Beautiful Napa Valley Marathon #50/52 - For Mike and Judi xo - Marathon Goddess

My facebook friend Amanda contacted me about one of her family members who passed away so young, Mike Aston. His friends and family say his laugh was infectious, one-of-kind, the best laugh ever. Mike was a man of many talents, but his best role was being a loving father and husband. Mike was blessed with his blushing bride Robin. They tied the knot in Aug. 2008 and their son Riley arrived soon after.Mike was diagnosed with terminal stage IV pancreatic cancer in April 2011 shortly after the birth of his second child,Myla. He fought through 3 stages of chemo before losing his battle. Mike passed away the day after his daughter Myla turned one, he was 38, Feb 2012. He left behind his beautiful Bride of 3.5years,Robin, Son Rielly (3) and Myla. Their family took to the pavement four days later and participated in the PAM’s run to help fight Pancreatic cancer. Go Amanda! For Mike and your entire family I will run my heart out today for you guys, imagining his positive spirit and laugh with me every step of the way. I will do all I can to stop this terrible disease for Mike and all those affected- With love xox Julie Screen Shot 2013-03-02 at 8.33.24 PM Mike, his wife and his two babies. This cancer has got to be stopped. Screen Shot 2013-03-02 at 8.37.54 PM Amanda ran for my dad at the Westlake village pancreatic cancer research walk. Thank you Amanda xoxo Kary Lawrence contacted me and asked me to run in memory of her mom, Judith Maiman. Judi was diagnosed in 1996 and died in 1999 of PC. She was the survivor speaker at the first Evening with the Stars before the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network was even an official charity, they raised the money for Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, where Judith had her whipple procedure in 1996. Kary ran the 2000 & 2001 Marine Corp. marathon in her mother’s memory for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Judi Maiman was one of their original passionate survivor volunteers who helped get everything started way back in the beginning – before PanCAN – when they were doing the very first An Evening with the Stars gala in 1998. She was then, and always will be, an amazing inspiration to her daughter and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.. Thank you Kary and Judi for all you do. Your spirit lives on and will be with me today while I run. xo
Beautiful Judith (Judi) Maiman :)

Beautiful Judith (Judi) Maiman 🙂

Off I go, for Judi, for Mike and all those affected, I run for you. We got this. xoxox Julie



1 Comment

  1. Kary Lawrence | 03/03/2013 at 6:28 AM

    Thank you for running for my mom! It warms my heart.