Get Your Rear in Gear - Raleigh 5K Run/Walk

A More Big Life

A More Big Life is back!  Are y'all ready to Do MORE and Live BIG? Start by joining our team as we continue to raise awareness about colon cancer!

For those of you new to A More Big LIfe, we have been running this race as "Team Marlee" since I was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer in August, 2011. In 2014, I met and became fast friends with Andrea Creekmore, a young mother and wife facing the same battle as I did. Although she fought fiercely, Andrea passed away on March 1, 2015. She is my inspiration for doing MORE and living BIG, thus Team A MORE BIG LIFE was born in 2016.

I personally have so much emotion wrapped up in this race - a desire to prevent this disease from affecting others, a way to honor, remember, and celebrate Andrea. It brings a lot of the people I love most in the world together. I'm reminded of how kind and generous and giving people are - friends and family, but also people I hardly know and complete strangers. It reminds me not to become complacent and to not take this life for granted. As my girls get older and participate in GYRIG every year along side me, I want them to see that there is good in the world. And that there is God in the world. So many of these families do this race in remembrance of a loved one and it is heartbreaking. Yet there is love and support, smiles and laughter. There are tears and ugly cries, hugs and helping hands. I see friendships being formed and human connections being made. It overwhelms me every year and I'm just so happy and thankful that I get to experience all of it. 

So please join us and be a part of it too!  Sign up to run, walk, be a virtual runner/walker, or make a donation to our team!

We're taking sponsors again this year - let me know if we can add your company name to the list!  Contact me for details (!


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If you prefer to mail your donation, download the GYRIG donation form by clicking here.

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