I am running this marathon in memory of my wonderful mother Reisel Rivkah Deutscher. 8 months ago my mother was taken from us in a cruel and brutal way. The cancer took her away from us even before she was technically gone. My mother was an extremely spirited woman who loved life and enjoyed every minute. She did not take anything for granted. She loved her children and her grandchildren and her husband with tremendous gusto and made sure we all knew it and felt it. I decided to do this marathon in her honor to help raise money for others who are fighting this terrible illness. She was always trying to make others happy and nothing gave her greater joy than providing assistance to anyone in need. Please help me make her proud.