My Fundraising Page
Mar 26, 2010 by Mark Curphey
Racing to Save Lives
Welcome to my Team In Training home page. If you are or have been a road warrior like me you have probably seen the adverts for Team in Training on a plane. Probably like me you skipped over the message thinking it was for Type A's with too much time on their hands. A while back I got a mail from a friend at work saying that she was running the marathon in honor of her friend who died of Leukemia in January of this year. For a while I had wanted to run a marathon but kept finding excuses not to do it. Truth is I don't have a excuse so here it is. I am in! June 26th in Seattle I will run 26 miles raising money for Leukemia and Lymphoma and other forms of blood cancer.
I'm training to participate in an endurance event as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!
Please be generous. Anything helps from a few dollars upwards. I am fine if you want to donate in order to induce pain in me or relieve pain in others. It is all good!
I am also totally open to speaking and writing events, wearing company logos or even other ideas in return for sponsorship. It's all for a genuinely good cause!
If you work for Microsoft, please use the following link to ensure your donation is matched (http://give/). When searching for the organization in //give, look for this listing:
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Inc. (make sure you select the Seattle, WA branch)
In the section that asks for purpose, please type: "Team in Training - Seattle Rock & Roll Marathon- Mark Curphey"
I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress.
You can track my run stats on the Garmin Connect site here using an RSS reader to see just how tough I am finding it!
Thanks for your support!