Finally - Team Mickey is Here!
Nov 21, 2012
My family has been looking forward to Team Mickey for 3 years. We first started talking about it when I did the Nike Women's Marathon in 2009. Mickey loved the idea of an event that had a Chocolate Mile and that had firefighters wearing tuxedos waiting at the finish line to give each finisher a Tiffany & Co. necklace. So now we're here....registration just opened and Mickey could not be more excited! Here's a little bit about what brought us to this day....
When Mickey was 7 years old, she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She endured 26 months of treatment with smiles and grace beyond her years. During her treatment and soon after, she lost friends to leukemia and was determined to make a difference. I joined Team in Training in the spring of 2007, right as Mickey finished treatment & began serving as an Honored Hero and right after we lost a sweet little friend, Baby D, to Infant ALL. Our whole family got involved with TNT. Mickey has been an Honored Hero for several teams. I have done events and mentored others. My husband has completed and coached multiple cycling events. Our son, Brad, has helped at various fund raisers and water stops over the years. It stood to reason that when Mickey hit 16 years old, the minimum age for TNT, she would do an event. So that brings us to today and the beginning of Team Mickey!
Our team's goal is to raise $100,000 for Team in Training. By raising that amount, we will be able to name a research grant after Mickey. She has already decided she wants her name to be put on research to help find a cure for Infant ALL in memory of Baby D.
To donate to my personal fund raising goal of $3900 via credit card just click on the "donate now" button to the right. If you would prefer to mail a check, you can make it payable to LLS and send it to Jenny Deputy, 2902 E. Berwyn St., Indianapolis, IN 46203. All donations are very much appreciated in helping Mickey reach her team goal of $100,000! Check back here for updates throughout the months. You can click the "view team page" button to see how the team as a whole is doing.
Thanks so much for your time and generosity!!
Mom to my hero, Mickey