Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Team In Training

I've signed up to participate in my 1st 1/2 Marathon as a member of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society(LLS) Team in Training in October 2008. Which basically means for the next 5mths my body will never feel the same (constant pain)! My soreness is nothing compared to those who battle this cancer. I can do this !!

All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. Especially my family, we have suffered a significant loss due to this cancer. Pictured above is my Grandfather and his siblings which out of the 4 of them 3 of them battled Leukemia. We also lost my Great Grandfather due to Leukemia. I have a vested interest in this society to help find a cure for future generations and that is why I'm determined to help make a difference.

These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure! Please join me in this fight by contributing to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society , which is 100% tax deductible. I will do the physical part, but I ask for your support and encouragement in my endeavors. Every bit helps and will make a big difference!!

I know the economic situation is rough and gas prices are outrageous but if you're thinking of contributing to something this year, please consider me! And feel free to share the link with anyone who might be interested as well!

If you would like to donate please visit here: Jen's TNT for Grandpa

I'm actually joining my 1st group run tonight and meeting my coaches for the first time. I'm looking forward to meeting the coaches, however I'm a little nervous about the running. It's 3.5miles tonight and I haven't been running due to family circumstances. Please wish me luck. I'll keep you posted as I progress. Maybe have some photo's to share!


Carolyn King said...

Good for you---you ABSOLUTELY can do it. I ran a marathon for Crossing the Finish Line eight years ago (that is a foundation that sends couples or familys away for a dream vacation when one of the adults is battling a terminal disease) was sooo rewarding and I commend you on doing such an amazing thing.


We Six Nasons said...

I think that is a wonderful and noble endeavor. I wonder if they have a team in Vero Beach...hope that all of your aches and pains go away soon.