My Fundraising Page
Dec 30, 2008 by Gretchen Burkhard
Call me crazy but I can't stop running! Last summer I became involved with Team In Training (TNT) where I trained to complete my FIRST marathon, 26.2 miles (San Diego) and fundraised over $2,400 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It was honestly one of the best feelings in my life and I never could have imagined how much of an impact this organization would have on my future, it truly changed my outlook on life. Initially I joined TNT to make friends after moving from New York to LA not knowing more than a few people. Now, I keep coming back to TNT because of all the amazing people and inspiring stories of survival I have yet to meet and hear. Being a part of the TNT family, I have learned so much about how cancer really affects the lives of patients and their families who are battling the disease or have BEAT cancer. I run in their honor and the memory of loved ones lost to raise awareness and funds so I never have to lose another to cancer.
Since June 1, I've completed my SECOND marathon (Phoenix ï¿½ Jan 19) with TNT as a Mentor and will be participating as a Captain for summer season '09 to complete my THIRD marathon (Seattle ï¿½ June 27). As a member of TNT I have made the commitment to raise $3,000 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, many of which I have listened to tell their stories first hand and inspire all my runs.
This is where I need your help!! I'm asking you to make a tax deductible donation to my website, I know that the economy is rough, but please know that every dollar counts and no donation is too small. As always, please feel free to forward to friends and family.
Check back for updates on my training and fundraising and if you are intersted in joining TNT please don't hesitate to ask, you won't be disappointed!!!