Sunday, April 19, 2009

In the books...

"Cody's Crew of Beach Bound Pirates" did great.. Here is a picture of the team and a quick note.

First off, I'd like to thank all of the great Masters that went the extra 50 miles to raise money and awareness to neuroblastoma and Cody's story. We had a very tough but wonderful time. We had the greatest group of people you could ask for.

From right to left in the back, ritchie26385(Ritch), Wolfgate(Richard), GettingOlder(Kirk), Tony Mollica,

Middle row right to left, Meka(Shannon), Tankini(Susanne), Geel(Karen), Geetah(Bill), MangoAK(Donna) and Deck Ape down if front.

We had an awesome time. Bill made the flag and that flag stayed moving the whole 24 hours. Toward the end of the race when it was dark and the trail was lonely it became spiritual. I spent much of my run talking to Cody. I know he was watching us and he is very proud of us. When the pain became unbearable for me I just thought of what Cody had went through and my pain seemed to disappear. I will write more later or tomorrow but I since I got home before the others I wanted to get this great picture out there.

Unfortunately Mango hurt her foot and was unable to go the distance she wanted but she represented very well and hope she mends quickly. As for the others, we all made 50 miles and some did more. Meka place 3rd in the women's group. Bill was holding back due to his trip in 3 weeks to represent the USA in Italy. But Bill holding back is 10 times better than the rest of us going full out. Thank you Bill. Also, Meka gave up her chance to run Boston to be with us. A double thank you... You guys are the greatest.

Thank you Bill for putting this together. Thank all of you team members for making the trip and sacrifice for such a great cause. I love you all.

So far we have raised over $1000 from this event. Thanks to this great group of people....


Cameron said...

That is amazingly wonderful! I am sure Cody heard every single word you said and I am sure he helped you get through the rough time and any pain you felt. You are blessed to have such wonderful friends. Continued thoughts and prayers.

Much love!

Samantha said...

Wow! Congratulations. What a great way to pay tribute to Cody. I bet he is so proud of his daddy.

Dottie O said...

I'm so glad you had a great time! I hope Mango's foot feels better soon. That's a great pic, too.


Trish said...


mommaof4wife2r said...

amazingly wonderful! i love the flag...and the endurance...awesome. love that more money was raised for neuroblastoma research, and honoring a great kiddo.

Anonymous said...

First of all, the picture is great. That must have been before you started running on Saturday. I know it was a little chilly out there first thing.

Second, Donna I hope you're foot heals soon.

I was glad to have been out there briefly to cheer you on. You all did an awesome job! What a team!

Mickey, I know Cody would have loved being there. With the dock and the lake and everything else. Cameron is right I know he heard you.

Always thinking of you all.

Susan and Jonathan

BIG MO said...

Since (of course I can't run ), I
can thank all your many friends for
helping you and Diane for Cody's
Crew to raise money for a very good
cause. I just know Cody was right there by your side running also. I
wish I could do more then wish you all well that all your efforts will
some day help other children in the very near future... God Bless
All Of you that help Cody's Crew in some way. Cody Loves you all..
Great picture !!! Thank You All..

Alisha said...

That is wonderful! That $1000 will go a long way!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic!!! Congrats to the team, on the successful run!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! So glad you posted the picture of many of my favorite running MASTERS! Cody will remain an inspiration to us all.
Tamara (Runlonger)