ALMOST THERE!

The Season Begins!
Mar 04, 2014 by Rufus Simmons

Team "Almost There" started the season off right this morning!  For the next 12 weeks, members of the team will be training for a marathon or half marathon.  The team will also be fighting cancer by raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  This money will be used to fund patient support and research for cures for blood cancers.  The team's goal is to raise $35,000 in the next 10 weeks.  Please join us in this fight by using the "Donate to Team" link on this page to make a tax deductible donation to LLS on behalf of the team.  Every donation counts!  Every dollar will make a difference!  Go TEAM!

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Join Team "Almost There"
Jan 03, 2014 by Rufus Simmons

 

If you've ever done a marathon or half marathon, you have seen it and/or heard it. Those well-meaning spectators holding signs telling you or yelling to you something you know doesn't seem quite true: "You're almost there!" Depending on what stage of the race you are in, this phrase can result in reactions ranging from laughter to indifference to looks that could kill.

 

But it doesn't have to! Join team "Almost There" and everytime someone yells "You're almost there!" it will be true!

 

Everybody hopes cures are found for cancer. There have been incredible advances in the treatments for cancer, but when it comes to a cure - we are almost there. When you hear that phrase in a race, you know there is still work to do, miles to finish. The same can be said for cancer research - there is still work to do. That work takes money. The goal for this team is to raise at least $25,000 LLS can use to continue that work.

 

While the race focus for the team is the inaugural Raleigh Rock-N-Roll marathon or half marathon in April, you do not have to run or walk to be a part of the team. You can simply join and help raise money toward the team goal. In the fight against cancer, every single dollar counts!

 

If you have questions about joining team "Almost There", email me at biggerruf@hotmail.com, and I will do my best to answer them. You can register online at the TNT website: https://www.teamintraining.org/nc/firsttimehere/signup/ Just select "Join a Corporate or Friends and Family Team" and enter "Almost There" for the team name. If you are a TNT alumni, enter the code WELOVEALUMNI to waive the registration fee!

 

If you would like to support team "Almost There" by making a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, just use the "Donate to Team" link to the right. Thank you!

 

In any endurance race, getting "almost there" isn't good enough. We finish! The fight against cancer is no different. Getting "almost there" for a cure isn't good enough. Join team "Almost There" today, and let's FINISH!


 
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    "Team almost there...no worries...you are there...what you are doing is such an awesome thing. I wish you all the best & remember....right, left, right, left till you find the finish line. You guys also have an awesome Fundraising Mentor working with you. Take advantage of it. Remember two words....GO TEAM!!!!!"
     

    Barbara Kujawa

    Wed Oct 30 09:08:53 EDT 2013

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    "Will definitely donate more when I can. Thank you all for all your hard work!"
     

    Melinda Cole

    Wed Nov 20 10:49:03 EST 2013

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    "We are so happy to be participating as part of this team. We love you all. Bob and Peggy"
     

    Bob and Peggy Jacskon

    Tue Jan 28 01:23:33 EST 2014

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    "Super Bowl Square winner!! Congrats Rufus, thanks for all you do!! Go Team Almost There!"
     

    Super Bowl Winner

    Mon Feb 03 07:23:04 EST 2014

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    "GO TEAM!"
     

    Brian Morris

    Tue Feb 04 08:54:39 EST 2014

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    "You guys are awesome...GO TEAM! Thank you for what you do!"
     

    Stacy & Bill Nelson

    Mon Mar 03 12:33:11 EST 2014

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    "Dollars for Donna"
     

    Dollars For Donna

    Fri Mar 14 12:12:09 EDT 2014

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    "Thank you Rufus & your team for all the hard work you put into trying to raise money to find a cure!! Love you all!! "
     

    Juanita Genchur

    Sat Mar 15 07:38:45 EDT 2014

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    "Rufus, You are an inspiration!"
     

    RICK EISINGER

    Sun Mar 16 01:58:48 EDT 2014

Team Fundraising Total

Goal: $35,000.00
 
107 %
Donations: $37,284.14

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We are sorry donations are no longer being accepted for this team for this event.

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Lisa Lloyd  
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Stacy & Bill Nelson  
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