by Tim Troglen, reporter
March 16, 2011
As a journalist I'm not always able to cover stories with happy endings.
A lot of subjects I've covered deal with crime, death or the major destruction of property. At times it affects me. That's who I am.
Conversely, when I cover the proverbial "feel good" story with people attaining milestones or helping others make a positive impact on the lives of community members, it also affects me. Sometimes it downright thrills me.
That happened recently as I covered a story dealing with seven friends who are trying to raise $20,000 to help fight cancer.
The friends -- Lori Baylor, Margaret Brown, Lisa Edwards, Cindy Rocco, Nancy Martinez, Katie Morgan and Amy Moran -- make up the team Running with the Gnomies. All are Hudson residents except Brown, who lives in Cuyahoga Falls.
The women are part of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team In Training program and will compete in the June 5 Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon.
The group refers to themselves as "the running princesses," with Baylor, Edwards and Morgan designated as "warrior princesses" for fighting and surviving cancer.
I agree. They are warriors in my book.
As I interviewed the women, I was swept up in their enthusiasm for the cause and continuously smiled at the open candor and humor they used in dealing with topics such as surviving cancer, trying to stop the disease and past events they've entered.
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