Brian Klick, a 2001 Widener graduate who earned a master’s of education from the university in 2005, is raising funds and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as a candidate in its annual Man of the Year campaign.
A two-time Academic All-American in cross country and track and field, Brian joined the Widener staff as an assistant coach in 2002. His family has a long history with Widener: his father, Fran, is a 1974 graduate, his sister Shannon a 2006 graduate, and his brother Kevin a 2008 graduate.
In the fall of 2004, Brian learned first hand what it means to battle blood cancer – he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Ultimately, he made a full recovery and has been in remission for seven years. He is planning to run the Boston Marathon – marking his tenth marathon – in April.