Chicago Marathon 2019

I am running the 2019 Chicago Marathon in honor of my sister Rebecca who died of pancreatic cancer late last year. Rebecca’s death is incredibly sad, but her life is worth celebrating. Something else worth celebrating is that cancer deaths have declined 20 percent in the US since the early 1990s.

We have a long way to go but we are actually making progress.

The American Cancer Society supports research, treatment, prevention, and education efforts. Please help me to help them by donating to the ACS and together, we can finish the fight against cancer!

You can support my running of the 2019 Chicago Marathon for the American Cancer Society at this address: ( or by mail.

Less Cancer, More Birthdays. A call for donations.

There are many amazing charities worthy of your support — the American Cancer Society is one of them. I am raising money for the ACS again this year because I believe in their mission and I think they do a great job.
Cancer research is saving lives and making lives better every single day. My Chicago Marathon race will help save lives and I’m hoping you’ll support me in my efforts.More than 11 million Americans who have a history of cancer will celebrate another birthday this year. My uncle Ivan Sag died of cancer last year. Ivan was a powerful intellect, a leader in his academic field, a music lover and a party animal. We miss him.Please support me with a donation so that together, with the ACS, we can help save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

Last year I ran the Chicago Marathon in 3:44:48 and raised over $2,000 — please help me run even faster and do even more to support this great cause this year.

Every donation of $13.1 (50 cents per mile) or more entitles you to nominate one song* for my Marathon playlist. Try to think of something awesome, that I might not have considered. I will be listening and think of you during the race and during my many many miles of training runs.

You can donate by following this DONATIONS link.

Thanks for your support!

* Songs longer than 7 minutes and 30 seconds, songs featuring Katie Perry, country music, opera or that are otherwise unbearable will be included solely at the runner’s discretion.¬†


The Marathon Playlist so far:

  • Eye of the Tiger – Surviver
  • In The Air Tonight –¬†Phil Collins