2012 Bellin Run: "This one's for Grandma"
While most of the participants in the Bellin Run are there for the exercise or the competiton, But for one Green Bay Mom, Kimberly Biese, it's more than that. "Jacob (Kimberly's son) and I are running the Bellin this year for the Bellin Run cancer team summit fundraiser." Kimberly tells us. "My beautiful mother, their beautiful grandmother, and my dad's wife, was diagnosed on December 16th with lung cancer, stage 4 and by the time they found it, it had metastasized to her brain and her lungs."
Kimberly's mother died just six weeks after her diagnosis. This year's Bellin Run takes place four months and one day after her passing. "My mother loved life. She brought joy and beauty to everyone, everywhere she went." Kimberly remembers. "Because of this joy, because of her beauty, we decided to give back and we want to raise funds for the Bellin Cancer team."
Jacob beliieves that he will have plenty of company running alongside come race day on June 9th. "I think that it's going to feel like 20,000 grandmas running with me. They're all going to give me support and I know that I'm in good hands." Kimberly says the Bellin Cancer Team has been tremendous to her and her family, giving them not only medical information, but emotional support.
You can watch Kimberly and Jacob participate in the 36th annual Bellin Run on June 9th on MyNew32-WACY-TV starting at 9:00 in the morning.