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My Inspiration
Sep 22, 2011 by April Hussar

5/21/11: I want to show Isabella that it’s possible to change bad habits, to make a big shift and become healthier and more fit. And I want to inspire her by showing her, rather than telling, that we can all make a difference not just in our own lives, but in the lives of other people. Isabella never got to meet her paternal grandmother, because Margaret died right before my husband and I went on our first date ... of lymphoma.

So ... I'm inspired! Read more about my first week of training here.

UPDATE! 8/19:Read my latest training post here ... I can't believe I'm still at it!

An excerpt:

As you may know, I’m training for this run through Team In Training (TNT), which raises funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Since its inception, TNT has raised nearly $600 million for research and patient aid, and I am really proud to be a part of it. This week, some really exciting news just came out about a MAJOR breakthrough -- they are calling it the “Holy Grail” of cancer treatments.

From an article in Medical News Today: “In a small trial of advanced chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients, genetically modified versions of their own T cells behaved like ‘serial killers’ and hunted down and obliterated tumors, resulting in sustained remissions of up to a year. The breakthrough gene therapy treatment has been 20 years in the making, and provides a roadmap for other cancers.”

... and what is super cool is this little blurb at the bottom of the article: "Funds from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, founded by Penn graduates Barbara and Edward Netter, helped pay for the study."

I’m so excited to be raising money and supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society -- and news like that shows me that the money I’m raising DIRECTLY helps in the search for a cure.


UPDATE! 9/19: I wrote about 13+ "real" women who inspire me.

UPDATE! 9/22: is hosting a really great giveaway for anyone who donates any amount to this page! Check it out here.

My Fundraising Page
May 21, 2011

Racing to Save Lives

Welcome to my Team In Training home page.

I'm training to participate in the Nike Women's Half Marathon (as is 13.1 miles ... YIKES!!) as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. 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!

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission.

I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!


Supporter Comments

    "i got you to your goal..xoxo"


    Sat Oct 01 06:31:17 EDT 2011

    "Congrats on participating in this great event!"

    Big Honcho Media

    Mon Aug 29 01:38:06 EDT 2011

    "In memory of Sif Fischer and in honor of Richard Crocker."

    Kathy Johansen

    Sun Sep 11 10:50:34 EDT 2011

    "Sending all I can to stomp out this disease in memory of my dear Mum. We can do it April! "

    Flo Schwarzwalder

    Thu Sep 22 06:49:25 EDT 2011

    "Go, April! :)"

    Gabrielle Caprari

    Sun Aug 21 06:35:32 EDT 2011

    "Good luck on the run. Its been forever. your daughter is adorable. way to teach her right!"

    Scott Kaiser

    Fri Aug 19 08:45:04 EDT 2011

    "Good luck April."

    Adam Toorock

    Fri Aug 19 03:59:40 EDT 2011

    "Best of luck April. I'll be thinking of you on race day."

    Caroline Russo

    Mon Sep 26 10:09:20 EDT 2011

    "We are so proud of you Peeps! Go Team!"

    The Swerdlins

    Sat May 21 11:24:53 EDT 2011

    "What you are doing is life changing and wonderful! Now, why didn't I do that? I know why, it is an enormous commitment and very difficult. I admire you my dear niece in-law."

    Aunt Geri

    Wed Aug 24 01:52:27 EDT 2011

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,635.00 | Goal: $4,000.00
91 %

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My Thanks To

Francine Gani $1000.00
Gina Mancuso $300.00
Michael Hussar $250.00
Christian Josi $250.00
Caroline Russo $150.00
Alexis Kelly $100.00
Deborah Perry Piscione $100.00
Big Honcho Media $100.00
Aunt Geri $100.00
Patty French $100.00
Adam Toorock $100.00
Roberta Lombardi $50.00
Sally Tomaio $50.00
Kathy Johansen $50.00
maggie Lambert $50.00
Frank Daniels $50.00
Scott Kaiser $50.00
Linh Chang $50.00
The Swerdlins $50.00
Quentin English $30.00
Home Depot Foundation $25.00
Florence Caldera $25.00
Nicole Kobernick $25.00
Kelly Townsend $25.00
Jack & Terry Fleming $25.00
Melissa Darwin $25.00
Antonia Castner $25.00
Amy Seymour $25.00
Hillary Daniels $25.00
Mary Maida $25.00
Jennifer Ostrega Gold $25.00
Sharon Camacho $25.00
Jennifer Stafford $25.00
Gabrielle Caprari $25.00
Karen Gorman $15.00
Natalie Uribe-DE Freitas $15.00
Heather Taylor $15.00
Julie Lee $10.00
Kim Brown $10.00
Dana Wynne $10.00
Jennifer Rowland $10.00
Angela Roy $5.00
Betty Dennis $5.00
Yelena Ryabenkiy $5.00
Marlena Griffin $5.00
Dawn May $5.00
Vicki Hancock $5.00
Cindi Hoppes $5.00
Andrea Novotny $5.00
cindy batchelor $5.00
Theresa Kerr $5.00
Naomi Pradhan $1.00
Cynthia Richardson $1.00
catherine ali $1.00
MP Crosson $1.00
Flo Schwarzwalder  
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