Renee's Running a Half Marathon!

Renee's Running a Half Marathon!
Jul 19, 2010 by Renee Ross

Racing to Save Lives

Hey Friends and Family!

As most of you know, I've recently lost 45 pounds and have been working diligently to live a healthy lifestyle. Now that I'm close to meeting my weight loss goal, I've decided to make a new one - completeing the Nike Women's Half Marathon on October 17th, 2010 in San Francisco. Six months ago, I balked at the idea of running 13.1 miles but I want to accomplish this goal and make a difference in the lives of others while completing my personal goal.

I''m training to participate in the Nike Women's Half Marathon as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. We are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am completing this event in honor of Ja'Naya. She is currently battling against leukemia and winning!

As I run I will think of Ja'Naya's strength. I will also remember my Aunt Helen and her daughter who were unable to win their battle against Leukemia. It is my hope that one day there will be a cure for these diseases.

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission to fiind a cure. I would like to meet my goal by August 6th that way I can focus on training.

$500 can help pay for 12 anti-nausea pills for a patient on chemotherapy

$400 will help pay for 1 lab chemistry

$300 will assist with 1 round of radiation treatment co-pays

$250 will help pay for 1 IV therapy session co-pay

$200 will pay for 1 lab test co-pay

$100 will pay for 1 round trip per day for 5 days for a patient living in rural Georgia to drive to treatment in Atlanta

$42 will pay for 1 anti-nausea pill for a person in treatment

$30 allows 1 patient to make a First Connection with a trained peer volunteer.

$20 will help pay for 1 round trip per day for 5 days of treatment at a facility for an urban patient.

$5 will cover the costs to send a packet to a newly diagnosed patient, which includes information on support and their specific disease.

I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!


Supporter Comments

    "What a great cause - I will let everyone know about it as well :o)"

    Laquita Banks and Marci Walker

    Wed Aug 04 09:21:33 EDT 2010

    "Good luck Renee! I know you will do great. I'm so proud of you. xoxo"

    EA SPORTS Active

    Thu Sep 23 02:30:38 EDT 2010

    "You go grrrl!"

    Kim Moldofsky

    Tue Sep 07 11:11:29 EDT 2010

    "Go Renee! You're going to rock it!"

    Heather D @ Shrinking Jeans

    Tue Aug 31 12:05:10 EDT 2010

    "I can't wait to hear the results - you will do fantastic!"

    Allison Peltz

    Wed Aug 18 05:33:21 EDT 2010

    "Go Renee! You ROCK!"

    Melissa Anderson

    Tue Aug 17 01:15:07 EDT 2010

    "Renee, Thanks so much for running in support of such a very important cause. We are so proud of you! Good luck! We will continue to keep Ja'Naya in our prayers."

    Diane Moorman-White

    Tue Aug 17 12:36:39 EDT 2010

    "Behind you all the way, Renee! So proud of you, for your training, and for your dedication to such a great cause. Go get 'em!"


    Thu Aug 12 03:11:31 EDT 2010

    "Thank you so much for running in Ja'Naya's honor! Every day, we witness the power of great treatment, and we want to do all we can to help make sure others have the same!"

    Jennae Petersen

    Thu Jun 10 04:59:15 EDT 2010

    "Renee, What you're doing is beyond incredible and so inspirational! Bless you! xoxo Audrey"

    Audrey McClelland

    Fri Jun 11 09:37:31 EDT 2010

    "Good Luck !!!!"

    KaJuana Moore

    Sat Jul 17 09:00:04 EDT 2010

    "Great cause, Renee. Rock that run!"

    Lotus Carroll

    Sun Jul 18 04:26:39 EDT 2010

    "May God continue to richly Bless and Keep Everyone involved!! "

    Selena Hamilton

    Fri Jul 30 04:05:58 EDT 2010

    "You can do all things through Christ who will strengthen you . I thank Him in advance for your success!!"

    Beverly Allen-Plummer

    Wed Jun 23 11:16:16 EDT 2010

    "Ja'Naya is cute as a button! May you have the wind at your back, a smile on your face, and good friends to meet you at the finish line."


    Sat Jun 12 06:56:02 EDT 2010

    "Great cause! Wish you all the best!! :~)"


    Fri Jun 11 10:20:16 EDT 2010

    "I'm a total stranger but I somehow came to Ja'Naya's mom's website and read her story. YAY you for doing this event."

    Sarah Cerles

    Thu Oct 28 05:56:06 EDT 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $5,220.00 | Goal: $4,900.00
107 %

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My Thanks To

American Express  
Sarah Cerles  
Guillotine Co.  
EA SPORTS Active  
James Kloss  
Kristina Daniele  
Paul Garnes  
Marion Robinson  
Kim Moldofsky  
Katja Presnal  
Karen Richburg  
Darroll Lawson  
Karen King  
Melissa Taub  
Heather D @ Shrinking Jea...  
Gail Jenkins  
Melissa Bunn  
Sheena Tatum  
Wanda Young  
eva laurio  
Brooke Brimm  
Allison Peltz  
Melissa Anderson  
Talibah Mbonisi  
Thea Rudland  
Tai Ford  
tanyetta mckoy  
Dr Deborah Lewis  
Delphine Chambliss  
David McCorty  
Robert Wise  
Diane Moorman-White  
Beverly Allen-Plummer  
Mike Rupert  
Jane Porricelli  
Laura Levitan Levitan  
Brandy Griffin  
sigidi harvey  
Ted Rubin  
C.L. Shelton  
Alma C. Hall  
Beki Berrey  
Lisa Moawad  
Aracely Sanchez  
Cooper Munroe  
Kyle Judkins  
BornFit LLC  
Lori Vann - @kjnsmom  
Detavio Samuels  
Maria Bailey  
Geraldine Clahar  
Robin Smith  
Beverly DeVoe-Payton  
Chiquita Covington  
Dina Johnstone  
Sherrelle Andrews  
Dana Lee  
Caunda Lee  
Chrisanthea Anderson  
Rhonda Waller, PhD  
Laquita Banks and Marci W...  
Felicia Hardnett  
Michael Covin  
Dana Pigford Brownlee  
Beth Rosen  
Megan Calhoun  
Yulonda Christie  
Lynne Mixson  
Selena Hamilton  
Kelley Thomas  
Anton Nichols  
Tonya Hicks  
David Weintraub  
Dawn Rizzoni  
Dwayne & Sheliza Ismail  
Amy Bellgardt  
Lotus Carroll  
George Smith  
KaJuana Moore  
Jennifer James  
Randy Moore  
Nancy Collins  
curtis e. moore  
Dennis Allen  
Marilyn Ross  
Beverly Allen-Plummer  
Nedra McClyde  
Linsey Knerl  
Regina Mills  
Lauren Colvin  
Frank Ullman  
Kathryn Shirley  
Colleen Padilla  
Naomi Shapiro  
Audrey McClelland  
Lynn Colwell  
Jennae Petersen