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92 hours to go and counting...
May 08, 2013 by Sally Brzozowski

As we near the finish line (literally), I wanted to share some amazing numbers with you:

254+ miles - that's how far my mom and I have run since we started our training. We ran on ice, on treadmills while watching "Survivor" (me), on the beach, on the rail trail between meetings (mom), and together along the Charles River on Marathon Monday.

13:04 - that's my fastest mile to date - I expect to finish the half at about a 14:30 pace, but it's clear that we've gotten tons stronger since we started in January.

13.1 - that's how many miles we have ahead of us in Providence.

50% - that's the likelihood of rain during those miles, but we're not going to let anything stand in our way!

$6,214 - that's the amount that YOU have helped us raise to help find a cure for blood cancers. It's been incredible to have your support for this cause, and we'll be thinking of all of you as we race on Sunday.

15 years - that's how long it's been since I was diagnosed with Leukemia. At this time 15 years ago, I was entering my third month of treatment. My hair was starting to fall out, and our family had lost all sense of normalcy.

But this Sunday, just 15 years later, we're going to write a new chapter by finishing the Cox Providence Half Marathon together - with our team, our support crew, and YOU.

Thanks again for all your support - please help us reach our final goal of $6,500 by making your final gift now! Every dollar gets us closer to a cure.

We'll "see" you at the finish line!

Two weeks to go!
Apr 28, 2013 by Sally Brzozowski

Our race is in less than two weeks!

We have been running our butts off this spring - on Marathon Monday, we ran ten miles - the furthest I've ever gone. As we run, we inevitably talk about how crazy it is that we're able to be here, today, running alongside each other, when there are so many other stories my leukemia diagnosis could have written and so many people still facing blood cancers today. It's humbling and inspiring.

On May 12, we're going to leave it all on the course - but before then, we're hoping to raise $6,500! Just click to the right if you can donate, or leave a comment if you want to know about other ways to help.

Thanks to everyone who has supported us in this endeavor - we're almost there!

Fifteen years later: Running for a cure
Mar 27, 2013

A cancer survivor + her mom + 13.1 miles = a grand undertaking that needs YOUR support!

From Sally:

Fifteen years ago this spring, our family sat on the fifth floor of the hospital at Dartmouth and heard these terrible words: "You have cancer."

Those words kicked off a journey that made me who I am today - a trip that included months and then years of chemotherapy, weekends in the hospital, life-threatening complications, amazing people met along the way, and a passion for improving the lives of others.

Today, I am a healthy young woman who is totally cancer free and ready to run 13.1 miles to prove my strength and honor those who are fighting the same battles I once did. I run for Brian, for Olga, for Meredith, for Grandaddy, for Kelly, for all my campers, and for YOU. Your donation today is a symbol of your support - every dollar gets us one step closer to a cure.

From Jane:

Run 13.1 miles? Me? YES, I'm back with Team in Training, celebrating Sally's health and fighting for cures for other children.

It's easy to forget that this struggle continues. I would often like to forget. But my work at Dana-Farber and our connection to other families reminds me, constantly, that children are being diagnosed with leukemia and other cancers, every day. Team in Training is also raising money for research to find cures for diseases that have hit other wonderful people in my life: lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma.

In May, Sally and I will run a half-marathon in Providence, Rhode Island. Come cheer us on - or maybe you want to JOIN us?

Please support us by making a donation today.

Thank you!

Sally & Jane


Supporter Comments

    "My sister, Carol, is a breast cancer survivor, so my family understands the terror that cancer inflicts. We feel so blessed and thankful that she survived it, and for your happy outcome as well. It's my pleasure to donate to your team and hope to participate more fully in some future event."

    Kathy Zaharchuk

    Mon Dec 31 10:01:36 EST 2012

    "My donation is in honor of the entire Brz family as they ALL lived through cancer and all the ups and downs."


    Fri Jan 18 07:36:49 EST 2013

    "Good luck Brzozowskis! Your story is so inspiring and you guys are going to rock it. Sally, hope to catch you for a run by the Charles sometime!!"

    Emily Lapointe

    Thu Feb 21 11:08:28 EST 2013

    "Go Sally! So proud of and pumped for you."

