It's more about the mission than the miles...

It's more about the mission than the miles...
Oct 02, 2009 by Kimberly Russell

How far have we come? How far will I go?

In 2008 we raised an extraordinary $11,895 and then I ran 26.2 miles.

In 2009 we raised an amazing $6,123 and then I swam .9 miles, biked 25 miles and ran 6.2 miles.

That's a total of $18,018 and 58.3 miles (not including all of the training miles!) - all to help in the fight against cancer.

For 2010? How about we try to make it an even $25,000 (or more) and I'll do this:

swim 1.2 miles

bike 56 miles

run 13.1 miles

That's right, I've committed to completing the Wildflower Triathlon again, but this time I'm shooting for the Half Ironman. And all I need from you is a little help.

I'm once again training to participate in an endurance event as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training.

In case you hadn't heard, almost one year ago I started working for LLS and Team in Training and I have become even more inspired to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkins lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I have met so many wonderful people - wonderful people who have been unfairly touched by cancer. So this one is for all of you, and all of them - those that are winning the battle, and those that have not been so lucky.

Training hasn't been easy. But lately, each time I start to doubt whether or not I'll be able to do this, I remind myself that it's more about the mission than the miles. It's about finding a cure for all cancers. The money you've helped me raise continues to get us closer to the day when permanent remission will be a reality for all those who've been diagnosed.

Rembember, no donation is too small (or too large!) Donate online now or send me an email if you'd rather send a check. kmadison212@mac.com

UPDATE: GOAL!!! We're on our way to 110%

You can check out my training blog at www.swimbikerunkim.com

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Supporter Comments

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    "Hey, Kim! I can't make it to the fundraiser, but please enter me for 2 chances to win! Go, Kim, GO!!! :-)"
     

    Crawl, Carol, CRAWL!!!

    Mon Dec 07 07:52:33 EST 2009

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    "It's always an honor to support your amazing efforts Kim. All the best for 2010! x Jason Trubitt"
     

    Jason Trubitt

    Wed Dec 30 10:14:58 EST 2009

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    "Thank you for all you do. You are an inspiration. Truely, from the bottom of my heart, Thank you. x Pam"
     

    Pamela Remler

    Wed Dec 30 10:30:56 EST 2009

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    "Kim, I'm so proud of what you're doing. Love, Mom"
     

    Pamela Russell

    Thu Dec 31 06:18:52 EST 2009

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    "Go Kim!! I can't believe you are doing the half!! You are going to be great!"
     

    Maggie Horkey

    Tue Feb 23 11:39:44 EST 2010

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    "Kim, Stay on the bike and bless you for leading the way. xx "
     

    Kim Vernace

    Mon Apr 05 12:07:30 EDT 2010

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    "Hey Tri Girl- Got you to 110% -the way you do everything for everyone 110%+ Love you <3"
     

    Patt J SI TNT

    Thu Apr 15 12:23:02 EDT 2010

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    "Go, Kim, go! You inspire me!"
     

    Susan Bolt

    Sun Apr 11 07:38:34 EDT 2010

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    "Thank again Kim!!!! Sending lots of love love love & support! Hey, I might even be on the Monterey Peninsula for the event this year! xo - BB"
     

    Bill Burns

    Sat Apr 10 09:09:59 EDT 2010

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    "Good luck, Kim! It's amazing what you are doing."
     

    John Robinson

    Mon Apr 05 06:34:49 EDT 2010

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    "Ride on, girl!"
     

    Martin Pakledinaz

    Mon Apr 05 08:44:09 EDT 2010

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    "Keep going Kim, you are really hitting your stride and making a difference.. Oh My God, Oh My God You Guys! :-)"
     

    Justen M Brosnan

    Mon Apr 05 12:21:20 EDT 2010

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    "You inspire and humble me, Kim. Your example truly make me work harder to make a difference."
     

    Brian Myers Cooper

    Thu Apr 01 09:44:13 EDT 2010

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    "Way to work those cat hill repeats last night!! You're awesome."
     

    Pamela Wille

    Thu Mar 11 03:05:54 EST 2010

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    "Good luck in the race - I will be cheering you on long distance!"
     

    Chris Crevier

    Fri Jan 29 05:54:34 EST 2010

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    "Go Kim!"
     

    Trisha Doss

    Thu Jan 28 02:35:51 EST 2010

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    "Hey Kim, can you put me in for tickets for west side story??? Thanks!!! sorry I cant be there tomorrow, good luck and have fun!! :)"
     

    Lauren Mann

    Mon Dec 07 10:13:19 EST 2009

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    "Go Kim! Now I can eat all the candy I want. Hoorah!"
     

    Laura Schwinder

    Tue Oct 27 11:43:42 EDT 2009

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    "Go Kim! Love your dedication!"
     

    Jim Osorno

    Sat Apr 10 03:19:49 EDT 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $9,161.18 | Goal: $6,982.00
 
131 %

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My Thanks To

Bank of America  
Nell Benjamin  
Deborah Monk  
Lisa Iacucci  
Tom Viola  
Samantha Mann  
Andrew Feigin  
Carol Ingram  
jerry mitchell  
Michele Lynch  
Donald Oberpriller  
Peter Niessen  
Rose James  
Stephen Gruse  
Patt J SI TNT  
R. Keith Bullock  
Michael Graziano  
Susan Bolt  
Bill Burns  
Jim Osorno  
Mark Dobrow  
Robin McGee  
Caroline Andersen  
Kevin Barry  
Jeff Koger  
Charlene Speyerer  
Steve Bratton  
Francis Jue  
Elizabeth Bilotti  
claudia lynch  
John Robinson  
Nina Lannan  
James Maloney  
Valerie Lai  
Kim Vernace  
Martin Pakledinaz  
Tracy Edwards  
Peter Wolf  
Gregory Jbara  
Justen M Brosnan  
Robert Billig  
Jeff Zink  
Carolee Edelman  
Seth Sklar-Heyn  
Brian Myers Cooper  
Bobby McGuire  
Charles Alterman  
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Jim Semmelman  
Pamela Wille  
Pamela Russell  
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Justin Greer  
Maggie Horkey  
Alex Volckhausen  
Michelle Abesamis  
Dorothy Berloni  
Chris Crevier  
Trisha Doss  
Charlene Speyerer  
Heather Hach-Hearne  
SUZANNE VELARDO  
James Russell  
Carlos Martinez  
Sheila Speth  
Jeff Williams  
Pamela Russell  
Frank Conway  
Pamela Remler  
justen brosnan  
patty saccente  
clifford schwartz  
David Hibbard  
Jason Trubitt  
Gregory Covert  
John McDaniel  
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Kristen Dempsey  
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Jason Bassett  
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