Paul began running in 2006 to raise money for cancer research while honoring the memory of his dad by completing one marathon. One step led to another and Paul continued to run with, raise money for and coach for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for several years in Illinois. During that time, Paul successfully coached over 100 runners to successful finish line crossings in marathons and half-marathons while they raised tens of thousands of dollars that went to finding better cancer treatments. Now living in Northern Virginia, Paul is an active member of Reston Runners currently serving as Treasurer on the board of directors.