Welcome to the 16th Running of the National Marathon and Half Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer. I love our theme “Destination DONNA” this year, celebrating DONNA Marathon Weekend as a beautiful destination race inviting both locals and visitors to the City of Jacksonville and The Beaches to celebrate breast cancer survivorship. This year we are also celebrating the 20th Anniversary of The DONNA Foundation, serving families living with breast cancer with a destination vision of a future without breast cancer.

As you prepare for your race, I want to remind you of a choice we all have every day. You can choose fear, or you can choose love. Tomorrow I promise there will be an abundance of love to choose from, so make the day count!

 “May I have the courage today

To live the life that I would love,

To postpone my dream no longer.

But do at last what I came here for

And waste my heart on fear no more.”

John O’Donohue

Good luck! I’ll be waiting for you in the finish line.
Director, The DONNA Foundation