92 hours to go and counting...
May 08, 2013 by Sally* Brzozowski
As we near the finish line (literally), I wanted to share some amazing numbers with you:
254+ miles - that's how far my mom and I have run since we started our training. We ran on ice, on treadmills while watching "Survivor" (me), on the beach, on the rail trail between meetings (mom), and together along the Charles River on Marathon Monday.
13:04 - that's my fastest mile to date - I expect to finish the half at about a 14:30 pace, but it's clear that we've gotten tons stronger since we started in January.
13.1 - that's how many miles we have ahead of us in Providence.
50% - that's the likelihood of rain during those miles, but we're not going to let anything stand in our way!
$6,214 - that's the amount that YOU have helped us raise to help find a cure for blood cancers. It's been incredible to have your support for this cause, and we'll be thinking of all of you as we race on Sunday.
15 years - that's how long it's been since I was diagnosed with Leukemia. At this time 15 years ago, I was entering my third month of treatment. My hair was starting to fall out, and our family had lost all sense of normalcy.
But this Sunday, just 15 years later, we're going to write a new chapter by finishing the Cox Providence Half Marathon together - with our team, our support crew, and YOU.
Thanks again for all your support - please help us reach our final goal of $6,500 by making your final gift now! Every dollar gets us closer to a cure.
We'll "see" you at the finish line!
Two weeks to go!
Apr 28, 2013 by Sally* Brzozowski
Our race is in less than two weeks!
We have been running our butts off this spring - on Marathon Monday, we ran ten miles - the furthest I've ever gone. As we run, we inevitably talk about how crazy it is that we're able to be here, today, running alongside each other, when there are so many other stories my leukemia diagnosis could have written and so many people still facing blood cancers today. It's humbling and inspiring.
On May 12, we're going to leave it all on the course - but before then, we're hoping to raise $6,500! Just click to the right if you can donate, or leave a comment if you want to know about other ways to help.
Thanks to everyone who has supported us in this endeavor - we're almost there!
Fifteen years later: Running for a cure
Mar 27, 2013
A cancer survivor + her mom + 13.1 miles = a grand undertaking that needs YOUR support!
Fifteen years ago this spring, our family sat on the fifth floor of the hospital at Dartmouth and heard these terrible words: "You have cancer."
Those words kicked off a journey that made me who I am today - a trip that included months and then years of chemotherapy, weekends in the hospital, life-threatening complications, amazing people met along the way, and a passion for improving the lives of others.
Today, I am a healthy young woman who is totally cancer free and ready to run 13.1 miles to prove my strength and honor those who are fighting the same battles I once did. I run for Brian, for Olga, for Meredith, for Grandaddy, for Kelly, for all my campers, and for YOU. Your donation today is a symbol of your support - every dollar gets us one step closer to a cure.
Run 13.1 miles? Me? YES, I'm back with Team in Training, celebrating Sally's health and fighting for cures for other children.
It's easy to forget that this struggle continues. I would often like to forget. But my work at Dana-Farber and our connection to other families reminds me, constantly, that children are being diagnosed with leukemia and other cancers, every day. Team in Training is also raising money for research to find cures for diseases that have hit other wonderful people in my life: lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma.
In May, Sally and I will run a half-marathon in Providence, Rhode Island. Come cheer us on - or maybe you want to JOIN us?
Please support us by making a donation today.
Sally & Jane