My Fundraising Page
Sep 19, 2010 by Angela Smith
We did it again! There were about 785 TNT participants at the 2010 Nation's Triathlon in Washington, D.C. on Septemeber 12th and as a group we raised an incredible 3 MILLION DOLLARS for LLS!!
The race was awesome and I cannot wait to do another one...but the important thing here is the progress we made in fighting blood cancers.
I want to THANK all who contributed to these efforts in a variety of ways: some gave money, others gave their time, and most all gave support and encouragement...all of which I am very grateful for!!
STILL Racing to Save Lives and I need YOUR help!
Welcome to my first TRIATHLON Team In Training home page!!
I'm training to participate in the Nation's Triathlon 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 to honor the memory of a great man, Larry Joe Henley. Joe was diagnosed with leukemia in May 2009 and lost his battle only one short week later. This is totally unacceptable to me; more treatment options should have been available to Joe and his family. The only way to discover more treatment options and ultimately, a CURE, is to raise/donate as much money as we can to go towards research grants and patient services. Please join us in our fight to beat blood cancer once and for all!
I would also like to mention all the 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! Our honored teammates this season are Jane Elbon and Debbie Vinyard.
Please make a tax-deductible donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission and SAVE LIVES!!
I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thank you for your support!
- The 4th Annual LIFE BY CHOCOLATE is set for TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2010 at CLUB 209! Visit the event website for all the details at: www.lifebychocolatetnt.com. If you would like to volunteer at the event or would like to donate auctions items (products, gift certificates, artwork, services, etc.) or food please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- • • • • • TNT’s first 50/50 Raffle Jackpot Fundraiser! Ticket sales begin Memorial Day weekend and will end on the July 4th. The winner will be announced the week of July 5-8th. Contact me to purchase your chances to win! Visit the website at: www.TNT5050.wordpress.com
Fundraising and Training Blog...
- • • • • August 20: I just finished my longest distance brick (cycle 25 miles followed directly by 6.2 mile run)! Wow, it sure was tough, especially with this fabulous Oklahoma HEAT we're having. By the time I finished it was already 92 degrees! So far I have completed full race distance (1.5k Swim, 40k Bike, 10k Run) for my upcoming triathlon...now, just to do those distances back to back to back. We are ONLY 3 weeks out from my BIG DAY in Washington DC and I am getting EXCITED and a little anxious, as well. As an effort to calm my nerves of "the unknown", I am participating in a sprint triathlon this weekend in Claremore, OK. I thought, better to screw up in the dress reheasal then the big event. I am still getting over some fears on my bike...like steep hills, proper dismount procedure (I've already tipped over twice during dismount; very embarrassing I must say), cars, riding on the road with those scary cars, and riding in large groups with other cyclists. There is a lot of scary out there when you're clipped in and traveling at 15-20 mph. But, I have survived so far and will continue to push on through. I have to remember how scary cancer is and how each patient overcomes their fears to fight! We must continue to fight for a CURE!!
- • • • • July 10: We had a fantastic morning at training today! I really do LOVE Team in Training and all the incredible people I get to meet and call my friends. I did a brick this morning...12 mile ride at 5am followed by a 3 mile run at 6am with the group. Training is going great...on to fundraising! I am working very diligently to put on the BEST Life by Chocolate yet! Please visit www.lifebychocolatetnt.com to get all the details. I will be constantly adding more event sponsors and posting announcements about newly contributed auction items, entertainment, and guest speakers.
- • • • • June 11: Another great ride today, but I did take my first spill while trying too unclip and dismount. Luckily, it was just as Christine explained...I just tipped right over and bonked my booty on the driveway. So, I guess I have been officially initiated. I've been selling raffle tickets and beginning to organize this year's Life by Chocolate. Everything is going well on the TNT front here. Keep checking back...and I'll keep blogging! Until later...GO TEAM!! Oh, and a big congratulations to our recent Tulsa finishers of the San Diego event!
- • • • • May 28: I took my brand new bike out for a ride this morning and it was AWESOME! I have to admit, I was very nervous about clipping in and out with my fancy cycling shoes while actually moving, but I was a synch! I rode 12.1 miles with no blood shed and nothing broke, myself or the bike...I call that a successful ride! I also began a Crossfit Bootcamp last Friday and it goes for 6 weeks. Let me tell ya...I have not been this sore in a VERY long time...I am endulging in more noontime naps but love it! My running miles are still low (about 15/week) and I have yet to get in the pool. BUT, I am just beginning and have full confidence I will be more than ready, with your encouragement and support, to conquer the TRI on Sept. 12th and with each dollar you donate we come that mush closer to conquering cancer and finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and other blood cancers that claim too many lives. I recieved my FIRST donation last night from a great friend and past TNT participant, thanks Vicki B.! There is nothing else like getting one of those TNT Donation Notification emails. Or opening the mailbox and seeing a donation! Thank you, thank you, thank you...from me and every person who has been affected by blood cancer.