That’s right; here is your chance to WIN over $1,000 in prizes — just by spreading the word about VCU Massey Cancer Center!

Remember this guy?

Brian Lamprecht, our top fundraiser for the 2014 Cancer Hater Challenge, continues to put cancer on the run with Team Still Easier Than Chemo as part of the Massey Challenge! Each month leading up to the culmination event — the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k on March 28, 2015 — Brian plans to take on a challenge that’s Still Easier Than Chemo.

For Brian’s November Challenge, he is running his second half marathon and his first ever full marathon in the same week in an effort to continue raising funds and awareness for Massey.

The Challenge starts Sunday, November 9 on the beautiful campus of Christopher Newport University at Flat-Out Events’ Virginia Running Festival Half Marathon and ends Saturday, November 15 at the Anthem Richmond Marathon.

That’s the hard part; YOU have the easy part! You have the chance to be entered to win one of the following prize packages listed below in one of two easy ways:

  1. Spread the Word: Receive ONE entry just for liking OR sharing this post on Facebook (receive TWO entries for liking AND sharing) Simply follow the link ->
  2. Support Life-Saving Cancer Research: For every $10 you donate to VCU Massey Cancer Center here you receive 100 entries.

Brain has already raised thousands to help end cancer and save lives. Let’s keep it going! GO, SHARE, DONATE!

Day 1 — Ferguson Center for the Arts Evening Out Package ($125 value):

Head to City Center in Newport News for dinner at Travinia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar ($50 gift certificates). Then, after dinner, experience a jewel of Newport News — Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts. Use your ticket vouchers ($75) to see Michael Bolton, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the Russian National Ballet, General Colin Powell, Mannheim Steamroller, the Jersey Boys, or a myriad of other performances. Afterward, enjoy a scenic walk around the beautiful campus of Christopher Newport University.

Day 2 — Ferguson Center for the Arts Evening Out PLUS Kiln Creek Golf Package ($575 value):

Enjoy a gift basket from Bonefish Grill in Newport News that includes restaurant certificates ($100 total value) AND a $75 ticket voucher to Ferguson Center for the Arts. In addition, you ALSO receive a one-month membership certificate to Kiln Creek Golf Club for you AND a friend. Each certificate entitles the bearer to a free golf lesson and waived green fees for one month ($400 value).

Day 3 — Colonial Heritage Golf Package ($200 value):

Winding your way from Newport News to Richmond requires a stop in scenic Williamsburg. Receive a gift certificate that covers greens fees for up to four at Colonial Heritage Golf Club ($140 value). Enjoy the delectable lunch selections at Food for Thought ($30 gift card) and the spend a little time with the gracious ladies from Serenity Spa ($25 gift certificate).

Day 4 — Carb Loading Package ($130 value):

The Thursday before race day is carb loading day, so get your carbs on with a gift certificate for a public tour for two with Richmond Brewery Tours ($130 value). Just be sure to hydrate!

Day 5 — Cinebistro Dinner, Movie, and Shopping Package ($125 value):

The day before race-day is for down time. Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere while dining at Cinebistro and taking in a show ($75 value). Then, after dinner, use your $50 gift card to walk around Stony Point Fashion Park Mall for a little shopping.

Many thanks to all our sponsors above for your donations and support!

I’ve done a bang up job of sabotaging quite a few of my long runs in preparation for this year’s Richmond Marathon:

  • Week 10’s 12-miler ended in me eating sidewalk.
  • DNF’ed Week 14’s 15-miler due to an overuse issue.
  • Then, the week before marathon training’s grand finale — the Big 2-0, I nearly break a toe.

During tear down for last week’s Cancer Hater Challenge, I had an unfortunate incident with an industrial floodlight — in that the stupid thing came down on my foot. My big toenail instantly turned black. The pain was so intense and continued for so long, I thought I had broken it — fortunately for me I had not!

It still took me a good four days before I was able to walk without hobbling though. I held my breath all last week; I didn’t know if I’d be able to run yesterday’s 20 (or how well), what that would mean for my performance on marathon day or if I would even make it to the start line.

Good news! It wasn’t pretty, but I finished! 20 miles DONE! Bonus: Of all the issues I had during my run, none of them were my toe!

Okay, after all this buildup I know y’all are wanting a visual. After all, who can resist eyeing others’ battle-wounds? Scroll if you dare!

Warning: The image you’re about to see may invoke the following reactions:

There you have it.

I’m just hoping the toenail hangs on till after the marathon.

For now, we taper.

WE DID IT! Not only did we surpass our goal, but together we raised an astounding $11,022 to help end cancer and save lives — and we had one helluva fun time doing it!

photo c/o Flat-Out Events

I can’t even begin to put into words the feel-good, cancer-hating 24 hours of AWESOME that was this past weekend, so here are just a few highlights from the event — and be sure to head over to the Still Easier Than Chemo Facebook page for LOTS more pictures!

THANK YOU! Thank you all for donating your time and generosity to make Point 2 Running Company’s 2nd annual 24-Hour Cancer Hater Challenge such a successful event!

Cancer Hater Pete Conrad stepped up in a big way in the fight against cancer by closing the gap to our $10,000 goal in just the first 12 hours of our treadmill-a-thon! Thank you for your donation; your generosity and determination to finish the fight was inspiring. You are our hero, friend!

photo c/o Point 2 Running Company

The Bald Cancer Hater returns! Brian Burk (who blogs at raised an amazing $1,625 AND made it onto our Most Miles Ran in One Hour Leaderboard with an impressive 8.25 miles. Great effort, Brian! But — and I’m using his own words here — “Old man could not catch the leader who is 15 years younger than me!”

So without further ado, here they are — your top male and female runners:

A special THANK YOU to our virtual Cancer Haters! We had runners from California, Minnesota — even as far as Oxford, England! — accept the Challenge to put cancer on the run.

Congratulations to our top fundraiser Brian Lamprecht, who raised more than $3,000 winning himself head-to-toe Brooks Running gear! That didn’t stop him from following through on his promise to shave his head and don a diaper! Brian gave his dad, who is currently undergoing treatment for esophageal cancer, a great show of support — and everyone else a good laugh!

P.S. Brian isn’t finished sticking it to cancer just yet; each month until the culmination of the Massey Challenge in March of next year, Brian plans to take on a personal challenge that is Still Easier Than Chemo. Follow his journey here.

Finally, Angela ran us out the final hour in memory of those cancer took too soon and in honor of those still fighting.

Thank you everyone for running, donating, watching, sharing, and playing with us — we had a blast! See you next year!

Psst! Didn’t get the chance to participate but would like to show your support for our Cancer Haters? Good news: You still have time to make a contribution! Head on over here to donate — 100 percent of every dollar goes directly to fund cancer research at VCU Massey Cancer Center.


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