My Fundraising Page
Mar 15, 2012
Welcome to my Team In Training home page. I'm back after almost six years and this time I'm even more determined to raise as much as possible to help find more effective treatments and cures for blood cancers. But this year, instead of riding a hundred miles, I'm going to run a half-marathon. 13 long miles, made longer by the reality that it's been a long time since I hit the pavement or stepped on a treadmill.
I have to admit that when I rode my two century bike rides in 2005 & 2006, I did not have a 'true' connection to the cause. Though, I met folks along the way who had a lasting impact, we all sort of moved on with life. I got busy having two wonderful boys, Matty & Sam, and Andy and I, in our sleepless state, substituted trips to the park, driving to preschool, and watching "The Backyardigans" for exercise (shame on us) .
But the last year and a half has truly reconnected me to the cause. We sadly lost three family/extended family members including my sweet Dad, Normie, and two dear best friends, one of the latter a result of myeloma. It goes without saying that when you lose a loved one you'll never feel you've had enough time. You'll always want another minute, another opportunity to tell them you love them—it's simply never enough is it? We would give anything for maybe another minute, another week, another month, another year. Imagine if the next clinical trial that our fundraising dollars helps finance leads to something that gives us even a bit more hope, a bit more time... I work in clinical research; I know first-hand that success happens, that new drugs are developed, and that miracles happen. But I also know that these successes do not happen without funding. Lots and lots and lots (and then lots more) funding. And that's where doing TNT again comes in.
The three folks I'm running in memory of—in honor of—were equally humble, graceful, and generous of heart and soul. I hope to honor their memory—the lasting imprint they left in my heart & soul—in this run and in my attempts to raise money for this area of research.
Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures. It will be greatly appreciated.