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My Story…

This May, for the 10th consecutive year, I will be running the Cleveland Half Marathon as a proud member of the Sunflower Striders team in support of the Prayers From Maria Children's Glioma Cancer Foundation. And here's why... The fact of the matter is that pediatric cancer research in our country is woefully underfunded. Prayers from Maria, on whose board I proudly serve, is doing its part to change that narrative. To date, PFM has announced over $1 million in grants to fund the most meaningful and groundbreaking childhood brain cancer studies. Our marathon team, known as the Sunflower Striders, has raised over $160,000 by particpating in various events around the globe over the past 10 years. Participation in the Cleveland Marathon alone has raised over $110,000. But we are not done—far from it! We will continue our mission to raise research funds and awareness until there is a cure. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND SUPPORT! BIG LOVE AND THANKS!!!

Donate to help John raise money for Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon’s fundraising campaign.


Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
May 16 Maura Brozovic $27.68
May 16 Jeff Barlow $107.94
May 16 The Roehl’s $107.94
May 16 Renee Vincent Donation made in honor of our nephew, Jackson Kunze. $321.98
May 15 Kelly Stepnowsky Go John!!!!! We will be cheering for you from the east side!!! $54.43
May 15 Jen and Keir Kurinsky $54.43
May 15 Dana Eaton Go John!! Thanks for running for a great cause!! Undisclosed amount
May 15 Mike and Halle Good luck on your run. $54.43
May 15 Brian Peerless Go bengals $50.00
May 15 Sharp family $268.47