One Ocean Resort & Spa is proud to once again sponsor 26.2 with Donna, The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer. The 26.2 with Donna Mission is to passionately produce world class events to raise funds for groundbreaking breast cancer research and empower women living with breast cancer. This year, 26.2 with Donna will be taking place on Feb. 17th at 7:30 a.m at ATP Tour Blvd. in Ponte Vedra Beach.
The 26.2 with Donna Mission began with Jacksonville native Donna Deegan, a three time breast cancer survivor who was initially diagnosed in 1989 and again in 2002 and 2007. After speaking with many women in the area who could not afford treatment, Deegan established the Donna Foundation, an organization that provides funding for women seeking breast cancer treatment in the Jacksonville area. An avid marathon runner, Donna started 26.2 with Donna, the only marathon in the country solely dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer. One hundred percent of marathon proceeds are donated to the Mayo Clinic, a not-for-profit medical practice and research group specializing in difficult cases, as well as to members of the Donna Foundation living with breast cancer.
Not a marathon runner? Rest assured, there are still plenty of ways for the community to participate in 26.2 with Donna. Runners and walkers of all paces are encouraged to come out the morning of the race, where a half marathon and marathon relay will also be offered. The course will be open for seven hours, and friends and loved ones of those participating are urged to come and cheer on the participants from the sidelines. Additionally, the 26.2 with Donna 5K & Family Fun Run will return on Feb. 16th, to be held in conjunction with the 6th Annual 26.2 with Donna. Runners will enjoy a timed warm-up race along the St. John’s River and a one-mile run/walk Family Fun Run.
To register for the marathon or for other ways to get involved with the organization, please visit the event website www.breastcancermarathon.com/index.php
- 26.2 with DonnaFeb 17, 2013