My Fundraising Page
Jul 31, 2009 by Joanna Ball
Joanna is racing to save lives...and has officially lost her marbles!
Welcome friends and family to my Team in Training home page! Yep, I'm doing it again folks - training to participate in another marathon as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training.
Thank you-thank you-THANK YOU for visiting! So far, I've covered a total of over 60 miles on my Saturday A.M. team runs. This Saturday (10/31) I will hit the pavement for another 14 miles!!! HOLY CANNOLI! This will be my longest run this season and I'm looking forward to knocking it out!
I ran my first ever marathon with the Team in January 2009, and lo and behold, I couldn't get enough. Knowing that my 26.2 miles weren't run in vain, that those miles were actually helping someone LIVE longer, laugh longer, spend more time with family...I knew I would have to do it again.
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!
The picture on this page is one my Honored Patient Heroes - 'Princess' Lindsay! This is the face of those who I'm running for - the reason I've committed to this cause. She is a fighter and in remission from AML (acute myelogenous leukemia), the cancer she was diagnosed with August 2008. She is pure delight to be around and I am so, so honored to be running for her.
I'm also running in honor of a sweet little girl named 'Princess' Ryan Paige who I found out about very recently. She was diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) in June of 2008. She has just completed her first year of treatment, has a little over a year to go, and has done extremely well.
Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission if you can. EVERY single gift makes a difference in the lives of those with blood cancer.
I hope you will visit my web site often- I plan on updating it weekly to let you know how many miles I've covered ... and how I'm coping! So, be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks again for your support!