Houston Half Marathon since 2014 and since it falls in October (our birthday month) this is something we do to celebrate together.
When I found out my son was sick I thought I would have to take a break from running this year to concentrate on my family, but Elizabeth knew how important Running was to me and signed us up for this years’ race, an advanced birthday present.
I’m grateful for running friends that understand and support, and for the opportunity to run and celebrate my son’s life and all other children who are fighting.