Six years ago I was sitting inside a hotel room when the wife called with awful news. Cindy Sherwin, the 33-year-old daughter of a family friend, had died suddenly of a brain aneurysm.
I couldn’t believe it. No one could. In the coming days, I actually wrote this piece for ESPN.com about Cindy, and her athletic career. The piece generated a huge response, and I’ve been heartened, through the years, to see her family continue her legacy with myriad charitable endeavors.
TeamCindy is a fundraising arm of The Brain Aneurysm Foundation, dedicated to promoting awareness and early detection of brain aneurysms. It enables athletes to participate in endurance sporting events to raise money for this cause. This year, for the first time, TeamCindy has been invited to participate in The Marine Corps Marathon on October 27. They have 20 slots available and are looking for runners. The fundraising minimum is $2000. If you’re interested, please contact Christine@bafound.org
It’s an incredibly worthy cause.