Team Phillips / Wagner Accepted in NYC Marathon

Got this in from my great friend Cliff Phillips. Cliff and I have been a great team in the past. Now we’re teaming up for a different cause. If you can help us that we would appreciate it. your support will go for a great cause.

Team Phillips / Wagner Accepted in NYC Marathon

March 25th is just around the corner for the ING Georgia Marathon/Half Marathon.

Ok, first things first. I spoke with Scott Wagner yesterday and he’s doing great. The chemo is going good and hopefully he’ll be done by the summer. Any of you that know my history with Scott know that he and I have been known as a pretty good team at times in the past, now we just have a different cause. Please continue to pray for Scott, Lori, Josh, and Austin. If the cancer isn’t enough reason a wedding this year is. Stay strong Scott, because of this God will keep using you in ways you’ve never imagined.

Second! I’m pleased to announce that we have been officially accepted to run as a proud member of the Livestrong Army in support of the Lance Armstrong Foundation in The New York City Marathon in November. I say we because this is, has been, and will continue to be a team effort. You may have noticed that my financial goal significantly increased this week due to the good news. For those of you that have already contributed, I would ask that you please send the link from this page on to at least 5 other people that have an interest in helping us to fight cancer.

It’s been absolutely amazing to see friends, current and former co-workers, and family all come together over this cause since we started it just about a month and a half ago. I almost cried this week, I’m getting more sensitive in my old age, when I saw a donation from a long time friend from the music industry who made a donation in honor of his mother and Scott. Many of us remember that time and I feel blessed that we have an outlet to help us fight this terrible disease.


Okay, since I’ve last updated, I arrived back from Mexico with a severe high ankle sprain inflicted by a nice Argentinian masseuse named Ramon that stretched the ligaments in my ankle a little to far during a sport massage after my long run in Cancun. I’m sure the flight back the next day didn’t help much either. It certainly has thrown a wrench into my training over the last week but I was able to crank out my 11 mile run last Saturday. I’m continuing to ice it daily and it’s coming along ok. It’s probably at about 70% but I’m hoping to be closer to 90% by the time I line up for the race. I wish we were running tomorrow. I feel ready, except for the ankle, and March 25 can’t get here fast enough. One upside is that I’ve been able to drop the extra 3 pounds that I’ve been fighting to get off. I’m now at 185. My perfect weight. No more weight and no less weight.

Next week’s update should be fun. I hope to be covering the very important topic of what’s on my IPOD for the race.

Stay tuned!!!

Fins Up and Livestrong!!!!

Cliff Phillips

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— Scott

We can only LIVESTRONG if we’re GODSTRONG.

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Good Week

Just wanted to give everyone an update on my progress. We’re approaching the halfway point with my treatment schedule. Next Tuesday (March 20) will be the mid-way point. The new treatments are going well. Whatever the new “cocktail” they’ve mixed for me appears to be working well. I am feeling great. I appear to be getting stronger every day and I’m actually gaining some weight back.

The only issue we’ve had is that my last blood work showed that my white cell count dropped substantially. It wasn’t low enough to interrupt my treatment schedule so my oncologist is not alarmed. However, it concerned me because it was the first big drop.

I appreciate all the emails and notes that keep coming my way. I am constantly amazed at how God is using this ride for his glory. I’m finding myself in conversations everyday where I get to share His story. In fact my whole family is having the same experience. We’re currently going through a series at church on Romans 12. We’re all learning new meanings on being a “living sacrifice” and “one body” as we continue on this journey.

We serve an awesome God. I must admit I don’t understand the reason for the adventure however, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. I am learning so much on this adventure about me , about life. We as a family have been taking this opportunity to examine ourselves and look at what is truly important to us in this life we have. Oh how that has changed in the last 4 months. Instead of being completely wrapped up in my career, I’m looking for those opportunities to serve others. It really is amazing to see the responses of people when you say the word cancer. It really opens doors. The conversations get flowing.

I hope this update finds you all well. If you have any prayer requests please let us know as we will be sure to stand with you in prayer.

— Scott

We can only LIVESTRONG if we’re GODSTRONG.

If you can help with our fundraising for the ING Georgia Marathon on behalf on the Lance Armstrong Foundation please click below.

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