My Fundraising Page
Nov 30, 2012
Would you consider making a difference by donating? Every dollar that is donated makes a difference toward finding a cure for cancer and it also provides help and support to patients and their families.
In 2001, I ran the Marine Corps Marathon and thanks to so many generous people, I raised over $3200. I enjoyed the whole experience and was inspired to participate in the event after talking to Judy, who lost her daughter to a form of Leukemia. At the time I met Judy, I was deciding whether or not I would be able to fit fundraising into my schedule and when I heard her story I knew right away that I wanted to get involved and do my part so that other families would not have to go through the pain that she did. Leukemia is the # 1 disease killer of children and young adults under the age of 20 and because of that I will continue to do whatever I can to help find a cure. I hope that you will help in this effort by providing a donation.
“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.” Forest Witcraft.
In January, 2013, I will be participating in the Goofy Challenge; I will be running 39.3 miles in 2 days, (13.1 miles one day and the next day 26.2). This will be challenging and may be difficult at times but my challenge is small in comparison to the challenges that families effected by cancer face every day. Many members of our team have adopted the philosophy that “There is no finish line until there is a cure." When we start to get tired or do not feel motivated or inspired to run or fund raise, we think about the patients’ and their families and then we gain the strength we need to complete our goal.
There will be many people I will be thinking and praying about as I train and run the goofy challenge. A special person that I will dedicate the goofy challenge to is my sister in law Liz who was diagnosed with Brain cancer in the summer 2011. I will approach my event in the same way that Liz has approached her challenge. Liz had such a positive attitude, strong faith and a strong determination and has been so appreciative of all the people. Thankfully, Liz is doing well now thanks to prayers, support and the wonderful Doctors at Sloan Kettering.
Would you please support me and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by donating? Perhaps you have an extra $5 or 50 cents per mile ($19.50) or $1 per mile ($39) or $2 per mile ($78) or maybe you are blessed with an abundance of money and want to donate $100 or even $500. Thanks for your support.