CRSS Race for Hope Profile: Bill Marinello, Runner

“Most people run a race to see who is the fastest.Bill Marinello_Hannaford


I run a race to see who has the most guts…. Steve Prefontaine

Name: Bill Marinello

CRSS Race for Hope participant since: The Beginning! (2009)

1) What is your connection to the Capital region? I am proud to say that I was born and raised in Albany, NY and have been fortunate to remain in the Capital District raise my family.

2) Who or what is the inspiration behind your participation? A friend of mine lost his teenage son to a brain tumor. He is my inspiration for participating in this event.

3) What song gets you moving on race day? “Where are we running” Lenny Kravitz

4) Any advice for a new CRSS Race for Hope participant? Stay Hydrated and have fun!

5) You turn the last corner and the finish line is in view, the best reward you could find waiting for you is the enthusiastic crowd of supporters cheering me to the finish line.

Editor’s note: The Capital Region Special Surgery Race for Hope thanks Bill and his wonderful employer, Hannaford Supermarkets who donate all the healthy and delicious pre-post race refreshments.  Hannaford also brought an impressive TEAM HANNAFORD to the course last year and will be doing so again for 2012 ! 



About CRSS Race for Hope

Since 2009, the Capital Region Special Surgery Race for Hope events have raised over $200,000, of which all monies have been dedicated to fundraising, since overhead costs are underwritten by Capital Region Special Surgery. This year's 5K will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The major goal of the Capital Region Special Surgery – Race for Hope Fund, in partnership with the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, is to make grants to not-for-profit organizations/programs serving uninsured and underinsured patients who are experiencing a financial hardship related to a brain, head, or neck cancer diagnosis in the Capital Region (Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington counties). Thus far, these proceeds have been allocated to the following local 501c3 organizations: Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, Inc. C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital, Ellis Hospital Foundation, Inc., Saratoga Hospital—Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center, and patient services at St. Peter’s Cancer Care Center.
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