By Carl Womack
Editor’s Note: Two years ago, Carl Womack was diagnosed with a rare form of abdominal cancer. Because of the excellent care he received from physicians and staff at UMGCC, he has committed himself to running the 2011 Maryland Half Marathon in support of the Cancer Center. Please visit his runner’s page for more information or to leave a donation.
What can I say? The excellent care that I received at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center (UMGCC) could very well be why I’m able to run in the 2011 Maryland Half Marathon on May 15.
You see, a little over two years ago, I was diagnosed with a very rare, malignant abdominal tumor. I underwent surgery and received all of my follow-up care at UMGCC. After my experience, I can’t say enough about how important it is that we continue to support UMGCC and all that they do. You just never know when someone near and dear to you will need the assistance of the center.
Because of the treatment and care I received at UMGCC, I’m now healthy and have been able to compete in multiple 10-milers, half marathons and even one full marathon since my surgery. I am committed to running the 2011 Maryland Half Marathon to benefit both current and future patients at UMGCC, and I hope that you will give me your support.