August 14, 2019 at 6:30 am #98973gavinModerator
Hi again all,
Please take a look at this as well if you can.Below are links sent from CBS TV from Austin, TX regarding the race John McDonald initiated for his late wife, Michelle. The race was Sat, Aug 10th in Taylor, TX. CBS gave generous coverage pre/post event and a local news anchor ran and placed in the race.
Here are links to the video that aired Saturday at 6pm!
Here's video from Saturday's Michelle's Hot Peeps Beat CC 5K in Taylor. The race benefits the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation (Bile Duct Cancer). Michelle McDonald was diagnosed with the disease in 2017 and lost her fight just 5 months later at the age of 47. It was hot and over 150 people – family, friends and community members – took part as Michelle's "Hot Peeps" to honor her memory. Lots of highlights for me: meeting an 80-year-old runner who says she does a 5K every weekend! (So inspired), meeting a fellow runner – Mike Elliott – who also just came back from an injury (we both took 2nd place in our respective age groups), hanging with my Team CBS Austin friends Chelsea Thompson (who was the first female!!) and Adela Uchida and chatting with several of Michelle's friends and family members who are committed to helping find a cure. Next year's race will be Saturday, August 8th, 2020! I'm planning to run it again – hope to see you there!
Posted by Chikage Windler – Meteorologist on Monday, August 12, 2019
ICYMI: VIDEO from Saturday's #MichellesHotPeeps5K to Beat CC (Bile Duct Cancer). Runners braved the heat to honor Michelle McDonald who lost her battle with cholangiocarcinoma in 2017. Team @cbsaustin's Chelsea Thompson, @adelauchida and I took part. https://t.co/YF1wPRrrqL pic.twitter.com/UClAdclzf0
— Chikage Windler WX (@ChikageWeather) August 13, 2019
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August is usually the one month I don’t run a race (because it’s so stinkin’ hot!) But when I heard about #MichellesHotPeeps5K to Beat CC (#cholangiocarcinoma AKA #bileductcancer)in Taylor, I wanted to run no matter how hot this peep would be! It was hot, a record crowd took part, and I loved meeting and chatting with family, friends and other runners who came out to remember Michelle McDonald and support finding a cure. Team @cbsaustin’s @chelseattv WON 🏆 the female division, @adelauchida rocked it with her new running shoes & I made good progress on my comeback from the broken toe in May. 2nd in my age group and sub-9 pace! Saturday’s race was great!! Save the date for next year – 8.8.20 will be the 3rd annual race at Murphy Park in #Taylor. This video aired Saturday at 6pm on #cbsaustin! #5K #running #lovetorun #runnersofinstagram #runatx #atxrunner #momswhorun #runningmom #instarunning #instarunner #marathoner #marathontraining #shortrunsfornow #summerrunning #runninglife #runforfun #austinrunner
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Great stuff and huge massive thanks to all!!
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