Meg McQuarrie in the Parks 1/2 Marathon to benefit the Elixir Fund

Posted at August 21, 2014 | By : | Categories : Events,News | Comments Off on Meg McQuarrie in the Parks 1/2 Marathon to benefit the Elixir Fund

On Sunday, September 14, 2014 our Executive Director Meg McQuarrie, will run the Parks 1/2 Marathon in Maryland.

From Meg McQuarrie: CapeCodWhen my brother Kevin was diagnosed with cancer, at first resistant to the idea of treatment, he made peace with it and then charted his own course. Rather than view it as a battle, he chose to live with cancer - and live he did! This was the inspiration behind the Elixir Fund and over the last 11 years I have had the pleasure of meeting many impacted by cancer- patients, caregivers, doctors, nurses, social workers - who have inspired me not only with their strength and courage, but with their grace and peace. _mg_1353I began running less than two years ago in hopes of participating in a 5K. It took at least a year before I stopped dreading putting my shoes on to head out for a run, but I like a challenge so I continued. After the 5K, I set a goal of running a 1/2 marathon and then I decided to do it as a fundraiser for the Elixir Fund. Now I am fueled by the spirt of the many wonderful people that I have met on my Elixir journey & hope to raise $5,000 to help support and further the tremendous programs we have developed. I would be honored if you would donate in support of my race. Any amount moves me one step closer to my goal and ALL donations are GREATLY appreciated.

~Thank you,



Race T-shirt

We have designed a special t-shirt for this event that Meg will wear during the race. On the front is the Elixir Fund logo and on the back listed are the names of some of the people -patients, caregivers, doctors, nurses, social workers- that have inspired Meg over the years

For a $50 donation, we will send you a race t-shirt as a thank you (include your shirt size in the memo at checkout)

For a $75 donation, we invite you to include the name of a friend or loved one on the t-shirt and we will send you a t-shirt, with their name included, as a thank you (include the name you would like on the shirt and your shirt size in the memo at checkout).

Our thanks to our sponsor Bubbled Wall.


Front of the race t-shirt with the Elixir Fund logo

We would be honored to include the name of your friend or loved one on the back of the race t-shirt.

Help Meg reach her goal of $5,000. Donate below:   

or by sending a check to: Elixir Fund PO Box 326 Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

Thank you to the generous donors: