Alexander J. Crawford, beloved son of Paula and Kent Crawford, is a courageous,
honest, and compassionate individual that possesses countless traits desired
and envied by many. Hailing from sunny Newport Beach, California, Alexander
has seized, embraced, and commanded the reigns of individuality, creativity,
and uniqueness from the day of his conception. Shunning the consistent and
never ending pressures of conformity and normalness, Alex utilized his eccentric
characteristics to blossom into a prolific writer, brilliant scholar, excelling musician
and a kindhearted man that would do anything and everything for those around
him. The characteristics of Alex’s everyday demeanor have gained him several
companions, compadres, homies and have dubbed him, in the many peer and social
group he belongs to, as quite the ladies man. He is well respected, with talents
and dexterities sought after by voluminous amounts of people that interact with
him daily. Life hasn’t always been so kind to Alex, either, as he has experienced
great adversity and hardship throughout eras of his life. In 2002, he boldly
and bravely began to run competitively, despite being heavier than some of his
counterparts. Through hard work, dedication, desire, and a willingness to achieve
greatness, Alex quickly became one of the paramount runners of the area; earning
him, not only supreme fitness, but also the confidence in himself to succeed. It
has been a privilege and honor to watch Alex grow as a person, friend, partner,
writer, musician, athlete and human being. Day in and day out, Alex exemplifies a
picturesque role model, not only for his peers, colleagues and associates to follow,
but also for his little brother, Benjamin, to shadow as well.
Hey Alex, as someone who is active with the Cal sports scene here in the B/R community, I wanted to share this story with you in the hopes that you could maybe share it with your readers and followers.
Kelcey Harrison is running 3,500 miles from New York to San Francisco in memory of her friend Jill Costello, the inspirational UC Berkeley rower who led her team to a Pac-10 gold and NCAA silver medal while undergoing treatment for lung cancer.
I hope you can help publicize this remarkable charity run.