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“Running for Love” is a fundraiser created for our father, Tom Prantil, who was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I will be running a 6 mile course around Coronado Island on June 5, 2010, pushing our dad in a wheelchair.

Dear Family and Friends,

A couple months ago, our dad, Tom, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It was quite a shock to us as Dad has always been a healthy, outgoing man. He has begun aggressive chemotherapy treatments in his fight for life. This fundraiser is to help with medication, treatment and medical costs not covered by insurance, as well as costs of living while my mother is taking medical leave to care for him.

As those of you who know him can attest, my father has always been a very generous, loving and honorable man. He taught junior high school for 38 years (God bless him), and always had more than enough love at the end of the day for his wife and four daughters (God bless him again!). He has been an active member of his church and community, including playing the organ at Sunday mass, as a child advocate with Voices for Children, and as a member of the 10 Gallon Club at the San Diego Blood bank. We have been blessed to have him in our lives for the past 69 years and we would like to have him here for as many more as possible.

Growing up, our dad was always there encouraging us to follow our dreams, pushing us to do our best and never give up. Now it is our turn to “push” him and support him during this fight for life.

We, his daughters, are asking for sponsors for our run around Coronado Island (one of his favorite places) with Dad in tow via wheelchair on June 5, 2010, three days before his 70th birthday. Any amount will be lovingly accepted. We hope this will ease the financial burden associated with this unexpected illness so that my mother and father can focus on the fight they have before them.

Thank you all so very much for being a part of our lives and for any support, financial or otherwise, you can share. God bless you and your families.

If you have any questions, please call Laura at (307)660-6838 or email

The Prantil Girls

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