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Marathons For Mom

My mom, Catherine Kresken, is a warrior.

On April 12, 2011, my mom was diagnosed with Stage IV Breast Cancer, I was in high school at the time. Like any family who has a family member living with cancer, the news came quickly and without reason. She didn’t deserve a life threating disease.

When the news of Cancer hit my mom’s ears, she immediately sought to do everything to beat it. My mom always says she is “living with cancer,” which shows her charisma, courage, and strong heart. So far she has beaten the statistics and I am so thankful.

My mom is the most genuine, generous, and caring woman I know. She works behind the scenes making sure everyone else’s lives are running smoothly. What really gets me about her is that she never, I mean never, asks for anything in return.

In these past six years, my mom has been able to see me graduate high school, graduate college, travel the world, and move away from home and start a big person job in NYC. While I am so fortunate that she has been here for my life defining moments, I am very thankful she has been here in the past six years to give me advice on life. My mom is a truly intuitive, creative, and caring soul that chooses to see the good in everything on this world. She taught me compassion and wisdom that I will carry with me for the rest of my days.

I can’t express enough how important of a role my mother has played in my life. She is my daily inspiration, my role model, my support, and most importantly my best friend. So if you are finally reading this now, mom… Thank you. Thank you so much for allowing me to enjoy every part of my life to the fullest. I love you, more.


As I stated above, this will be the sixth year in 2017 my mom has been living with Stage IV. To finally give her the inspiration she deserves, I will be completing 6 FULL marathons in the year of 2017!

Along the way I will be fundraising to support and spread awareness for Stage IV breast cancer and METAvivor.

My Mom and I would love the support from anyone who wants to support us on this year long journey!

Here is a list of the Marathons I will complete in 2017:

  1. St, Jude Rock N’ Roll Marathon - April 29th - Nashville, TN
  2. Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon – May 21st – Cleveland, OH
  3. Dirt Dash Marathon (Middleton Place Woodlands) - August 26th - Charleston, SC
  4. Twin Cities Marathon - October 1st - Minneapolis, MN
  5. NYC Marathon (Nov 5) or Marine Corp Marathon (Oct 22- D.C.)
  6. Kiawah Island Marathon - December 9th - Charleston (Kiawah), SC

For more information and to follow us on this journey please go to my website, and follow me on Facebook and Instagram.

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