As a runner and coach, I’m so happy to be part of the Gilda’s Club network. My company Physical Equilibrium has been coaching the Gilda’s Club Marathon team for 8 years now! We got involved so that we could support the teammates who were donating their time, fundraising, and sweat to raise awareness and provide support for people living with, or who have been affected by, cancer.
I personally have been touched by cancer. The list is not short: family, classmates, clients, friends, old and young. The work and support that Gilda’s Club provides is unparalleled. Doctors and nurses can only provide so much help. It’s the emotional support and having others to talk to and understand that creates the human bond and helps heal.
I love coaching the marathoners. Many on the team are 1st timers and it is an amazing goal to accomplish. Complete a 26.2 mile race! Just like going through cancer treatment, you need a lot of support to get through an endurance race like a marathon. The camaraderie of the team with the other runners, coaches and the staff at Gilda’s Club makes the team aspect fun and supportive.
I’ve had the opportunity to not only coach the runners but run on the team too. Knowing that you are training and running for such an amazing organization pushes you and gets you to the starting line on race day. The NYC Marathon is like no other race. Running over bridges with views of Manhattan and through the 5 boroughs is amazing! The energy of the runners and the spectators you will not find in any other race in the world. It goes on for the full 26.2 miles!
We would love to have you as part of our NYC Marathon team this year. You can join as a runner, support crew, fundraiser, or sponsor. Your donation helps support and heal those living with or touched by cancer.
- Sara Dimmick – 2010 Gilda’s Club NYC Marathon Team; 2009-2016 #TEAMGILDA Coach