    Lucy Midelfort

    Tue Feb 26 10:03:21 EST 2013

    "Make me proud, baby girl! You're so beautiful inside and out. I'm so proud of you and I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT!! Love you, love you, love you :)"

    Lauren Mahoney

    Tue Feb 26 11:40:54 EST 2013

    "Go team Brzozowski!!!!!"

    Allison Levesque

    Tue Feb 26 02:35:00 EST 2013

    "You are everyday heros. Thank you for your love, dedication, and inspiration! Go girls!!! "


    Tue Feb 26 04:31:14 EST 2013

    "Go team!!!"

    Geoff Muller and Sari Oseasohn

    Tue Feb 26 05:13:57 EST 2013

    "Good luck, lady!"

    Sarah Mitchell

    Tue Feb 26 05:49:57 EST 2013

    "Yay Sally and Jane!! You two are always doing something fun (assuming a 13.1 mile run can be FUN) and meaningful! :-) I'm so lucky to have Sally and the whole Brzozowski family as my friends, and I hope this event helps to keep others' good friends and family healthy."

    Sara Thibodeau

    Wed Feb 27 09:44:38 EST 2013

    "So proud of you and happy to support! Love, Priti"

    Priti Rao

    Wed Feb 27 11:17:12 EST 2013

    "My uncle passed away 4.5 years ago after a long battle with Leukemia. I am happy to see you have won your battle and I think your committment to helping others through their own fight is very honorable."

    Emily Riskalla

    Wed Feb 27 11:20:43 EST 2013

    "Always an inspiration - go team! xo"

    Kris Siebert

    Wed Feb 27 02:29:48 EST 2013

    "Best of luck on this undertaking. I'm so proud of you both for doing this and hope to see you soon. You need to RUN out to the West Coast sometime and hang out again!"

    Dan Risman-Jones

    Wed Feb 27 03:37:52 EST 2013

    "So happy to support Jane and Sally in this fundraiser! Our family has been touched multiple times by cancer. Let's hope someday there is a cure."

    Jennifer Calabro

    Wed Feb 27 04:25:54 EST 2013

    "Have fun."

    Celeste & Frank Catano

    Wed Feb 27 08:37:20 EST 2013

    "You're doing a wonderful thing, Sally! Congratulations on 15 years cancer-free, and good luck on race day!"

    Sarah Hoke

    Wed Feb 27 08:47:57 EST 2013

    "So happy to help your cause - and be a small part of all that you have to celebrate. A story of pure love..."


    Wed Feb 27 09:32:11 EST 2013

    "Best of luck!"

    Jon Richardson

    Thu Feb 28 05:41:04 EST 2013

    "You are both inspirational! Thanks so much for doing what you do in honor of such great people."

    Catherine Brzozowski

    Thu Feb 28 06:49:25 EST 2013

    "Such an emotionally touching story! It is so great that you can both do this together for such a needed cause. What an awesome team!! Best of wishes to you and your family."

    Roberta Hall

    Thu Feb 28 07:56:37 EST 2013

    "Kat told us at SMP that you're running - I know how much you both mean to her, and I'm happy to help the cause!"


    Thu Feb 28 11:06:50 EST 2013

    "My husband Tommy passed away due to cancer, 4 years ago this saturday. Thanks Jane and Sally for your efforts!"

    Seren Bruce

    Thu Feb 28 11:57:19 EST 2013

    "You go girls! I ran the Dublin marathon in 2000 with TNT in Sally's honor. So happy Sally is doing the running for this one!!"

    Laurie Dickson

    Thu Feb 28 03:35:11 EST 2013

    "To my very best friend!!! Love you Sal & Jane!!"

    Rachel Horan

    Thu Feb 28 05:02:37 EST 2013

    "go girls!"

    Drayton Gerety

    Thu Feb 28 05:52:21 EST 2013

    "This is in loving memory of Nat Breseler "

    Heidi Risman-

    Fri Mar 01 12:11:12 EST 2013

    "So proud of the two of you!!! "

    Rachel Spekman

    Fri Mar 01 03:12:54 EST 2013

    "Go Sally!"

    Megan Y.

    Fri Mar 01 07:40:45 EST 2013

    "Yay Sally!"

    Pem Brown

    Sat Mar 02 11:36:34 EST 2013

    "Best of luck!"

    Amanda & Mark Lang

    Sat Mar 02 01:16:53 EST 2013

    "You are awesome Sally!"

