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Jul 05, 2013 by Dana Greenfield

80% of success is showing up -Woody Allen


A month ago I reached out to you to help me raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society--I'm currently training for the Nike Women's Half Marathon with Team in Training (to take place in October). The response has been wonderful and you've helped me achieve 92% of my goal--I'm $1,648.10 towards my goal of $1800! Thank you all!


The training has been really fun and challenging. I've been doing my long runs on Saturdays--I currently do about 4-5 miles at a time, which is great progress from having been on the couch 2 months ago (never been a runner before)! The rest of the week I go to buddy runs on Tuesdays, track practice on Thursdays and I do cross training (yoga, spinning, weights) the rest of the time. Before every group run or practice we pause to recognize our honorees--members of the team who are in remission from blood cancer. When I (or my knees) feel frustrated, our honorees' experiences help me keep these tiny bumps in the road in perspective. I'm also humbled to run with teammates who are running in honor of loved-ones who've recently passed away. One of our superstar team members started to run to help grieve the loss of his sister to AML (she passed away this year). We carry each other through a process that has different meanings for every one of us. I always thought running was a very individualistic enterprise, but I've learned that with Team in Training it doesn't have to be. So I continue to show up and do the damn thing.


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Dana Greenfield's TNT Fundraising Effort
Jun 06, 2013



Hi everyone,


This summer I am challenging myself to do something I have never done before--willingly run for a reason!


I am currently training to run the Nike Women's Half Marathon in San Francisco in October 2013 as a member of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training. Like the other members of TNT, I will be raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. I am running in honor and memory of my grandfather, Sam Greenfield, who suffered from lymphoma.


For a few years now, I have sung with the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir cheering on Nike Marathon participants as they ran by. It's incredible to watch 20,000 runners, joggers, walkers, and strollers pass us at the 1 mile mark. Now I'm craving a new challenge, wanting to be a part of something bigger than myself, so I've decided to join the throng. Team in Training is helping me meet this personal challenge and supporting a good cause along the way.


Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training to help advance the research for cures and support patients and their families.



Thank you!

Dana

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Supporter Comments

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    "I could never run more than a mile at a time. Good luck, jeremy"
     

    jeremy Greenfield

    Mon May 06 04:43:12 EDT 2013

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    "Dearest wonderful Granddaughter Dana, You brought tears of both happiness and memories. Happiness - so pleased that you dedicated yourself to reach a personal goal and dedicating this in memory of Grandpa Sam. Tears since memory is what we have. We remember his strength and his stoicism in his triumphant struggle with lymphoma. He set a remarkable example for us all and we all miss him very much. Grandma Joan"
     

    joan greenfield

    Thu Jun 06 10:44:54 EDT 2013

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    "Go, Dana!"
     

    Julie Hui

    Wed Jun 05 11:35:56 EDT 2013

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    "RUN DANA, RUNNNNN."
     

    Rebecca Greenfield

    Sun Jun 16 12:30:17 EDT 2013

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    "Run Dana, Run!"
     

    Rylan Sekiguchi

    Fri Jul 05 05:52:16 EDT 2013

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    "You go gurl!"
     

    Holly Greenfield

    Mon Jun 10 02:39:59 EDT 2013

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    "Good luck!"
     

    Maya and Dan Payne

    Sun Jun 09 11:26:47 EDT 2013

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    "Dear Dana, Great causes - your health and cancer research for cures for Hodgkins Disease Lymphoma,Leukemia & etc. From a proud Grandma in appreciation of her remarkable & wonderful Granddaughter."
     

    joan greenfield

    Mon May 06 10:58:47 EDT 2013

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    "Dana, if anyone can do this, you can!!! Each had cancer, and Grandpa Sam had lymphoma, so this is important. Everyone should have a cause or two......."
     

    Linda Greenfield

    Mon May 06 07:21:34 EDT 2013

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    "You can do it!!!"
     

    Michael Coyle

    Thu Jun 13 10:06:22 EDT 2013

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    "Good luck!"
     

    Anonymous

    Fri Jun 28 06:59:36 EDT 2013

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    "Do the damn thing! "
     

    Ashlee Trueb

    Sat Jun 29 07:00:03 EDT 2013

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    "GO DANA! Imagine an army of SJT drumming behind you as your pace-setting soundtrack. Woohooo!"
     

    WiFiS

    Wed Jun 05 11:25:11 EDT 2013

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    "I "ran" a 5k a few years ago. I almost beat the guy with the three-legged dog. Good luck!"
     

    Jonah Mink

    Thu Jun 06 09:21:22 EDT 2013

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    "Enjoy the training and the race!"
     

    Michael Nelson

    Thu Jun 06 01:04:17 EDT 2013

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    "Good for you for expanding your personal world and "giving back" at the same time!"
     

    Laurie Spence and Dale Harrison

    Fri Jun 07 05:54:16 EDT 2013

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    "Finish Strong. Good luck. Much LOVE!! Inez and Louis"
     

    Inez Kuba-Solomon

    Fri Jun 07 07:12:38 EDT 2013

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    "Good luck!!"
     

    Hillel Coren

    Mon Jun 10 08:03:03 EDT 2013

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    "Go mija!!"
     

    Maryani Rasidjan

    Wed Jun 19 01:19:44 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,958.10 | Goal: $1,800.00
 
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My Thanks To

Dylan Solomon $250.00
WiFiS $150.00
Nicole Gothgen $100.00
Nina Yoshpe $100.00
Maya and Dan Payne $50.00
Inez Kuba-Solomon $50.00
Yurika Chiba $50.00
Daniella Partem $50.00
jeremy Greenfield $50.00
Anonymous $40.00
Raphaelle Rabanes $25.00
sonia bonnas $25.00
Holly Greenfield $25.00
Michael Nelson $13.10
William Welsh $10.00
Yoko Okano  
Annette D'Onofrio  
Rylan Sekiguchi  
Alexis Taylor  
Ashlee Trueb  
Maryani Rasidjan  
Rebecca Greenfield  
Michael Coyle  
Alix Koyama  
Hillel Coren  
Laurie Spence and Dale Ha...  
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joan greenfield  
Jonah Mink  
Alex and Meg Hudson  
Julie Hui  
Olesya Shayduk-Immerman  
joan greenfield  
Linda Greenfield