What Are You Running For? I Run for Nikki

I run for a healthy and stress-free life, although I also run to support a cause. Come December 9, 2012, I run for both, but I will be supporting two causes, social and personal.

I will be running a half marathon (21k or 13 miles) at the 36th Milo Marathon Finals to help give a pair of shoes for children.  The other reason why I am running this time is for my 15-year-old niece Nikki who has leukemia.  It’s my personal initiative to raise funds for her treatment after I learned that my cousin, Nikki’s dad, was having difficulty finding funds for Nikki’s chemotherapy.


Nikki already received 4 cylces of chemotherapy and will be needing 2 more to complete the treatment.  As we all know, cancer treatment does not come cheap. Chemotherapy is quite expensive and to the average income earner, one treatment could be financially draining. So how much more for 6 cycles plus other medical expenses?

I am running to help treat my niece’s leukemia. What are you running for? I will run a mile for you in exchange for whatever amount you will give for Nikki. I am knocking on your door to help me raise funds for Nikki.  Help us fight cancer for Nikki.  Any amount will be appreciated greatly.  Thank you so much for your help and may God bless you more abundantly for your generosity and kindness.

About Penchie

I am a type 2 diabetic. I run to keep my blood sugars in good control in conjunction with diet and medical regimen. The running bug got me in 2010. Since I laced up my running shoes, I’ve been an on-road runner, albeit with several months of hiatus in the last 2 years. After almost 7 years of on-road racing, like any other runner, I want to take my running into another level by going off road. I would like to see myself doing ultra marathons, both on and off road, in the future. Running is my lifestyle. I am a runner and a diabetes warrior.
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