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The 4th Marathon for Bouv - Seattle, June 21, 2014
Feb 15, 2014

In October of 2005, I lost a great friend to Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

 

I met Steve Bouvier in 7th grade. We were in all the same nerdy classes together. From teasing and taunting was born a great friendship, and I don't have many memories of growing up that don't include 'Bouv'. He was one of those friends you hang on to.

 

Steve battled cancer for over four years. When he first got sick, we were calmed by good statistics and cure rates - in that first year and a half or so, we thought he had it beat. Unfortunately, it was just the beginning of a really long battle. Bouv underwent bone marrow transplants, chemo, and a few new/experimental procedures. He married Jeanne in a little ceremony in his beloved Vermont. He got better and he got worse. We got the news that October that there would be no more treatments  and when we lost Bouv, he had just turned 29.

 

 

Between then and 2009, I ran three marathons with Team in Training, and raised over $20,000. As many of you know, my last three marathon efforts were thwarted by dreaded stress fractures. I don't do anything half-assed and managed to land myself with not one, not two, but *three* fractures across both legs. It left me discouraged and I stopped running except for the occasional loop in the park or along the boardwalk.

 

I went for a walk this morning, and maybe it was the ocean air that went to my head, but it’s time to get back to it.

 

Over the next 5 months, I will be training for the Seattle Rock n' Roll Marathon and between now and June 1st, it is my goal to surpass the amount of money I raised in my very first marathon and raise at least $10,500 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

 

I still contend that I am NOT a runner, and yet this is the fourth marathon I will run in Bouv's memory to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma society. Running does not come easily to me but having this cause and Bouv in my mind makes the miles pass a little more swiftly.

 

The mission of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Every donation is tax deductible, and much of the research into new procedures and treatments directly benefit curing all forms of cancer, not just blood cancers - so your donations really do make a difference in so many ways.

 

As usual I will be documenting my training at girlyoubetterrun.blogspot.com and facebook.com/RunRoxRun. Thank you so much for your support!

 

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Supporter Comments

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    "Thanks for doing this. You rock. "
     

    Jeremy Hunnewell

    Tue Jan 21 05:35:43 EST 2014

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    "You Rock Jen, Cancer Sucks... Bouv is surely looking down and keeping those legs strong for #4!"
     

    Anonymous

    Thu Jan 23 03:28:22 EST 2014

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    "Go Jen! Where there a will, there's a way."
     

    marvin st.onge

    Sat Feb 08 01:30:27 EST 2014

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    "I'll never understand running, but I get this. Best of luck!"
     

    Jason Woz

    Sat Feb 08 01:43:36 EST 2014

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    "Go, Jen!!!!!"
     

    melissa shiffman

    Sat Feb 08 07:18:04 EST 2014

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    "Tear it UP!!"
     

    robert egger

    Mon Feb 10 03:12:25 EST 2014

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    "I'm so proud of you girlfriend!"
     

    Fatima Elmi

    Sun Feb 16 03:50:11 EST 2014

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    "You can do it Jen! Be safe! "
     

    Michael St.Onge

    Sun Feb 16 05:47:05 EST 2014

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    "Jen- Run, run, run! Love- Kim (Kehrberger) & Adam Borchert"
     

    Kim & Adam Borchert

    Sun Feb 16 08:18:19 EST 2014

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    "much love, speedy."
     

    Alan

    Mon Feb 17 05:09:50 EST 2014

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    "It's Jen!"
     

    Phil Leif

    Tue Feb 25 10:54:36 EST 2014

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    "This is great--keep it up, Jen!"
     

    Steve Grossi

    Wed Feb 26 10:20:36 EST 2014

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    "#rungirlrun - Jamie "
     

    Jamie Falkowski

    Wed Feb 26 10:40:51 EST 2014

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    "Good Luck Jen Pat and George Kehrberger"
     

    Pat and George Kehrberger

    Thu Feb 27 09:10:23 EST 2014

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    "Yeah Jen! So glad you're doing this again. Loving all your inspiring running photos (and seeing many of my familiar old running haunts!) "
     

    Corbie and Sean Kiernan

    Sun Mar 16 09:33:30 EDT 2014

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    "Good luck Jen!! "
     

    Kristine Forsyth

    Mon Mar 17 09:55:31 EDT 2014

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    "Good luck Jenn, you've been killing it so far!! xo Jen"
     

    Jennifer Kenyon Pepin

    Sat May 03 11:27:22 EDT 2014

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    "another 26.2 for Bouv! "
     

    Abbi Miller

    Mon Jun 09 07:51:43 EDT 2014

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    "Good luck Jen! Tia, Michael, Bryn and Jill"
     

    Tia, Michael, Bryn and Jill Bouvier

    Fri Jun 13 09:55:20 EDT 2014

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    "Better late than never. See you in 2015..."
     

    William Dempsey

    Wed Jul 02 04:19:29 EDT 2014

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    "Jen, when I was 13, I lost my closest friend to leukemia. Bob fell ill just a week after I moved to another town, and was dead six weeks later. I never saw him ill. I went back to our town for the first time for his funeral. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has saved countless lives. Your dedication to your friend's memory gives me the opportunity to honor mine. Thank you!"
     

