Monday, March 10, 2008

Training is going...

Well….It's going. I'm feeling much stronger than when I first started running. I've been running in the rain, snow, and sleet and I can't wait for the warm weather to finally get here! And I'm definitely excited about where the next couple of months will take me, from a shuffler to a full fledged runner, (okay, maybe not full fledged runner, but a faster shuffler).

By the end of the month, I'm apparently supposed to be up to 10 miles. Umm…yes, that's correct, 10 miles! I do have great people around me that are making the pain worthwhile. I'm running along side cancer survivors and even those who are still in treatment. How incredible is that?!?! So far, it's been an inspirational journey that I am grateful to be on. I'm humbled helping such an amazing cause, knowing that I am part of an organization that is making great strides in cancer research and improving the quality of life for patients.

So far, I've been blown away by the number of people who have supported me through this challenge, both financially and personally.

Please help me reach my fundraising goal by making a donation of at least $35.00 to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. My fundraising goal for the marathon is $5,000 but I can only succeed with your support.

If you donate $100 or more, you will have a mile dedicated to you!!

All donations are 100% tax deductible.

Here is my website where you can donate and has other information:

**Spread the word**

With your help, I know that I will reach my goal. Thanks so much!


The More You Know - Leukemia
Leukemia is a malignant disease (cancer) of the bone marrow and blood. It is characterized by the uncontrolled accumulation of blood cells. Leukemia is divided into four categories: myelogenous or lymphocytic, each of which can be acute or chronic. The terms myelogenous or lymphocytic denote the cell type involved.

The relative five-year survival rate has more than tripled in the past 45 years for patients with leukemia. In 1960-63, when compared to a person without leukemia, a patient had a 14 percent chance of living five years. By 1975-77, the five year relative survival rate had jumped to 35 percent, and in 1996-2003 the overall relative survival rate was 50 percent. The relative survival rates differ by the age of the patient at diagnosis, gender, race and type of leukemia.

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