Susan Tenney's "What? She's Doing a Marathon?!" Fundraising Page

Susan Tenney's "What? She's Doing a Marathon?!" Fundraising Page
May 15, 2009 by Susan Tenney

On October 18, 2009 I will walk 26.2 miles in the Nike Women's Marathon in San Francisco. I have never done anything like this before.


I know why I'm doing it: to push myself; to step outside my box; to challenge my heart, my lungs, my feet, my will; to keep all the bread I bake and eat from getting the better of my health; to raise money for a great cause.


But frankly, I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to do it. I am not what you would call an endurance walker -- yet. This is where Team in Training comes in. They have assured me that if I do my part, they will train me to go the distance. They will teach me, coach me, support me -- so I will be able to walk the 26 miles.


But I do have to do my part: I have to show up at twice-weekly training sessions and walk increasingly long distances with my coaches and other team members. On most other days, I have to walk and do core strength or weight training on my own.


And I have to raise at least $2500. Team in Training benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by training people like me who are not athletes to participate in endurance events in return for us raising fairly large chunks of change. The money we raise goes to LLS to: fund research towards finding a cure for blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.


If you know someone who has been affected by a blood cancer and would like me to walk in his or her honor or memory, please let me know.


Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support!


XO

Susan

susan@wildyeastblog.com

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Supporter Comments

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    "MY YOUNGER BROTHER HAD A RARE FORM OF LEUKEMIA A FEW YEARS AGO. WE ARE VERY LUCKY THAT HE SURVIVED. THANK YOU, SUSAN, FOR HELPING RAISE THE SURVIVAL RATE."
     

    MC

    Mon Jun 08 03:02:30 EDT 2009

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    "You are a good person, Susan - surely a better one than I - I send wishes of success beyond your goal. jm"
     

    drfugawe

    Tue Jun 09 09:55:44 EDT 2009

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    " Good luck with everything Susan!"
     

    Dewi Davar

    Tue Jun 09 12:14:04 EDT 2009

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    "A great thing to do for a great cause. You go, sister!"
     

    TheKitchenWitch

    Tue Jun 09 01:04:16 EDT 2009

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    "Go Susan!"
     

    Jeremy

    Tue Jun 09 05:36:28 EDT 2009

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    "forget the fact that this is great charitable mission... I am donating cause your blog rocks!"
     

    Julie DiRico

    Thu Jun 18 08:19:46 EDT 2009

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    "So glad you are doing this with me!"
     

    Leslie Tenney

    Sun Jun 21 01:04:29 EDT 2009

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    "Good luck!"
     

    Stephanie

    Sun Jun 21 07:24:12 EDT 2009

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    "Susan! Best of luck in the rest of your training! I hope you're having a great summer! Looks like you are very close to making your goal. :) love always, Jonna"
     

    Jonna

    Fri Jul 24 01:08:32 EDT 2009

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    "Yay Susan!!"
     

    Erika Lefren aand Roger Brown

    Thu Jun 11 05:43:26 EDT 2009

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    "In memory of my sister, and to give my brother courage. "
     

    Anet

    Tue Jun 09 02:48:50 EDT 2009

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    "Good luck, Susan! I admire your goal and determination to achieve it."
     

    Jacqueline

    Mon Jun 08 03:58:02 EDT 2009

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    "Best of luck Susan - who knows, maybe I will see you there! "
     

    Linda Matthews

    Mon Jun 08 03:53:14 EDT 2009

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    "Good luck, Susan!"
     

    Flour Girl

    Mon Jun 08 10:08:15 EDT 2009

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,530.00 | Goal: $2,500.00
 
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