Timah in Training

Timah in Training
Jan 04, 2010 by Fatimah Rashad

Fund-Racing to Save Lives... Third Time's a Charm!!!




I'm back at it again this year for my 3rd half-marathon as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training (TNT).

Indy Mini 2008

Indy Mini 2009


I am completing this event in honor of:

My local hero, 5-year-old Carter Hudson, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) just before his 4th birthday. After 29 days of treatment, he went into remission. He is currently in the 3rd phase of treatment, maintenance chemotherapy or "maintenance cycle". Carter will turn 6 in April.

My friend and TEAMmate Melissa Roadruck (23 year survivor!)

And all those who have been affected by the Big C. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!


Please make a donation between now and April 20th to support my participation in TNT and help advance LLS's mission.


Donate today for a chance to win!!


**Something New**This year, all online donors are eligible to win a $25 Simon Mall American Express Gift Card to be used anywhere that accepts American Express. A name will be selected at random and the winner will be announced on Saturday, May 1st. This is just my small way of showing how appreciative I am for your support.


Also, be sure to check this page frequently to see my progress.

XOXO Timah



2/6/10 For the first time EVER in my TNT experience, a group training run was cancelled. I'm told the snow made it too dangerous to even see, let alone run on, the trails. Luckily, I was in sunny Georgia visiting family and ran the 3 miles anyway. Fun times!


2/11/10 Today is the shoe clinic. I'm kind of excited to see all the running goodies.


2/20/10 Group Training was a success! I ran with a friend who kept me at a 12:10 pace for an hour. Remember when I fisrt started 2 years ago and my goal was a 15min walking pace? In the words of Kool Moe Dee, "How ya like me now?"


2/22/10 If you're in the Lafayette area, join me on Thursday, April 1st for a charity bar crawl event - Taking Shots against Cancer.


2/23/10 The gauntlet has been laid. I've started 2 new challenges on Facebook and Twitter today. If you've donated because of those challenges, you're awesome! Spread the word and best of luck to ya on the prizes.


3/6/10 Today was our TEAM breakfast. I ran 6 miles then spent some sweaty, funky, quality time with teammates and local hero Carter.

Carter and his sister Jayden making silly faces at our TEAM breakfast


3/29/10 Thanks to everyone who purchased a t-shirt for my Take Shots Against Cancer Bar Crawl. I can't wait to enjoy some adult beverages and raise awareness for The Society on April 1st. If you're in the bars that night and want to join in on the fun, look for a bunch of folks in these shirts.


Supporter Comments

    "Congratulations...you made it! The TNT members and Leukemia and Lymphoma patients and survivors inspire us all!"

    The Reed Family

    Tue Mar 30 11:14:45 EDT 2010

    "I wish you the best on reaching your goal - this is definitely a worthy cause."

    Kimberly Johnson

    Mon Mar 08 11:17:27 EST 2010

    "Fatimah, I lost my cousin 2 1/2 years ago to leukemia. It was devastating. October will be my third time participating in the LLS Light The Night Walk. It's a wonderful thing you're doing! Good luck!"

    Stephanie Genimatas

    Wed Feb 24 03:56:24 EST 2010

    "God Bless us all, especially Carter Hudson. "

    James Gardner

    Wed Feb 24 03:06:19 EST 2010

    "Go Teama! Get it?! lol. "

    Tamieka Mays

    Tue Feb 16 11:39:57 EST 2010

    "You all are inspiring! "

    M. Commander

    Thu Feb 11 03:34:04 EST 2010

    "Thank you to everyone who purchased a T-shirt for the bar crawl!!!"

    Take Shots Against Cancer Bar Crawl

    Mon Mar 29 11:57:09 EDT 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,699.80 | Goal: $1,600.00
106 %

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In Honor of

Carter Hudson

My Thanks To

Take Shots Against Cancer... $290.00
John Lee $200.00
Anonymous $100.00
Vennetta Harrison $100.00
Clinton Family $70.00
Barbara Zellars $52.40
Eddie Bland $52.40
Jane Friedensohn $50.00
Kimberly Johnson $50.00
M. Commander $50.00
Fatimah Rashad $40.00
Ariela Greenberg $36.00
Aretha Gill-Bell $25.00
Uniquely Yours $25.00
Gwendolyn Taylor $25.00
Nicole McKnight $25.00
Carol Ben-Davies $25.00
Marcie Lee $25.00
Tamieka Mays $25.00
Andrea Floyd $25.00
Amy Nash $25.00
Pamela Green $20.00
Teachea Fennell $20.00
Mary Stewart-Prince $20.00
Norma Harris $20.00
Ayanna Jackson $15.00
Hollis Thomas $15.00
A. Johnson $15.00
Talia Buford $15.00
Stephanie Genimatas $15.00
Aaron Billingsley $10.00
Sharon Grant $10.00
James Gardner $10.00
Valerine Conerly $10.00
Todd Chandler $5.00
The Reed Family