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Hi friends; for all those that know me, running has been a passion of mine for well over half my life. I just recovered 2 years after a torn hamstring only to get to a new injury called piriformis (look it up on google). I have finally been cleared for running again and channeling my energy and time to such a noteworthy cause: FIGHTING CANCER. I lost my brother, Barney, to brain cancer over 20+ years ago and my sister, Therese, to ovarian cancer 6+ years ago. Everyone knows someone that has been impacted by cancer: family, friends, neighbors and colleagues. Cancer sucks but there are new cures being found every day and research improves every day.

I am running the 2017 Chicago Marathon with Team Emma as Emma is a niece of my brother in-law, Tim Rose. Emma is a beautiful 4-year old who was diagnosed with a brain tumor a little over a year ago. Her parents are Annie and Bob Barz and I can’t even imagine the emotions they have endured throughout this battle. Emma has endured quite a bit...11 rounds of chemo, 5 weeks of radiation, countless hospital stays...but has remained a happy kid...and that's in large part due to the staff at Lurie's. If Emma can battle cancer, this old guy with piriformis can do another marathon.

Please make a difference in the lives of the more than 173,000 patients treated at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago each year. Support my efforts for the 2017 Lurie Children's Marathon Team by making a gift today. Every dollar raised means a brighter and healthier future for our children.

All donations are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged by Lurie Children’s Foundation.

Please donate if you can and send Emma your prayers and well wishes.

Thank you and God Bless!
Patrick "Pat, PJ, Pickles" Crosson



PS – I will also be running (or walking / crawling) this marathon honoring for my friends Leesa Drake, Patrick O’Connor & Jill Saraceno Franklin as each is going through their own personal battle with cancer which they will win and persevere!

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