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Speaking at National Cancer Survivors Day

If you are Philly local, or want to be for a few hours, come check out what will be an amazing day of celebration. I’ll also be giving away a bunch of copies of my book Relentless Mettle; My Cancer, My Rules at this event. I’d also like to mention that the event organizers asked [...]
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2016 Philly Marathon and Half Marathon Weekend

Congrats to all marathon, half marathon, and 8k finishers in Philly this year. I can speak from personal experience the conditions for Saturday’s 13.1 were beautiful. I had a great run with my buddy Derek as we took in the sights and sounds of Philly and crossed the finish line with a robust “high-5”! It [...]
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You make time for the things that matter. I am extremely excited to take on a new venture this year. Beginning this fall I will start working with the incredibly caring and talented staff at The Community YMCA of Eastern Delaware County and their LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. This is a research based physical [...]
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Power Port Ready to Roll

I feel the same way today as I do the day before a big race. Introspective, edgy, nervous, but excited for race day. It seems odd to say that the day before chemo but, so be it. I’m ready to roll. On Friday I had my Power Port inserted on the right side of chest [...]
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First Descents Coming to NYC

First Descents offers young adult cancer survivors (ages 18–39) a free outdoor adventure experience and is excited to launch a new program FD intro (FDi) which is a shorter, more accessible adventure experience for young adults with cancer. These two-day programs are designed to make the FD experience available to young adult survivors who might [...]
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Why We Do It

I received the below email this morning from an old college friend after thanking her for her generous donation to my Man of the Year campaign. It's stories such as these that warm the heart and are proof that all of these fundraising efforts really do pay off in big ways.
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The Message

So, in my humble attempt to try to motivate or inspire Maryland's men's lacrosse team as their honorary team captain in yesterday's HEADstrong lacrosse tournament, I urged them to walk away with three things as a result of having met me...
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Brian Tells His Story

Brian Tells His Story ... In 2004, I was 39 years old and in the middle of a professional career as a public relations consultant when, during a routine physical, a massive tumor showed up on a chest X-Ray. A biopsy and scans indicated it was Stage IIIs Hogdkin's Lymphoma.
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Struggles & Conflicts

I have been in a slight funk since returning from an amazing Labor Day weekend at the shore. That’s the main reason that I have been a little quiet this week. I have also been feeling like something was just a little off in the universe and I haven’t quite been able to put my finger on it. I knew something would eventually jolt my writing motivation, but I had no idea it would take the shape it did.
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Living the Tri Life

Just a heads up for anyone who may be interested. I will be featured in a show called “Living the Tri Life” which is a show about all things triathlon in the city of Philadelphia. The show airs on Monday (Labor Day) 9/7/09 at 1:30 in the afternoon on 10NBC.
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