In Early December, I completed the 26.2 mile Honolulu Marathon in 3 hours and 54 minutes – raising $3,800 for AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA). APLA serves more than 11,000 clients with first-rate HIV/AIDS care and prevention programs and fights for smart, effective HIV-related public policy.

The training was difficult at times, and I was concerned that I may not be able to run due to an IT band injury. Yet, I was able to recover and place 114th in my age group. It was an experience I will never forget.

Janecek_22milePictured above is me from mile 22. I am running with my new Chicago friend, Lavender, who is an out service member in the US Navy and running to benefit AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC). Not only was I able to support APLA but also had the opportunity to reconnect with AFC (the organization that originally inspired this goal 6 years ago).

At the finish line
This post was written by Brett Janecek
Born and raised in Montana, Brett attended the University of Notre Dame where he studied Political Theory and graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in Theatre History and Cultural Criticism. He is currently an Associate Manager in HBO’s Office of Corporate Social Responsibility. Learn more about Brett.
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