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When I first moved to Santa Cruz in Winter '98, I started asking around about massage therapists in town. Almost every bike racer I asked had the same answer- Amy Haberman. How could so many people be wrong, I thought? Well, they weren't! I have been working with Amy since then, and have only steadily improved my racing performances. Amy's thorough, professional, geniune care has made a huge difference for me.
Amy spreads her technical expertise far and wide, in coaching several successful running groups over the past few years. Her efforts to help other athletes achieve their dreams is a common theme in Amy's life, and she has a legion of adoring pupils to prove it.

Most recently though, Amy has been struck with some very serious health issues. You may read about it more thoroughly on this site, created just for Amy. As with any serious medical issues that have long lasting ramifications, finances, come into play. Amy has spent the better part of the last couple of decades selflessly helping others achieve lifelong dreams. Money can't buy all that she has done for others. But money can often ease the burdens in times like these, for someone who is such an intricate part of our lives. Direct donations can be made. Time can be volunteered, services rendered, and fund raising events can be participated in. There are many ways to support one of our own. What's your favorite way?

Amy Update, October 13, 2007
On the one year anniversary (almost to the day) of being released from the UCLA Medical Center following her first surgery, Amy ran the entire 26.2 miles of the Twin Cities Marathon course, stopping only to hydrate at each water stop along the way. The unseasonably warm weather (85˚ - 87% humidity) caused 3,000 people to drop out. Much national news exposure was made on the same day at the Chicago Marathon where the 88˚ temperature (and one casualty) caused racing officials to shut down the race course early.
Amy ran a 4:38:05 marathon, finished 36th in her age group (out of 121), and was the 1123 woman finisher, 3421 overall out of the 16,000 that started the race.

Not a day went by that we all weren't awed by Amy's quiet courage, tenacity, grace and sense of resolve during her illness. With the "Lost Year" behind her now, Amy hopes to have a more "normal," and possibly less eventful year to come.
Thank you all for the love and support shown over this past year.

Note: the RunAmyRun.org site has been expired as a way to close this chapter in Amy's life.

A 20 year old Amy running the 4 x 800 at the 1974 U.S. National Track and Field Championships. Perfect form!

 
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Amy and Steve, on their porch at Union Ave., Santa Cruz.

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