Fort Lauderdale Marathon and Half Marathon
February 18, 2018
DDF’s Dream Team ran in the 2018 Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, February 18, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale. Event Co-Chairs Claudia Cusnir and Blake Starr and their committee led the team of 42 runners in an effort to raise awareness and research funding for stomach cancer. As a result, the Dream Team was able to secure $16,700 to help advance the mission. Prior to the run, the committee held a Kick-Off Party on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Duffy’s Sport Grill in Plantation. The night included delicious food, raffles, inspirational speeches, and bonding with fellow DDF runners. On the day of the marathon, DDF provided a runner’s dream atmosphere filled with the essentials for an optimal run experience: DDF t-shirts, fuel food, water, and complimentary massages. Volunteers from across the community supported the team by cheering them on with handmade inspirational posters and made sure they stayed hydrated by providing water at water stops. Many thanks to our sponsors, event Co-Chairs, Committee, and volunteers who helped make the event a great success!