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February 28, 2013

Fighting for the Fighters at #TheDonna

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss

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 assisted with preparations for this […]

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Tags: 5334, Florida, marathon, MayoClinicFL, TheDonna


February 15, 2013

#TheDonna Series: 4 Divas and a Dude

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

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 cancer survivor, and her grandmother […]

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Tags: 5250, 5334, Events, Florida, marathon, MayoClinicFL, TheDonna, TheDonnaSeries


February 5, 2013

#TheDonna Series: For Mothers and Others

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

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 by the disease and Mayo […]

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Tags: 2375, 5250, 5292, 5334, Events, Florida, marathon, MayoClinicFL, TheDonna, TheDonnaSeries


January 29, 2013

#TheDonna Series: A Certified Cheerer and First Aid Captain

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

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 success of the marathon. Shawn […]

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Tags: 5250, 5334, Events, Florida, marathon, MayoClinicFL, TheDonna, TheDonnaSeries


January 24, 2013

#TheDonna Series: Running for Aunt Donna

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

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 in Mayo Clinic’s Department of […]

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Tags: 1136, 2246, 2375, 5250, 5334, Events, Florida, marathon, MayoClinicFL, running, TheDonna, TheDonnaSeries


May 2, 2011

A Marathon of Another Kind: Kidney Dialysis for 13 Months

By Lynn Closway Lynn Closway

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 devoted wife to her husband, […]

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Tags: 3786, 5291, 5324, 5333, acute kidney failure, Arizona, blood clot, Depression, dialysis, diary, Heart & Heart Surgery, Kidney Exchange Program


March 14, 2011

Racing to find a cure for breast cancer

By Stacy Theobald Stacy Theobald

  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 starts and finishes on Mayo […]

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Tags: 5250, 5279, 5334, breast cancer, Dr. Edith Perez, marathon


March 7, 2011

One Mayo – Running for a Cure

By Nicole Engler Nicole Engler

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 that I came to realize […]

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Tags: 26.2 with Donna, breast cancer, marathon, Mayo Clinic, running


August 5, 2010

Wayzata High School Making Strides Against Cancer

By Mystery User

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 Clinic and the team wanted […]

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Tags: Cancer, marathon, Wayzata High School


February 24, 2010

Pink Memories

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

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 a.m. on Sunday, I wasn’t […]

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Tags: Cancer, marathon, Mayo Clinic in Florida


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