    Mark & Jill DiMassimo

    Tue Jan 21 02:01:26 EST 2014

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    "Good luck Jenny! xxkK"
     

    Kim Nguyen

    Mon Jan 20 11:28:19 EST 2014

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    "YOU FREAKING ROCK!!!!! Run, girl, RUN!"
     

    Jules Lamb

    Mon Jan 20 11:23:43 EST 2014

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    "Go get em running girl. Maybe I'll join you one of these days. "
     

    Christopher Casello

    Mon Jan 20 11:03:39 EST 2014

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    "We love you and are in awe!"
     

    Cousins John, Sarah, Jack & Naomi

    Fri Jun 20 09:23:09 EDT 2014

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    "Really amazing dedication and love Jen. You are strong."
     

    Victoria & Omino Gardezi

    Fri May 09 10:54:07 EDT 2014

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    "Best of luck on your run, it's a great cause!"
     

    Annie Shepard

    Sun Apr 27 07:59:47 EDT 2014

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    "Run JEN RUN!!!! <3 "
     

    Natalie Paul

    Tue Apr 15 05:21:58 EDT 2014

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    "Jen, TUSEN TAKK (1000 thanks) from Norway! I'm sending you Elsker (love) and klemmer(hugs) too! You are so inspiring- I hope your training days and race day are pain free and full of smiles! Love, jeanne"
     

    Jeanne Kehrberger Bouvier

    Mon Apr 14 02:31:48 EDT 2014

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    "Pick up the speed :) SO PROUD OF YOU. xo Kristin"
     

    Kristin Giroux

    Sun Apr 13 08:37:40 EDT 2014

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    "Best of luck Jen X"
     

    Lucy Cooper

    Sun Apr 13 08:13:54 EDT 2014

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    "Thanks Jen for your continued support in the efforts to stamp out these blood cancers. Hopefully, there will be more success rates for others going through their battles with all cancers. We are thankful that Steven had such wonderful friends! Godspeed! Jocelyn & Bill"
     

    Bill & Jocelyn Bouvier

    Tue Apr 01 09:32:45 EDT 2014

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    "You're an inspiration, Jen!"
     

    Lucas Jacobson

    Mon Mar 10 09:31:28 EDT 2014

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    "AMAZING JEN! YOU CAN DO IT!!"
     

    Andrea Ciraldo

    Fri Mar 07 12:19:57 EST 2014

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    "GO JEN GO! xoxoxoxox"
     

    Anonymous

    Wed Feb 26 10:00:45 EST 2014

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    "Hi5 Jen!"
     

    Crystal Ginn

    Tue Feb 18 05:19:45 EST 2014

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    "Good luck Jen!"
     

    Matthew Barth

    Fri Feb 14 05:06:36 EST 2014

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    "You go girl!"
     

    willa chalmers

    Mon Feb 10 12:12:26 EST 2014

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    "Go get 'em, G-rox. SO proud of you"
     

    Rebekah Morin

    Tue Jan 28 01:43:28 EST 2014

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    "Good luck . Love mom and dad "
     

    Mom and dad

    Sun Jan 26 02:36:36 EST 2014

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    "Go Jennygirl Go!! xoxo"
     

    Libby and Jeff Garnettt

    Thu Jun 05 03:41:50 EDT 2014

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    "You go, Jen! I am your biggest cheerleader. xoxo"
     

    Pooja Munshi

    Wed Feb 26 11:08:09 EST 2014

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $6,236.20 | Goal: $10,500.00
 
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My Thanks To

Jennifer Kenyon Pepin $250.00
Mark & Jill DiMassimo $250.00
Bill & Jocelyn Bouvier $200.00
Kristina & Jason Fields $150.00
Tia, Michael, Bryn and Ji... $100.00
Abbi Miller $100.00
Libby and Jeff Garnettt $100.00
Victoria & Omino Gardezi $100.00
Lucy Cooper $100.00
Marie Lyons $100.00
peder $100.00
Casey Oetgen $100.00
Pat and George Kehrberger $100.00
Alan $100.00
willa chalmers $100.00
Mom and dad $100.00
Jeremy Hunnewell $100.00
Cousins John, Sarah, Jack... $75.00
Kate Cunningham $75.00
Melissa Leman $75.00
Michael St.Onge $75.00
William Dempsey $50.00
Nicola Westermann $50.00
jayson barrons $50.00
Kim Kelly $50.00
Judy Nelson $50.00
Kristine Forsyth $50.00
Corbie and Sean Kiernan $50.00
Andrea Ciraldo $50.00
Ivan $50.00
Khairi Mdnor $50.00
Fatima Elmi $50.00
Pete Raho $50.00
Matthew Barth $50.00
robert egger $50.00
Jason Woz $50.00
marvin st.onge $50.00
Rebekah Morin $50.00
Jules Lamb $50.00
Christopher Casello $50.00
Annie Shepard $35.00
Natalie Paul $30.00
Tim Tunstall $26.20
Virginia Stewart $25.00
Kristin Giroux $25.00
Rachanee $25.00
Steve Grossi $25.00
Crystal Ginn $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Kim Nguyen $25.00
Jo D'Agostino  
Anna Grimm  
Leigh Avedisian  
Jeanne Kehrberger Bouvier  
The Labuskis  
Lucas Jacobson  
Pooja Munshi  
Nolan  
Jamie Falkowski  
Phil Leif  
Kim & Adam Borchert  
melissa shiffman  
Aaron & Lisa Lewis