My Fundraising Page
Apr 17, 2013
We have 2.5 weeks to go! Oh my! Occasionally I find my self plauged by little skittering thoughts of doubt...can I raise the money? Can I finish the distance? Then I just need to take a deep breath, and realize that not once in 7 years have I ever fallen short of my fundrasing goals. Not once have I fallen on my face and not finished an event! I remember the people I am doing this for and the reasons that I keep coming back to work with this amazing organization! I take a deep breath and I step out side and say "HEY, GO TEAM!"
My sweet family is pitching in and helping me do a garage sale this weekend. Those of you that have known me for a while, will know that this is about as exciting to me as a root canal. But like my long runs, we will "git 'er done"! If you have anything to drop off, bring it by any time this weekend. I am training Saturday, but Paul and the kids will be doing the hard work for me, while I take a quick dip in Lake Grapevine and cruise around Southlake on my bike! ;)
Thanks to all of you for your support of this amazing organization and of my efforts!
The people in the photo above are my amazing team mates. We are there to support each other every weekend, helping each other through the rough spots. NO COMMENTS about the wet suit. I have never felt sexier in my life! :)
So, many of you have asked...where does the money that I donate go? Let me share with you where that donation goes!
$25 could pay for the cost of a patient's chemotherapy drug prescription co-payment.
$50 could register one person to be a bone marrow donor
$75 could provide bone marrow typing for a family member of a patient with l leukemia.
$150 provides 10 patients access to a web-conference to learn more about their specific blood cancer.
$300 will train 25 peer volunteers who can provide emotional support to newly diagnosed patients.
$500 could provide patient aid to a person with leukemia or a related cancer for a year.
A big hug and many thanks to all of you who have donated so far!
Last year I had the privilege of traveling with Team in Training and my wonderful friend Hanadi to participate in the Nations Triathlon, an event created just to benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma society. Hanadi was participating in memory of her father who lost his battle Lymphoma, a blood cancer that attacks the immune system.
This woman has inspired me to make the commitment to once again train and fundraise for this amazing organization. I had a hard time making the commitment, I am pretty out of shape, had fears about being able to complete the distance and trying to find time to train… then it occurred to me…those that are afflicted by blood disease have no chance to get ready, mentally prepare for or train for what lies ahead. With this in mind, I have begun training for my 5th TnT event, the TexasMan triathlon in May. I know that this will be a tough journey, but it has nothing on the journey of those battling cancers and go through on a daily basis. With my incredible coaches, and teammates that are as dedicated as I am, I know that we are so close to finding a cure!
This season I run in honor of those that are battling cancer and those who have lost the good fight. Below is a list of names of people who have in one way or another been touched by these horrible diseases and it is through their strength and memory that I will do my part to find a cure. If you have a name of some one that you would like for me to add, please do not hesitate to contact me and let me know.
I am asking that you assist me in reaching my fundraising goal by making a tax deductible donation on my fundraising web site or if you would prefer to mail a check, I am happy to provide my mailing address. Any amount will be greatly appreciated. I want you to know how much your support means to me and know that you will be there to help me cross that finish line this May.
In Memory of:
Mrs. Michelle Kasman
In Honor of: