Long Distance Plodder... Putting in a few miles to find a cure for cancer
May 28, 2011
After a six month hiatus from Team In Training... and pretty much from running altogether, it's time to dust off the running shoes and purple singlet, and hit the road for some major miles and serious fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
As you may already know, I lost one of my grandmothers to breast cancer. My other grandmother is still suffering the repercussions of treatment for uterine cancer. My cousin died of brain cancer. My mother-in-law died of pancreatic cancer. My mom's cousin died of lung cancer. My great-uncle died of colon cancer. My friend Dolly died of breast cancer... Several friends have undergone treatment for Leukemia or Lymphoma. Another friend recently completed treament for throat cancer. And my grandad is currently undergoing treatment for colon cancer.
So my commitment to fundraising to find a cure for cancer comes from a very deep place. I am running for those who are fighting cancer right now, as well as in support of their families and friends... for those who will be affected by cancer in the future, and in memory of those who have lost their fight.
This time around I am training with the team to run the Nike Marathon, which is a race dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Once again, I will be acting as a mentor for the Team... helping the other participants to reach their goals.
My personal goal for this event is to raise $3000 (three thousand dollars)... and I can't do it without your help. Any contribution small or large will be greatly appreciated.
I will be posting marathon training updates on my blog, which you can check out here.
Thank you so much for you support.