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Jun 13, 2008 by Polly Wright
Less Then a Month to Go!
September 22, 2008
It's hard to believe, but it's less then a month before I toe the starting line for the 5th Nike Women's Marathon. This will be my 3rd time doing the race.
I'm not sure where the summer has gone to, but my teammates and I are into that last stretch of long walks to prepare for the big one on October 20th. Yesterday I walked 17 miles with one of my teammates. We also had the company of one of our coaches, Ferrel Porcelli for the last nine miles. She is doing the 1/2 marathon in San Francisco in honor of her granddaughter Katie. Katie is 3 years off her treatment leukemia and is doing great. She's another child like Simone who is winning her fight against leukemia.
I have surpassed the $3,900 I needed to raise, for this event, but I'm continuing to ask for everyone's support in helping exceed that amount. 100% of every dollar over the $3,900 minimum goes straight into the mission of research and financial support for patient families.
In the 5 years that I've been involved with Team in Training I have met many amazing people who have benefited directly from new treatments that have given them a chance against their disease. These treatment have come about thanks to the millions of dollars that the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society have poured into research.
This is the 20th Anniversary of Team in Training. In that 20 years over 360,000 participants have raised more than $850 million for lifesaving cancer research and to help blood cancer patients live longer, better lives. This year we are hoping to go over 1 billion dollars to continue the fight.
Please make a donation to help my fellow Team in Training and I to reach the $1 billion mark in our 20th Anniversary year.