Drinkards run to fund cancer research

first_imgLatest Stories Sponsored Content You Might Like Sikorsky motorcycle ride for CAC set for Saturday Motorcycle riders and car enthusiasts will be showing their softer sides on Saturday for the 4th Annual Sikorsky Motorcycle Ride… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 11:00 pm Thursday, September 20, 2012 By Jaine Treadwell “Actually, running in the half-marathon was Amy’s idea,” Drinkard said. “She heard about the American Cancer Society’s marathon and half-marathon meeting here in Birmingham and thought it was something we could do.”The Drinkards attended the meeting and, although they weren’t runners, they were both sold on the idea.“We didn’t think we could do the marathon but we knew that we could push our limits and run the half-marathon,” Drinkard said. “In June, we started the ACS training program with about 40 others. Some of them are, like us, running for someone they know, but there are those who are just running in support of the cause.”Drinkard said the runners have a trainer who sets up their training schedule. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The efforts of the couple are something more they can do for those they love.“We’re running for my dad and for my uncle, Bobby Drinkard, who was recently diagnosed with cancer,” Hawkins Drinkard said. “And, we’re running for all the others who are affected by this disease.”Hawkins said he and his wife weren’t runners, “until now.” Sometimes you can’t do enough for those you love.Hawkins Drinkard and his wife, Amy, wanted to do more for his dad, Jim Drinkard of Troy, who was diagnosed with cancer in March 2010. They found a way.On Nov. 3, Hawkins and Amy Drinkard will run in the American Cancer Society’s Rock ’n Roll Half-Marathon in Savannah, Georgia. All of the money raised will fund cancer research. “During the week, we do short runs with a ‘big’ run on Saturday,” he said. “The longest distance that we have run is eight miles. Whether or not we run a half-marathon distance before going to Savannah will be up to our trainer.”Drinkard said he and his wife are looking forward to the “really big run” on Nov. 3. That’s when all of the training will pay off.Each runner must raise $2,900 to enter the Rock ’n Roll Marathon/Half-Marathon.“One way to raise the money is to get sponsors,” Drinkard said. “Amy and I each have a Facebook page on the event website where people can donate to our run. We are asking that any donations be made half to my page and half to Amy’s.”To make a donation, visit determination.acsevents.org and click on Support an Athlete. Find Amy and Hawkins and click Donation. Supporters can also make a donation by mailing a check payable to American Cancer Society to Jeans Flowers at 1216 South Brundidge Street, Troy, AL, 36081.The Drinkards are looking forward to their first half-marathon and to the opportunity to raise funds for the fight against cancer, which is very personal to them.“About 20,000 runners are expected and, since this is our first race, Amy and I plan to run together,” Drinkard said.“We have made new friends through participation in the ACS trainingn program. We’ll definitely do this again. There’s another ACS marathon/half-marathon in New Orleans and that will be second opportunity for us to raise money for such a worthwhile cause.” Drinkards run to fund cancer research Email the author By Secrets Revealed Skip This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more