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What inspired you to run for the NPF?

I am running the Marine Corps Marathon in honor of my mom, Joan Birsic Dawson, who died from Pancreatic Cancer. Also in honor and support of the thousands of other individuals and families that have been affected by pancreatic diseases. I am excited to be running this race alongside my sister Jenny.

Favorite place to run? Or your happy place?

I love running the trails at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee where I attended college.

Favorite race and why?

My favorite race to date is the Boston Marathon. The crowd support is amazing, people are cheering for you 100% of the way!

Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?

Sri Lanka!

You can have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life, what is it?

Ice cream. My all-time favorite is Brr-Kee’s Ice Cream in Pittsburgh, PA.

What’s your favorite thing to do for fun?

I love to bake.

Have you ever completed anything on your “bucket list” OR Name one thing on your “bucket list”?

One thing on my “bucket list” is to visit every continent in the world!

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