On April 19 and 20, 12 Googlers and their fabulous drivers, Evan and Francois, formed the Google-BeatSarcoma team and competed in a 199 miles relay from Calistoga to Santa Cruz. Nat Criou, Carla Swiryn, Parker Lewis, Sarah Peterson, Lee Anne Grant, Hayley Lambert, Megan Serow, Debbie Leight, Lilly Wolfson, Christina Chiou, Katie Mason and Megan O'Connor ran to raise awareness of sarcoma.
The relay was for the benefit of Organs'r'us. In addition to supporting this so worthy cause, the team raised hundreds of dollars for BeatSarcoma.
Despite a hunt for running uniforms, a never-ending wait at the van rental place, cold nights, confusing directions and sore muscles, everyone supported each other working as a closely-knit team and turned the event into an unforgettable weekend. After 16 gallons of water, 15 Gatorade bottles, 30 packets of GU and energy blocks, 48 Ibuprofen, 2 hours of sleep and many other power items, the team crossed the finish line in 30 hours 01 min. Congratulations!
Sarcoma is both little known by the general public and little understood by the medical community. Research will address the latter. YOU can make a huge difference on the former with this kind of small and easy touch. So if you are participating in a sporting or social event, think about team names, clothing or signs that can intrigue people and remind them of sarcoma. And if you need ideas or any kind of materials, don't hesitate to email us.
Just another leg on our race toward a cure!