NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Many of the runners in this weekend’s St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon and ½ Marathon are racing for a cause.
That’s certainly true of Rebecca Mason. She’s dedicating her half-marathon run to her friend Bob Goodrich.
Mason, a breast cancer survivor herself, decided to run this year’s race after Goodrich was diagnosed last year with leukemia.
“Standing on the sidelines watching him go through it is very difficult,” said Mason. “So I just felt like I wanted to do something for him.”
Along the way, Mason is raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
She’s already raised nearly $4,000 to support cancer patients and research.
“It’s overwhelming,” said Goodrich. “You need all the morale boosters you can get when you’re going through this. And this has been a big one.”
Mason is part of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training, which has prepared 500 teammates for the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and ½ marathon.
Together, the group has raised $400,000.