My Fundraising Page
Oct 27, 2009 by Jim Asker
Thank you for coming by my fundraising page! You don't know how much I appreciate you considering a donation for Team In Training and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.
The photo on this page is of Tanya, who passed away last year after a courageous battle with Lymphoma. She was 21. I became aware of Tanya's story through her cousin Erin Sparks, a very good friend of mine. What happened to Tanya was more than tragic- her young life taken due to this horrible desease. So in honor of Tanya, we run. I hope you will make a small donation to help honor her and to hopefully find a cure once and for all.
I feel almost guilty saying this after talking about Tanya. I am a survivor of the same desease. In 2005 I was diagnosed with stage-4 'non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.' I have been in remission for 4-years now. Being able to run again is no short of a major miracle. I don't take it for granted.
So here's the deal...I am training for the Country Music 'Half' Marathon which is Saturday, April 24th, and I have a daunting goal. I am trying to make it to $15,000. It feels almost impossible right now, but guess what...there was a time that I thought beating my cancer seemed impossible too. With that said, even if it's just a few bucks that you can give. I would really really appreciate you--every dollar counts... I am dead set on making this goal!
Not just me, but all of these wonderful people involved with Team in Training are doing this together with the hope that someone laying in bed right now...will be out here pounding the pavement with us next year! Someday we will have a cure for this rotten desease of lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma and stop it once and for all from taking more lives.
Oh, and if you do donate today would you also please make a 'comment' for my page. I really enjoy those! And please...whatever you can give helps. There is no amount that is too low.
Thank you for reading this. And once again I leave you with rock n' roll scripture from Bruce Springsteen-..."No Retreat, No Surrender!"
God bless you.