My Fundraising Page
Aug 13, 2012
Teams are made up of individuals. Without them, there is no team.
Welcome to my Team In Training home page.
I have a mission-to help find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers. To accomplish that mission, I’m participating in a sports endurance event as a member of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training. During 2012 I have being training to ride 500 miles in 6 days through the Pyrenees and later in the year to complete in one day 140.6 miles at Ironman Cozumel. Here you can see the profile of the 6 stages I did in Europe this summer with an amazing group of people from Spain, Italy, England and the USA: http://www.pirenaica.com/en/pirenaica_etapas.php Like the other members of TNT, I will be raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. I’m improving the quality of my life by participating and with your support, I can help improve the quality of life for patients and their families as well.
Lately I have received two very sad news. As some of you know, I have been coaching an incredible group of individuals, who are TNT members, to do the Cap-Tex triathlon in Austin by the end of May. Through the last few weeks, one of my trainees, Jay Taylor has been in and out of the hospital suffering from a variety of symptoms. The doctors have called it pneumonia and possibly lymphoma. He went back into the hospital and was told that he had a high % of having blood cancer. Instead, what they discovered was that Jay has Stage 4 lung cancer. Jay has been a part of multiple seasons with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in every role - from participant to coach. He is a great friend and has been going through a hard time over the past year as he has been dealing with cancer that is affecting his father as well. This can only add an even heavier burden to their family.
Here you can see Jay with Laura Mills from LLS and me at Lake Pflugerville the day after he was diagnosed with Lung Cancer:
The other terrible news came from Coach Steve Blackmon: "Late last night Deb Bearden informed me of the loss of her nephew Chris Price. Chris was just 17 years old and has been fighting cancer for just about a year. He had many complications with diagnosis and treatment along the way but he never Stopped Fighting. Deb has kept me in the loop through out Chris' entire battle. Today he rests peacefully - no more chemicals, no more needles, no more treatments." Deb and I trained and raise funds together last season, and compited at Nations Triathlon in DC.
Now more thatn ever we need to find a cure of this terrible and destructive disease!! Many people have been affected and is continuesly affected by cancer. Please make a donation to LLS in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures.
Mil gracias por apoyar la investigación para encontrar una cura de la terrible y destructiva leucemia!! Mil gracias a la organización Pirenaica y a todos los que amablemente han cooperado para continuar investigando para curar todo tipo de cancer de sangre!!!
Aqui pueden verme con mis amigos Asier (España) y Kent (Inglaterra) en nuestro recorrido de España a Francia en la cima de la Piedra de San Martín durante la Pirenaica este verano.