    Meg Massey

    Sat Mar 02 01:52:29 EST 2013

    "Go Sally! "

    Michael Falcone

    Sun Mar 03 06:03:35 EST 2013

    "In honor of friendship, the Treasure Hunt People, and PB&J sandwiches."

    Sharyn Hardy Gallagher

    Tue Mar 05 07:49:06 EST 2013

    "Good luck!"

    Michael Neal

    Tue Mar 05 08:43:35 EST 2013

    "You are an inspiration! "

    Barbara Carbonneau

    Thu Mar 07 11:10:12 EST 2013

    "Go Sally! You are an inspiration!"

    Lindsey Poole

    Sat Mar 09 12:53:45 EST 2013

    "I had no idea Sally has faced what she has faced, and am more than happy to donate to your team in hopes that the money can help move the world closer to being free from these kind of illnesses."

    Beth Hankes

    Wed Mar 13 12:52:23 EDT 2013

    "Jane and Sally - GO, BABY GO!!! I am so inspired and impressed by both of you. While I may not be with you in person, I'll be with you in spirit - cheering you on."

    Gayl Wilshire

    Tue Mar 19 07:14:58 EDT 2013

    "You go, girls! =)"

    Lori Davis

    Tue Mar 26 10:40:17 EDT 2013

    "Sally & Jane You are inspirational! Enjoy your time together for this great cause:)"

    Maureen Dastous & Neil Jorgensen

    Tue Mar 26 05:50:38 EDT 2013

    "Awesome!! Have a great race. Best of luck Jane and Sally! We're cheering for you! Love Irene and Ernie"

    Irene Cousino

    Wed Mar 27 09:37:30 EDT 2013

    "I can't run even one mile. I celebrate your health and stamina and dedication! Go Brz!"

    Ai-Ling Louie

    Wed Mar 27 01:20:15 EDT 2013

    "Good luck! I wish I could run with you."

    Melanie Prange

    Wed Mar 27 03:22:18 EDT 2013

    "Thanks for doing this guys. "

    Kathie Roy

    Thu Mar 28 07:03:44 EDT 2013

    "You go girl!"

    Rosalee Hermens

    Sun Mar 31 02:49:39 EDT 2013

    "Y'all are amazing! Thanks for letting me help, and good luck with the run. "

    Denise Provencher

    Sun Mar 31 08:30:15 EDT 2013

    "Funds raised through Geeks Who Drink trivia night - thanks to everyone who attended!"

    Trivia Night

    Sun Mar 31 08:52:22 EDT 2013

    "Go Mom/Jane and Sally! We are so proud to call you our family and we will be there to cheer you on! "

    Kat Brzozowski & Wes Miller

    Sun Mar 31 09:13:35 EDT 2013

    "Good Luck! "

    Jennifer Cullen

    Sun Mar 31 10:04:34 EDT 2013

    "From Canvas Roadshow fundraiser & the crowd at The Village Trestle!"

    Canvas Roadshow / Village Trestle Fundraiser

    Thu Apr 11 08:58:48 EDT 2013

    "Supporting the efforts of a great mother-daughter team!"

    Eve Shalley

    Mon Apr 22 05:34:00 EDT 2013

    "You two are such an inspiration! Keep up the good work!"

    Kathryn Shinkiewicz

    Thu May 02 08:10:15 EDT 2013

    "Here is the money I will NEVER spend buying my kids SpaghettiOs!"


    Wed May 08 01:06:32 EDT 2013

    " Wishing you great success with this race that will insure effetive treatment and cures for all facing this form of cancer. "


    Wed May 08 04:45:56 EDT 2013

    "Best of luck to a strong Moho!!"

    Kelley Medeiros

    Wed May 08 09:05:23 EDT 2013

    "A little late - so sorry! Time gets away from me. But I'm super proud of you and your mom. Hope the race was awesome!"

    Amy Miller

    Tue May 28 12:11:50 EDT 2013

Team Fundraising Total

Goal: $7,500.00
95 %
Donations: $7,100.00

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Thanks To

Dannie Quinn $111.00
Amy Miller $50.00
Spaghettio $50.00
Kathryn Shinkiewicz $50.00
Kelley Medeiros $25.00
Marie Forcier $25.00
Alain $25.00
Bill Davies  
Robin Rockwell  
Rachel O'h-Uiginn