SEATTLE - The cool, morning air might discourage most people from taking a run outdoors, but not the members of Team Cheryl. They are training every Saturday morning for the Nike Half Marathon on April 27 in Washington, D.C. to raise money and awareness for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.
They are the friends and widow of former Seattle City Council Member Cheryl Chow, who passed away on March 29, 2013. Just months before, Chow publicly came out as gay.
During their long relationship, Chow and her wife, Sarah Morningstar, ran marathons because it was the only public activity they could do together without raising suspicion.
Morningstar says Team Cheryl believes research will lead to the drugs to stop cancer someday.
"It wasn't enough this time to save her life, but it's going to save somebody else's and that's why I'm out here," she said.
Team Cheryl's goal is to raise $24,000 by April. Here's the link if you'd like to help.