In Memory of My Uncle Mike Griffith

Joseph's Team In Training Blog
Sep 18, 2012

Run For Griff

Eighteen years ago I lost my uncle, Mike Griffith, to Leukemia. “Griff”, as he was called by most, had a zest for life. He was the kind of guy that could not only motivate you to tackle the challenges of life; he’d have you believe it was going to be fun while you were doing it. Sadly, Griff’s time on this Earth was cut short by a blood cancer called Leukemia during my freshman year in college. I spent Thanksgiving with him that year, but he didn’t make it to Christmas.

Like most everyone else, I have donated to various charities over the years, but I always had a thought in the back of my mind that I wanted to do something special to support an organization with a mission of curing the very disease that took Griff from our family. Recently, I was made aware of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training (TNT).

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training is an endurance sports training program that raises money for Leukemia and Lymphoma cancer research as well as the support of patients and their families through their individual battles with these blood cancers. Since 1988 TNT has raised over $1.3 billion for this research and trained over a half a million runners, walkers, triathletes, cyclists, and hikers.

This year, with the help and training of TNT, I am running the Houston Marathon in memory of my Uncle Griff. I am calling it, very simply, “Run for Griff”.

I have set a goal to raise $1,800 by November 16th.

Please make a donation and help me advance the research for the cure of Leukemia. Although I “Run for Griff”, your donation will directly benefit a Leukemia or Lymphoma patient today.

Thank you for considering this cause,


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Supporter Comments

    "Griff would be proud of you running for the cause. He once said that it was too late for him, but, please help the children. We will never forget his wish. "


    Sat Jan 05 09:57:00 EST 2013

    "So poud of you Joseph. We will see you after wards ready to celebrate! Stay strong. --The Glasgow Family"

    Jen Glasgow

    Sun Jan 06 03:32:27 EST 2013

    "Thanks for sending me this opportunity to donate to a great cause. Best of luck in meeting your goal. "

    Shawn Watts

    Wed Nov 07 09:45:13 EST 2012

    "Good Luck in your marathon. Thats great!"

    Janice Watts

    Wed Nov 07 12:03:17 EST 2012

    "GO JOSEPH!!! We are so proud of you!"

    Scott + Heather Hesington

    Sun Jan 13 02:27:33 EST 2013

    "Here's my two cents for your cause. Go get it, great job."

    Michael Warr

    Thu Jan 10 04:33:20 EST 2013

    "You the man"


    Sat Jan 05 05:16:35 EST 2013

    "Griff would be very touched by your efforts! Gone too soon but not forgotten! Thanks Joseph!"

    Janet Armour

    Wed Sep 19 11:46:39 EDT 2012

    "For the good works of our favorite republican!"

    Scott, Ami, Asher & Avah Dodson

    Fri Oct 05 03:22:07 EDT 2012

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,794.84 | Goal: $1,700.00
106 %

My Team

Team Total: $19,417.45 | Goal: $17,450.00

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In Memory of

Mike Griffith

My Thanks To

Anonymous $300.00
Great Job $250.00
Calpine Corporation $125.00
Scott + Heather Hesington $100.00
Kaye Griffith $100.00
Janet Armour $100.00
David Hunt $50.00
Jen Glasgow $50.00
Johnsons $50.00
Scott Davis $50.00
Eric and Jamie Armour $50.00
Eric and Jamie Armour $50.00
Scott, Ami, Asher & Avah ... $50.00
Michael Warr $30.00
Krista Mathews $25.00
Morgan Griffith $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Shawn Watts $25.00
Alon Banks $25.00
Stephanie Jourdan $25.00
Janice Watts $15.00
Joseph Armour $10.00
Caplinger $10.00
Hunter Henley  
Vicki, Art, Andrea, Bill