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Fighting for the Fighters at #TheDonna

Words can't begin to describe my feelings on that cold February morning as I watched thousands of people run through the start line at the sixth annual 26.2 with Donna: National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer. As an intern at Mayo Clinic in the Department of Public Affairs, I had [...]

Created by Jason Pratt

#TheDonna Series: 4 Divas and a Dude

The sixth annual 26.2 with Donna: The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer is less than two days away and many of the 10,000-plus participants are anything but seasoned athletes. Take Karol Rajos, a Mayo Clinic employee, who wanted to find a way to honor her Aunt Esther, a breast [...]

Created by Jason Pratt

#TheDonna Series: For Mothers and Others

While one would expect members of Mayo Clinic’s department of neurology to support community events, you’d probably assume it would be related to things like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s or Lou Gerhig’s disease (also known as ALS). But breast cancer? Indeed. It seems as if everyone knows someone who is affected [...]

Created by Jason Pratt

#TheDonna Series: A Certified Cheerer and First Aid Captain

Thousands are preparing to lace up their sneakers for the sixth annual 26.2 with Donna: The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer on Sunday, Feb. 17, and in doing so, supporting ongoing research at Mayo Clinic related to breast cancer. But it takes a lot of people to ensure the [...]

Created by Jason Pratt

#TheDonna Series: Running for Aunt Donna

Thousands are preparing to lace up their sneakers for the sixth annual 26.2 with Donna: The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer on Sunday, February 17, 2013, and in doing so, supporting ongoing research (PDF) at Mayo Clinic related to breast cancer. Ashley Crofton is one of them. Although she works [...]

Created by Jason Pratt

A Marathon of Another Kind: Kidney Dialysis for 13 Months

It was the summer of 2008, and Nichole Rushton was primed and ready to run 26.2 miles – a marathon – something she had accomplished with relative ease twice before. At age 28, she well could have invented the concept of “multitasking,” keeping physically active, raising two kids and being a [...]

Created by Lynn Closway

Racing to find a cure for breast cancer

  Every February, runners from around the country descend on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus to participate in the 26.2 with Donna — The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer. Named in honor of three-time breast cancer survivor Donna Deegan, a Jacksonville, Fla., television news anchor and Mayo patient, the marathon [...]

Created by Stacy Theobald

One Mayo – Running for a Cure

For the past four years, I’ve heard the buzz about the 26.2 with Donna: The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer. While I always felt it was a wonderful cause — with proceeds benefiting Mayo Clinic for breast cancer research — it wasn’t until I recently participated in the event [...]

Created by Nicole Engler

Wayzata High School Making Strides Against Cancer

This past June, the Wayzata High School Track team organized a fundraiser in support of the Mayo Clinic, and in particular to raise money for their work in cancer research. There are two fathers of runners on the team who have battled cancer and have been treated at the Mayo [...]

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Pink Memories

Whitney Len, Public Affairs intern at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida, shares her perspective on the breast cancer marathon. The highlight of my weekend? Crossing finish line of the 26.2 with Donna – The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer with a breast cancer survivor. As I awoke at 5:45 [...]

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"Overcoming" Paralysis

This submission came via email from P.J. Stietz, a Mayo Clinic employee: My husband and I just recently marked the sixth anniversary of the accident that paralyzed him. It was Mayo that came to his rescue, patched him up and got him ready to face the world again. We owe [...]

Created by Lee Aase

Breast Cancer Patient Runs Marathon on Diagnosis Anniversary to Inspire Others

Running a 26.2 mile marathon is a fulfilling experience for anyone. Doing so on the first anniversary of your breast cancer diagnosis makes it even more special. When 40-year old Kim Loving of St. Augustine, Florida learned she had estrogen positive HER-2 breast cancer on February 15, 2008, she realized [...]

Created by Paul Scotti

Olympic Runner Part of Mayo's Marathon History

Joan Benoit Samuelson was one of the 6,000 people who came to Jacksonville, Fla., on Feb. 15 to help find a cure for breast cancer. Samuelson, who won a gold medal at the Los Angeles Summer Olympics in 1984, the year that the women's marathon was introduced, joined racers from [...]

Created by Cynthia Nelson Weiss

Florida Campus Prepares for Marathon

  More than 7,000 runners are expected on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus Feb. 15 for the second annual 26.2 with Donna, the National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer. But it’s not just runners who must prepare for a race.   When the marathon and half-marathon kick off at 7:30 a.m. that [...]

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