Catherine A. Buser

I've participated in a few ALA races over the years (Run the Rocks and Republic Stair Climb) for my mother. I've wondered each year when I'd write about her on the banner you'd provide if it will be my last event while she is alive...She passed away just last month from smoking related illness..COPD, CHF, Emphysema...and it robbed her of so much quality of life even while she was alive. She was 60. My brother and her mom, my Nana, miss her dearly. It'll be a mark of healing to run for her again and I hope it helps prevent some one else having a story like this to share as there are far too many. Thank you for what you do.