My Fundraising Page
Jun 08, 2009 by Adam Detsky
Running for Russ! Help save lives!
Breaking News: We did it! We did it!!!!
I ran the 26.2 miles in 4hrs, 20 mins, and 48 seconds. I averaged 9 min, 57 seconds per mile!
My goal to fundraise was $2,000. We raised $2,500.
My team's fundraising goal was $70,000. We raised over $75,000.
SUCCESS! Thank you for all of your help!!!!
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society ("LLS") is leading the fight against cancer and they need help. I have joined Team-In-Training ("TNT"), a group of runners who have united to provide support for cancer victims and survivors by running races across the country and raising both money and awareness.
All of us have been touched by cancer. It is an ugly, awful disease...in all of its forms... and it needs to be eliminated. No more families should be torn apart, forced to work extra jobs, or find themselves having to give up their education, careers, hopes or dreams in order to become fulltime caregivers.
My team needs your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure! Our goal is to raise $70,000 by September, 2009. We can't hit our goal without help! PLEASE HELP! ANY AMOUNT HELPS!
This is the second year of "Running for Russ." Russ is Russell Riseman, my cousin who passed away on August 29, 2008 after bravely fighting esophogeal cancer for over a year. I wanted to honor his memory....and with TNT's mission of finding a cure for those who are suffering and enduring true hardship...I felt that was the best way to honor him. Russ meant the world to my family, to his loving wife and to his two amazing daughters, and now I hope to create a better world in his memory.
Two miles of my run is being dedicated to the memory of Aleyamma Abraham, Aley, the aunt of a good friend, who passed away in June 2009 of Leukemia. She brought a lot of joy to a lot of people.
I hope you find yourself in a situation where you are able to support TNT and LLS. If you wish to donate by check, please make the check payable to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and send it to Adam Detsky, 122 Sterling Road, Harrison, NY 10528.
I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!
"Please think of Russey whenever a beautiful butterfly or bird goes by, a child is heard giggling with glee, or a warm tender song is heard. Watch out in heaven, a very exciting soul is headed your way."
SEPTEMBER 2009: 85 miles jogged; 31 miles on the elliptical
AUGUST 2009: 116.5 miles jogged; 61.50 miles on elliptical
JULY 2009: 97.25 miles jogged; 71.5 miles on elliptical
JUNE 2009: 63.5 miles jogged; 80.2 miles on the elliptical.