The Big Ask...
Aug 16, 2016 by Riana Trowell
Here we go again. Another year, another marathon, another plea from our team, soliciting donations from you. After only four seasons, and $107,000+ dollars raised, we think we’ve run out of any witty, encouraging, gut wrenching things to say here, so let’s just let some photos do the talking.
But first, let's start with a reminder: cancer still sucks and it is still a force to be reckoned with, but we're making progress - like, real, actual progress! So just keep that in mind, and please, read on for evidence of the many difficult, fun, exhausting, and mind boggling things that go on throughout a season or many in our case!
This is not why we wake up at the crack of dawn on Saturdays.
But we can’t confirm or deny that donuts were involved....
This is not why we run up and down hills, on purpose, over and over, in 95 degree heat and 95% humidity, or in the middle of snowstorms..
But it doesn’t hurt!
Not because of this
Or even this
And really, it doesn't have all that much to do with getting to experience moments like running your first HALF MARATHON
Or your first MARATHON
Instead, it has exactly everything to do with this
(Mission GTS - our Honored Teammates in RED)
(post hurricane Sandy clean up 2012)
Yep, this too
Don't forget this
And of course, it has always been, and always will be about this.
So think that over, and if you think that is worthy of a donation, click that little button to below, and give whatever you feel comfortable with. We hope you do. We think it'd be really cool to get to over $150,000 raised these past 4 years, but it would be even cooler to stop watching cancer impact the lives of people we love, some of whom you've seen pictured above, and we're inching closer.
Thank you for being here, reading this, and supporting us over the years. We are eternally grateful to you for, let's be honest, basically subsidizing our addiction to this awesome group of people (and we mean awesome in the true sense of the word) and running, sort of (not really) goes beyond words - The love we feel and the support we receive whenever we lace up our shoes for yet another training run for these marathons to raise money is overwhelming.
But don't let that stop you. Keep it coming, and let's punch this cancer thing in the mouth!
Your forever grateful teammates of Live For A Cure
Damon, Riana, Sarah, Amos and Dana
Welcome to Team Live For A Cure's Fundraising Page
Jun 29, 2016 by Riana Trowell
Throughout our time as a team, Live For A Cure and its members have contributed to raising $110,000 to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and we're not stopping there!
Our fundraising dollars have gone towards many initiatives from LLS. In addition to research for cures for blood cancers, they provide one-on-one support to individuals with blood cancers, and support for individuals and their families to come together as a community.
Our team has also participated in LLS' Volunteer Services Program which organizes opportunities to serve fresh meals to patients and their families at The Ronald McDonald House and Hope Lodge.
Most of our teammates have a connection to cancer in one way or another. Whether it was our family, our friends, or even ourselves, we know what its like to exist in a world with cancer. Our mission as a team is to to get closer to living in a world WITHOUT cancer.
Please join us in our journey to make a world without cancer a reality and not just a dream!
Team Live For A Cure