My Fundraising Page
Feb 17, 2011
Racing to Save Lives
I hope this letter finds you well. I am gearing up for another great race this March, the NYC Half Marathon. This year is a little different because I am teaming up with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training for a critical cause: to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
I have set my sights higher than just training or attending the NYC Half Marathon. I also aim to raise at least $1,800 to help find a cure for blood cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and Hodgkin's disease.
The Money I raise will pay for support groups, educational programs, financial planning for afflicted families. It will also fund grants to increase access and participation in clinical trials among adult blood cancer patients. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and Cleveland Taussig Cancer Institute have launched a partnership to make blood cancer clinical trials available to patients in their community thereby having access to new treatments for lymphoma, myeloma and leukemia.
Their efforts are critical, because blood cancers kill more children in the United States than any other cancer and strike even more adults. Every five (5) minutes someone is newly diagnosed and every ten (10) minutes someone dies from these deadly diseases.
This is where, I'm hoping you come in. I need your help to reach my fundraising goal. Every dollar you donate is tax deductible and approximately 75% of the Society's total expenses supports blood cancer research and patient services. Think of it as a present you're sending to those involved in blood cancer research, or those hoping for a cure or in honor of those you've known with a blood cancer.
Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission. Even ten ($10.00) dollars can make a big difference.
Please use the link in this email to donate online quickly and securely plus learn more about my progress. You will receive a confirmation of your donation by email and I will be notified as soon as you make your donation.
I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!