100 miles in the book!
Jun 05, 2013 by Polly Wright
What an amazing weekend of hanging out with fellow TNT'ers from all over the country, and meeting people whose lives are being extended by the treatments funded by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I'm proud to be a part of an awesome group that raised 4 millions dollars. I'm especially proud of our Chapter's very own Bill Kenny who raised $102,000.
The ride was absolutely beautiful. Spectacular weather, and the views were amazing. I've seen pictures, but they're even more beautiful seeing them live. The climbs were tough, but all I could think about were my team mates, Andy and Shannon that have endured chemo and were out there riding. This was Andy's 10th anniversary riding this event.
It won't be another 5 years between events. The weekend has rekindled my passion for helping find a cure. As the LLS saying goes "someday is today."
Thanks for your help and support.
Less then 2 months to go!!
Apr 07, 2013 by Polly Wright
The weather is slowly geeting a little warmer, but still a frosty 35 at the start of today's group ride. We had a brief pause in the action to take a few pictures and admire the scenery on either side of the bridge.
Take a good look at that picture and guess which one turned 59 today, a birthday he wasn't sure he'd see a few years ago. Successful treatment has him in remission and he'll be part of our Taho Century team. Your donation helps make such successful outcomes possible.
I'm turning 59 in 2 weeks. If you want to get me a birthday gift, it's real simple. Just click on the donate button and give $59. If you want to give more or less that's okay too.
Shoveling for a cure! :-)
Feb 10, 2013 by Polly Wright
Mother nature certainly can be a bear sometimes. She certainly dumped a load of snow on us this weekend. I can be thankful because we only had a foot of snow in our yard. I guess I should be happy I don't live in coastal Connecticut or Massachusetts.
We were supposed to have our first outdoor training session yesterday. It will have to wait a week. Training for a June century when living in the Northeast can be challenging. I managed to do a few 50 mile rides outdoors in January. Hopefully I'll get outdoors again real soon.
I can moan and groan about how much of a nuisance the snow was, but then I think about the people I'm riding for.
What about the little girl who can't go out to play in the snow because her immune system is compromised by the effects of chemo?
What about the family who can't afford to have somebody come shovel them out because their medical bills or so high due to the cost of treatment?
Those are just a few examples of the type of people that I'm riding for. Think about who you know that are impacted by the effects of cancer. Please join me in helping to find a cure.
Polly Is Back!!!!
Dec 06, 2012
Welcome to my Team In Training home page.
In 2003 I did Saint Anthony's Triathlon as my first event with Team in Training. It was such an amazing experience and I learned so much about blood cancers and all the work that The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society does in the never ending fight against these cancers. I continued with Team in Training and went on the complete another 11 events. After that I took some time off from participating as a member of the team. I still continued to support other Team members by donating to their efforts.
I took time off from TNT, but I realized that cancer doesn't take time off. It continues to place tremendous burdens and stress on patients and their family members. The work of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society continues and I felt I needed to get back to helping the society with its mission to help find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers.
To celebrate my 10 year "anniversary" of Team in Training participation I am returning in 2013 to take part in my 13th event by cycling 100 miles during "America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride." Among my teammates pictured above there are survivors and and people who have lost love ones to cancer. Like my teammates, I will be raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. These treatments go beyond blood cancers. Nearly half the cancer drugs newly approved by the FDA since 2000 were initially developed for blood cancer patients. With your support, I can help improve the quality of life for patients and their families as well.
Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures.