Jennifer (Netting) Marden
I love the challenge of running any races, whether it be a 5K, 10K, 10 miler, or half marathon. I also love supporting the BSNCF.
I grew up in Street, Maryland with Jenny Searing. Jenny and I were in school together for eight years and were great friends, even when we attended different colleges. Jenny and I would ride horses, play on the same softball team, and even served in student government together. Her laugh and smile would light up the room. It was a shock to all of us that she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at such a young age. We thought she would beat this horrible cancer, but God had other plans. Now, I remember my friend Jenny and honor cancer survivors (my mom is also a breast cancer survivor) through supporting this wonderful organization.
I don’t think it’s a coincidence that many times when I run I see a butterfly. Butterflies were Jenny’s favorite thing. The sight of a butterfly is a gift from Jenny. This gift keeps Jenny’s memory alive and motivates me to give back.
I now teach high school and have encouraged my FBLA/Interact Club to support the BSNCF by raising money and creating “Smile Kits.” Please join me in supporting the Barnett-Searing National Cancer Foundation through Team BSNCF and your generous donations.