Running For A Reason

Mar 28, 2012 by Bridget Blythe Briere

Every Saturday when I go to meet my teammates for our group long runs, I'm reminded why I love LLS/TNT so much.

It's not just a vehicle to raise money for blood cancer research, it's a breeding ground for friendships, self confidence, support and fun.

Sure there are tears, when someone shares their powerful mission moment about losing a loved one to blood Cancer, but we use those stories to stay motivated and focused.

During last weekend's run along 20 miles of the official BAA Marathon Course, I was blessed to have the company of two friends I've made through the group this year. 3 plus hours flew by and by mile 17 we were running a faster pace than we'd run the rest of the season.

LLS/TNT has us well trained and well prepared. And my friends, family and even some strangers have me past my fundraising goal by more than one thousand dollars. But I'm determined to see that amount grow even more.

Your money goes to fund research that we hope will someday lead to a cure. Until then, new drugs and treatments are being developed and patient services from this organization are top notch.

Thank you for your support!

April 16th and 26.2 miles ... here I come.

Mar 01, 2012 by Bridget Blythe Briere

Just recently I found out that my co-worker's son is going through treatments for Leukemia.

At first when I heard about this, my heart sank.

But soon after, my thoughts turned to hopefulness and the work that The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is doing, with support from their Team In Training program.

Those of us that work with LLS/TNT to raise money and awareness, want every story to have a happy ending when it comes to blood cancers. That can't happen until there's a cure ... which is why we are so passionate about bringing in money.

But until that day comes when there is a cure, funds from you help to advance the research and treatments that mean a diagnosis isn't necessarily a death sentence.

Please join me in this fight to kick cancer's *** !

Ending 2011 On A High Note
Dec 30, 2011 by Bridget Blythe Briere

As we get ready to welcome in 2012, I'm so grateful for all of the support in my efforts with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Having moved to Massachusetts in early 2011, becoming a part of LLS/TNT has allowed me to meet a group of great people, while also helping a wonderful cause.

Three quarters of the way to the $4,000 goal, I know we can surpass that number!

And ... Remember ... donations here are tax deductible!

More than halfway there!
Dec 20, 2011 by Bridget Blythe Briere

Thanks to the support of friends, family, co-workers AND strangers ... $4 thousand dollars is within reach.

Money raised for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society makes such a difference in the lives of blood cancer patients. New treatments are developed, lives are improved.

Someday there will be a cure. But until then, it's up to all of us to do whatever we can to get there. Even $1 makes a difference.

So please donate, help support this incredible organization and in return ... I'll keep training through the cold New England winter to make sure I complete 26.2 miles on Marathon Monday in Boston. I'll do so in honor of every brave person who's been diagnosed with a blood cancer.

Running For A Reason
Oct 06, 2011

Welcome to my Team In Training Home Page

Four minutes is just a little longer than a typical commercial during your favorite tv show.

But when it comes to cancer, four minutes can be life changing.

Every four minutes ... Someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer.

My mission is to help find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers.

To accomplish that -- I'm participating, for the third time, in a marathon event as a member of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training.

So it's time to tackle 26.2 miles running the BOSTON MARATHON and make some money to make a difference while I'm at it.

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.

With your support, I can help improve the quality of life for patients and their families as well.

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

I do the runny ... you (please) give the money!


And check back for information on some "put the fun in fundraiser" events I'm working on.


Supporter Comments

    "Thanks for stepping up to advance this great cause. I'm proud and inspired by my partner!"

    Steve Aveson

    Wed Nov 23 11:47:47 EST 2011

    "Go Bridget, go!!"

    Meredith Warren/Fred Van Magness

    Wed Nov 23 01:22:31 EST 2011

    "Way to go Bridget - what a great cause!"

    Amanda Briere

    Mon Nov 28 01:55:36 EST 2011

    "Good Luck Bridget! We'll look for you. Love, Mindy, Jim and Sofi"

    Mindy, Jim and Sofi Murray

    Tue Nov 29 01:23:05 EST 2011

    "I am very proud of you and your dedication, Bridgie! Best wishes for a happy, safe run. Aunt Eileen"

    Eileen Egan Mack

    Tue Nov 29 09:04:41 EST 2011

    "Way to go Bridge!"

    Mike & Kathy Randall

    Mon Dec 19 07:34:19 EST 2011

    "Thanks for running for such a worthy cause, Bridget."

    Aunt Eileen

    Wed Dec 21 07:42:44 EST 2011

    "Thank you for all you did and do to support me. This is a way for me to return the favor. You're the best!"

