I thought of the courage and strength that Francesco has shown throughout his treatment, and remembered the inspirational battle that my friend Joe fought when he was sick, and I knew that I had to take on this campaign for the both of them.
I've been thinking a lot about the "c-word" recently. The thing that took the life of a good family friend just last week. The disease that kills 1,500 Americans every day. And the reason I'm running the NYC Marathon this year.