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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