    Samantha Edwards

    Fri Dec 23 06:51:59 EST 2011

    "Such a wonderful cause. So proud of you :)"


    Mon Jan 09 06:38:01 EST 2012

    "Bridget, We could not figure out what to get you for your birthday and then we thought of this! Happy Birthday Auntie "Widget"!! The Callahans"

    Erin Callahan

    Fri Feb 10 08:11:46 EST 2012

    "Hope you had a great run today...I kept meaning to do this so I am glad I saw the link. Keep running... Love Marcy (Greg, Paige and Joel too)!"

    Marcy Sands

    Fri Mar 09 06:13:16 EST 2012

    "Thanks Ms Blythe for running for the cause . Hope the wind is at your back the whole run Be well"

    Mark MacKenzie

    Mon Apr 09 09:20:06 EDT 2012

    "Congrats on surpassing your goal! You're an inspiration to me and so many others! :) "

    Jackie Bruno

    Tue Apr 10 07:46:57 EDT 2012

    "Go, Bridget!"

    Victor DeRubeis

    Tue Apr 10 12:18:51 EDT 2012

    "Thanks for all you've done to promote awareness for blood cancers, LLS and doing good!"


    Wed Apr 11 01:39:32 EDT 2012

    "Good Luck Bridget!"

    Paul, Jessica and Riley Carroll

    Thu Apr 12 08:11:25 EDT 2012

    "We're so proud of you Bridget! "

    Dick & Gail Purtan

    Fri Apr 13 05:08:24 EDT 2012

    "We're so proud of you Bridget! Run like the wind!!!"

    Neil & Jennifer Goldstein

    Sat Apr 14 02:22:08 EDT 2012

    "Bridget: Well done; you are a gamer! My wife and I have been NECN viewers since the beginning(1992) and enjoy the morning show with you and Steve. Greg Wayland is actually a college classmate of mine. Best, Tom Filbin "

    Tom Filbin

    Tue Apr 17 11:02:45 EDT 2012

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $6,757.65 | Goal: $4,000.00
169 %

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My Thanks To

Cocktails for a Cause Fun... $576.50
NECN $325.00
Jane Cauger $300.00
Neil & Jennifer Goldstein $250.00
Neil Goldstein $250.00
Caitlin Briere $250.00
Andrew Prior $250.00
Tracy Egan $250.00
Dick & Gail Purtan $200.00
Chuck & Linda Briere $200.00
Eric & JoAnne Gudeman $100.00
Paul, Jessica and Riley C... $100.00
Ken Sokol $100.00
Maribeth&Jeff Tamsen $100.00
The Maddock's $100.00
Adam Sankowski $100.00
Michael Eno $100.00
Jim Braude $100.00
Robert Callahan $100.00
David Adel $100.00
Steve Aveson $100.00
AL Briere $100.00
Alan Fletcher $100.00
Neil Goldstein $100.00
Nia Green $75.00
Miriam Wishner Segel $70.00
Tom Filbin $50.00
John VanScoyoc $50.00
Jackie Bruno $50.00
Mark, Julie and Gian Marc... $50.00
Marcy Sands $50.00
Beth Susan Bibby $50.00
Stephen Meriano $50.00
Kristy Lee $50.00
Samantha Edwards $50.00
Ruth (Gram) Briere $50.00
Elizabeth Alesse $50.00
Stephanie Glaser $50.00
Nicholas Demske $50.00
Phil and Vicki Chilcote $50.00
Amanda Briere $50.00
Matt Devine $50.00
Andrew Prior $50.00
Mark Singer $50.00
Erin and Jason Callahan $50.00
Erin Callahan $40.00
peter howe $26.20
Mark MacKenzie $25.00
Stephanie Glaser $25.00
Jessica Harrell $25.00
Erin Nesbitt $25.00
Vanzetta D. Evans $25.00
Taylor Pearson $25.00
Michelle Hinman $25.00
Julia Williamson $25.00
Mike & Kathy Randall $25.00
Tracey Callisto $25.00
Philip Mastroianni $25.00
Cyndi Martin $25.00
Mindy, Jim and Sofi Murra... $25.00
Meredith Warren/Fred Van ... $25.00
Nicole Russo $25.00
Katrina Bobell $25.00
Peter Cumbo $25.00
Jo Ann Harig $25.00
Joseph Rovitto $25.00
maureen buhrmaster $25.00
Leif Pedersen Diaz $25.00
Dean Tsouvalas $25.00
terry o'neill $25.00
Michelle Grasso $25.00
Mike Seege $25.00
Sherri D'Alessandro $20.00
melissa chester $20.00
Maura Mack Hisgen $20.00
Patrick McGovern $10.00
Sandra Fisher $10.00
John Thurston $10.00
Robert Harding $10.00
Bernadette Marty $5.00
Gary Walters $5.00
Neil Gow $5.00
Victor DeRubeis  
Aunt Eileen  
Eileen Egan Mack