I want to start off by saying thank you again to all who donated to the Rise Above It. I also want to thank all of the well wishers and supporters. Included below are names that were proudly represented during my run.
We were at the Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri. The race is limited to the first 150 registered runners. Trail races are very popular so the field filled up in two weeks in February.
The rain started about 5:15am and never did stop. The race started at 6:30am. I ran the race in 4:17 and came in 7th place overall for the marathon.
It was an amazing experience and I fell very blessed to be given this opportunity.
Thank You again for your support – Chris
Below is a list of Family and Friends who have been affected by Cancer and were represented on the day of the race:
- Albert Jaskiewicz (CJ)
- Charles Jaskiewicz (CJ)
- Grandma Miller (CJ)
- Jim Sparks (CJ)
- Bill Via (CJ)
- Shirley Davis (CJ)
- Jim Burgham (CJ)
- Polly Iannizzaro (Kristin Jaskiewicz)
- Carol White (Nick Paratore)
- LleanaMontanaro (Mike O' Connor)
- Richard Noble (Rick Noble)
- Colin O'Donoghue (Ryan O'Donoghue)
- Martha Rossi (Henry Hall)
- Alyson Rossi – Smith (Henry Hall)
- Gina Santangelo (Alexis Santangelo)
- Kelly Bloomingdale (Alexis Santangelo)
- Ruth Rex (Alexis Santangelo)
- Vince SantangeloSr (Alexis Santangelo)
- Valerie Santangelo-Golubic (Alexis Santangelo)
- Monica Westfall (Alexis Santangelo)
- William J. Rea (Adam Davis)
- Edith M. Rea (Adam Davis)
- Kathy Rea (Adam Davis)
- Gina Rea (Adam Davis)
- Karen Nicholas (Deryck Toles)
- John Toles Sr.(Deryck Toles)
- Bill Brocious (Dominic Spelich)
- Marj Warner (Steve Warner)
- Rose Wells (Cook Forest Friend)
- Fred Drummond (Joe Cassese)
Mark Twain National Forest, MO
May 15, 2010
Chris Jaskiewicz is 36 years old, married to Kristin and a father to Hayden, with another child coming in August. Sadly, Chris was never able to share this happiness with his father. In 2003, Chris's father passed away from a short battle with Leukemia. He was only 53 years old and did not realize he had cancer until it was too late. It was around that time the LIVESTRONG Foundation became important to Chris. Since then, Chris has supported LIVESTRONG and has changed his own personal habits including education, training and diet. Chris has lost 43 pounds since 2003. He did not want my father's passing to come in vain.
Chris learned of Rise Above It (RAI) when meeting Ryan O'Donoghue on a flight from Denver to Cleveland. Chris had always considered running in a marathon. It was the combination of an invitation from a friend, Pat Perry, and meeting Ryan that prompted his training for the Berryman Marathon at the Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri on May 15, 2010. Chris is raising money for RAI with hopes of making a positive impact in the lives of young adults diagnosed with cancer, so that they may live to experience the joys of life with their families for many years to come.
Pledge your support for Chris!