During the past couple of weeks, I’ve been thinking a lot about THE day. I miss Alexander so much and it makes me sad to think about it, but I can’t seem to turn off the thoughts.
Though I’ve been feeling sad and weepy, I’ve also been thinking about ways we can continue to grow Alexander’s scholarship fund and provide financial support to the SUDC program. We’ve decided to do a memorial run next year. The tentative date is October 30, 2010. In addition to raising funds, the run will be a great way to raise awareness of SUDC.
I’ve participated as a runner and a volunteer but have never organized a run. Dan and I met with friends last night who have been race directors to discuss what’s involved. Between their notes and the binder I received from the SUDC program, I think I have a wealth of information. We’ve already had a few friends to volunteer to help and for that we’re very grateful. It’s going to be a long year of planning but hopefully, a wonderful tribute to Alexander. Aside from all the other benefits I mentioned, planning the run will give me something to focus on besides my pain, sadness and grief.
Look for more info on Alexander’s Run in the coming months.