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She can bike. She can run. Can she swim?
Feb 09, 2012

That's right everyone. It's time for me to face my fears and hit the water. It's triathlon time!

As many of you know, I've been involved with Team in Training for many years now and it continues to be a cause close to my heart. This year I've decided to train for the Pacific Crest Triathlon on June 24, 2012. That's 1.5k swim in open water. OPEN WATER! Eeeps!! A 28 mile bike ride and a 10k run.

I've always a fear of swimming in open water. Or swimming in general. Heck, I can't even put my head under water without squeezing my eyes shut and plugging my nose. It's a bit terrifying for me. However, when I think of what patients with leukemia and lymphoma go through every day and the fears they face regarding their health and wellness, it makes my little fear of the water inconsequential.

With training comes fundraising. As a participant in The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training, I am dedicated to raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma.

  • • The need is critical: An estimated 957,902 people in the United States are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma or myeloma. Every four minutes, someone new is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every 10 minutes, someone dies.

  • The money raised by TNT participants has enabled LLS to fund millions of dollars of research to help advance new treatments and cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, and provide critical education and support to cancer patients and their families.

Teams are made up of individuals. Without them, there is no team.

Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures. Be a part of the TEAM.


You can following my training progress on my blog!


Supporter Comments

    "Go Team!"

    Go Michele!

    Sun Jan 15 10:58:06 EST 2012

    "You go, Girl!"

    Cheryl Williams

    Sun Jan 15 01:56:18 EST 2012

    "Yep, you can swim!!! I have faith in you. Yer too hard headed to not do it!!!"


    Tue Jan 17 01:54:15 EST 2012

    "Go Michele! You can totaly conquer the water!"

    Linda Baggett

    Wed Jan 18 05:01:53 EST 2012

    "So proud of you, WW OneL!!!"

    Alida (your fellow WW)

    Thu Jan 19 05:05:09 EST 2012

    "Way to go, Michele!"

    Carrie Gentry

    Sat Jan 21 06:28:53 EST 2012

    "You go girl! You know my brother passed away from multiple myeloma. I'm so proud of you!"


    Thu Feb 09 12:22:10 EST 2012

    "Just DON"T DROWN!"


    Thu Feb 09 12:43:52 EST 2012

    "Swim, Michele, Swim!!! "


    Fri Feb 10 04:57:54 EST 2012

    "Good luck, Michele."

    Michael Bickerton

    Fri Mar 02 10:58:36 EST 2012

    "Go, go Michelle... swimming is just like running.. but on your belly and surrounded by water..."

    Jean-Marc Castagna

    Wed Mar 07 11:32:23 EST 2012

    "You are triple amazing! I am so proud of you - go get 'em! :o) "

    Nancy Artmann

    Wed Mar 07 06:05:24 EST 2012

    "Had to make it an even $3000!"

    Kate Slott

    Wed Apr 04 07:47:29 EDT 2012

    "I'm sorry it took me so long to get around to this!"

    Beth Hoyle

    Thu Apr 12 05:42:03 EDT 2012

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,150.00 | Goal: $2,950.00
107 %

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My Thanks To

Bingo Blast Fundraiser $493.00
Michael Newell $200.00
Danielle Merriam $100.00
David DeLong $100.00
Cheridy Aduviri $100.00
Bruce McConnell $100.00
Todd Grover $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Travis Wineinger $100.00
Lizzie $100.00
Silja Stanley $75.00
Qualcomm $50.00
Beth Hoyle $50.00
Kate Slott $50.00
Chad Horner and Patrick V... $50.00
Nancy Artmann $50.00
Michael Bickerton $50.00
Barbara Eichberger $50.00
Lori Girard $50.00
Hollie Shady $50.00
Karen & Paul Kriscunas $50.00
Emily Moody $50.00
Linda Hastings $50.00
Scott Archer $50.00
Karen Edwards $50.00
Carrie Gentry $50.00
Nickie Ewing $50.00
Jenni & Jon Clifton $40.00
Renee Kries $30.00
Flossy $30.00
Pamela Kriscunas $30.00
shelley blouin $25.00
Roberta Stevens $25.00
Moose $25.00
Nicole Fink $25.00
Jean-Marc Castagna $25.00
Marla London $25.00
Catherine McLean $25.00
Breezy $25.00
Colyn $25.00
Subu Iyer $25.00
Martha & Malcolm Beard $25.00
Jennifer Shaffer $25.00
Chris Beach $25.00
Lori Walser $25.00
Debski $25.00
Jennifer Lundstrom $25.00
Michelle Holley $25.00
Alida (your fellow WW) $25.00
Cheryl Williams $25.00
Go Michele! $25.00
Lizzie $12.00
Anonymous $10.00
Linda Baggett $10.00