A Welcome from our Event Founders Donna Deegan, Dr. Edith Perez and Jeff Galloway
It’s good to be together! I am thrilled to once again welcome you to Jacksonville and it’s beautiful beaches. In these last couple of years I’m not sure I’ve ever appreciated more the ability to get outside, breathe deep and move. The fact that we can finally do that with each other, cheered on by the best fans in racing, feels like the best kind of family reunion.
This is our 15th anniversary race, and for me, 15 years cancer free. I’m grateful to be sharing those special milestones with you. Whether you are physically here or running virtually, thank you for joining us in our mission to help cancer patients who need us, and further life saving research. Enjoy the weekend!
I hope this welcome message brings a smile to your face!
We have done something special by creating, supporting, and expanding these marathon weekend activities over the previous 15 years. The participation of founders, supporters, participants over the years continue to fuel my enthusiasm and happiness to invite your involvement now and moving forward. The benefits of The DONNA Foundation and the 26.2 with DONNA events have already touched thousands of people, hundreds of businesses, highlighted the reality and benefits of research to improve the understanding of cancer and how to develop new strategies for treatment, all added to improving access so that more persons can benefit from the progress made. Moreover, it is an honor and privilege to be engaged in activities to strengthen well being, friendships, community, and improving the visibility of Jacksonville locally, nationally, and internationally.
Let’s continue on this amazing journey, have fun taking care of your health, inviting friends and family to join the events, giving back to others, with warmth and smiles.
Dr. Edith Perez
Welcome to the 15th Anniversary DONNA Marathon Weekend!
Whether you are running/walking in person or virtually this weekend–THANKS! You are part of the team to finish breast cancer.
I’ve been to over 1000 events and have never felt the energy as that generated by the participants, supporters, and sponsors. We’re making a difference now. But the funds raised will improve health and life quality for future generations.
Enjoy the weekend!
Founder of Galloway Training