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Feb 04, 2013

Welcome Friends!

I will be doing the Broad Street Run on May 5, 2013 as part of the Leukemia and Lympohoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training.As a team member, I am raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for blood cancers like the ones that have affected my family. I need your help.

I do this In Memory of Keith Winnick

Six years ago on February 4, shortly after 1pm, I said 'goodbye' for the last time to Keith, my youngest sibling. He was 38. Only five months before, Keith had been diagnosed with stage IV lymphoma. What Keith endured between August of 2006 and February of 2007 was beyond my comprehension. No movie I'd seen, no memoir I'd read, no prior experience with aunts, uncles and grandparents with cancer prepared me for the cruelty of this disease and the brutality of the treatment. I never want to witness this again. (Read about my brother's goodbye here.)

I do this In Honor of Stephen Winnick

Two years ago my father was diagnosed with mutliple-myeloma, the second most common form of blood cancer. At 78 and with a heart irreparably damaged 40 years ago by a massive heart attack, he's a poor candidate for a bone marrow transplant, the only real cure. Now he's on a lifelong rotation of chemo and steroid treatments. The disease and the drug regimen have robbed him of his height, his weight, and his stamina. His bones are brittle and he can barely walk. A workaholic his whole life, he struggles to fit in as much activity as he can during the few hours each week that the steroids give him a much needed boost of energy. The rest of the time, he sleeps. The fight gets harder every week.

I do this In Hope

I've never run 10 miles before, and only barely made it through a 5k a couple of years ago. But I have faith that I can complete this race. Just like I believe that it's possible to find more effective ways to tackle cancer. I've signed up for Team-In-Training in hope of accomplishing both. The funds I raise for this run will help find cures and better treatments for lymphoma and myeloma as well as other blood cancers. With your support, we can help improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

Please make a donation in support of my efforts. Thank you.




Supporter Comments

    "Keep on running, Kim! you're an inspiration."


    Mon Feb 04 08:01:57 EST 2013

    "Good luck Kim!"

    Debbie Wenclawiak

    Mon Feb 04 08:17:14 EST 2013

    "Good luck with your fundraising and running, Kim!"

    Beth Brooks

    Mon Feb 04 06:42:55 EST 2013

    "I admire your strength and courage and know you will succeed. May the wind always be at you're back! "

    Gail Ward

    Mon Feb 04 11:19:16 EST 2013

    "Good luck Kim!($18 represents the gift of "life" or "luck" in the Jewish religion)"

    Carol Greisler

    Tue Feb 05 08:24:22 EST 2013

    "You go Kim, you can do it, breathing and "Om Mani Padme" the ten miles will roll by."

    Frank Pitz

    Wed Feb 06 10:06:55 EST 2013

    "Kim, you make this world a better place."


    Thu Feb 07 10:58:24 EST 2013

    "Your are awesome !! So proud of you !"

    Patricia Valentine

    Thu Feb 07 11:57:57 EST 2013

    "Good luck Kim, I know you can do this. "

    kelly brehant

    Fri Feb 08 07:30:04 EST 2013

    "Best of luck in training! Rock on!"

    Michelle H.

    Fri Feb 08 08:33:58 EST 2013

    " thoughts are with you as you train for this, pushing you further than you thought you could go- hope to see you on Broad Street, sole-sistah!! xo"

    Jane Miloradovich

    Wed Feb 13 12:57:24 EST 2013

    "You can do it, Kim!"

    Ann Pagano

    Fri Mar 22 10:31:29 EDT 2013

    " are such an inspiration...a true warrior...Virabbhadrasana!"

    Stacy Valenti

    Fri Mar 22 10:36:15 EDT 2013

    "You go, Kim!"

    Leslie Faerstein

    Sat Mar 23 06:01:31 EDT 2013

    "You inspire us. Jeanne Griffin"

    Jeanne Griffin

    Mon Mar 25 10:06:29 EDT 2013

    "Good luck Kim. you are doing great on the Saturday runs Keep it up"

    Joe Boileau

    Tue Mar 26 10:45:41 EDT 2013

    "You are an inspiration Kim ..."

    Loretta Kane

    Thu Apr 18 09:53:40 EDT 2013

    "Keith will get you through those 5 miles! You can do it! Love Coicia Donna"

    Donna Flanagan

    Thu Apr 18 11:26:31 EDT 2013

    "Kim, you rock! "

    Sarah James

    Fri May 03 08:47:10 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $783.00 | Goal: $750.00
104 %

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My Thanks To

Debbie Wenclawiak $100.00
Kayleen Slifkin $100.00
Effie $50.00
Donna Flanagan $25.00
Loretta Kane $25.00
Joe Boileau $25.00
Jeanne Griffin $25.00
Leslie Faerstein $25.00
Stacy Valenti $25.00
Ann Pagano $25.00
Dorothy Solenski $25.00
Jane Miloradovich $25.00
Laura Rothstein $25.00
kelly brehant $25.00
Patricia Valentine $25.00
Gail Ward $25.00
Beth Brooks $25.00
Lea Ward $25.00
Fight Like A Girl $25.00
Michelle H. $20.00
Trish $20.00
Carol Greisler $18.00
Sarah James  
Jennifer Cooper  
Frank Pitz