Hi All! Thanks for visiting my fundraising page! In honor of my kick-ass mother, Carrie Peterson. I'm running my first full marathon on Saturday, October 1st and would like to raise $5,000 towards the Colon Cancer Coalition. My mother was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in August of 2015. She had been having some symptoms, went in for a colonoscopy and that where they found a mass in her sigmoid colon. She underwent a bowel resection and they removed surrounding lymph nodes, which ended up being positive for cancer as well. So she then underwent intense chemotherapy, and in May of 2016 was officially cleared and in remission! She's been a huge advocate for colon cancer screening and an integral participant in the Get Your Rear in Gear 5k that is held in Hopkinton, NH. She's incredibly strong, compassionate, works in the healthcare field, and is the absolute best Nana to her 11 grandchildren. I have run 8 half marathons and thought that this would be a fantastic way to train and raise money for a great cause. I'll be posting along my journey and appreciate any and all support. Thank you so much!