My Fundraising Page
May 05, 2008 by Sean Husted
Racing to Save Lives
Welcome to my Team In Training home page.
I'm training to participate in an endurance event as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. 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. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!
As many of you know I had a friend of mine Matt Compos pass away in May 2008 from Rhabdomyosarcomas, a soft tissue cancer. Matt was diagnoised when he was 11 years old; he was the bravest person I have ever known. I have been around Matt in good times and bad, but he always had the biggest smile one his face. It seems like everybody today (myself included) is worried about traffic or gas prices. We let the little things bring us down. Matt was not like that, no matter what was going on he made everybody around him feel special.
Because of Matt I’ve decided to join Team In Training, and participate in as many rides as I can, to raise funds find a cure. In the past few years I’ve trained very hard for motocross racing, while training for motocross my goal was to win races. Cycling is different, when I am training for cycling I feel like I am training for Matt, and all the kids that are like him that are fighting cancer.
Will you please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS’s mission. A donation of any amount is greatly appreciated. When we all work together we can make Team In Trainings 20th year anniversary the most successful ever. Thanks for your participation.
I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!
Some Facts about Team In Training
Since 1988, more than 360,000 volunteer participants have helped raise more than $850 million.
1) Since the first research program funding in 1954, the Society has awarded $483 mm in research grants. At $58 mm annually, the Society's grant programs are among the most prestigious in the fields of hematology and oncology.
2) The Greater Los Angeles Chapter has also made significant investments in the local community with over $7mm towards research projects at UCLA, City of Hope, and USC.
3) Every Fully Tax-Deductible Dollar Counts.
$25 - provides patients and their loved ones with free booklets that contain up-to-date info on their disease and helps them make informed decisions about treatment options
$50 - enables the formation of a Family Support Group with a trained facilitator for cancer patients and family members
$100 - equals 10 Kaiser Co-Pays or critical supplies and materials for laboratory researchers
$300 - equals parking for 6 weeks of daily radiation treatments at UCLA's Children Hospital
$400 - transportation for one out-of-state bone marrow donor or covers the 20% co-pay on a month's supply of Gleevec.
$500 - allows the Patient Financial Aid program to reimburse up to $500 /year to help cover costs that are not covered by insurance.