Sunday, January 14th was the coldest day in the metropolitan Phoenix area if the past 17 years. It did not dampen the spirit of the runners assembled for the PF Chang’s Rock N Roll marathon. Temperatures at the start were approximately 27 degrees.
Two runners participated in the half marathon in support of Team ASPS and in loving memory of Matthew Scott Pinson. Danna Quinn, Matt’s mom, and Andreia Griego, a coworker and supporter, each completed the race. Andreia managed to finish in less than 2 hours, an excellent accomplishment. The race was an inspiration for not only the runners, running for many different causes and charities, but for the spectators as well, braving the cold to cheer on their family and friends.
It is a testament to Matt’s life that so many felt moved to contribute. I want to send my thanks to everyone. I am most appreciative of everyone’s support. Your generous donations helped to raise over $5,400. Thanks to those that supported Andreia and myself, to those that raised money in their own work places, from business partners, even at the race track. It is truly amazing what we can accomplish together.
Watch for details for next year’s event. Get out those running shoes and start training!
With hope that we find a cure,
Danna Quinn, mother of Matt