Nashville, here I come!!

Nashville, here I come!!
Nov 02, 2009 by Stephanie Cerqua

Thanks for visiting!

As you already know, I'm training to participate in the Country Music Marathon on April 24, 2010 in Nashville, TN as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. All of us with Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives.

This will be my second full marathon and will be running in honor of three very special individuals, Kennedy, Emmarie, and Lexie.

Kennedy, a five year old from Tennessee, has faced several medical challenges since being diagnosed with Down Syndrome shortly after birth. One of these challenges include battling acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Kennedy is currently in remission and doing well. Kennedy is a "sincess" (princess) and a great inspiration to many who are currently in blood cancer treatment.

Emmarie, seventeen years old, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in 2008 and endured fourteen months of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. In late 2009, Emmarie was diagnosed with biphenotypic leukemia (both AML and ALL) which is likely to have been caused by previous chemotherapy treatments for the brain tumor. Emmarie is currently inpatient and moving towards a bone marrow transplant at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital this spring. I have not yet met Emmarie but I can tell her strength and faith will bring her through this battle just as it has before.

Lexie, twelve years old, is

This little princess has proved to be a true inspiration to me and everyone around her, and I would be thrilled to run in honor of her courage and strength. Running is not my but I'm up for the challenge.

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission to cure all blood cancers.

I also have a blog you can check out frequently to keep up to date on my training and progress towards running 26.2 miles!

Thank you!!


My Fundraising Total

Raised: $293.05 | Goal: $3,400.00
9 %

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My Thanks To

California Pizza Kitchen,... $93.05
AXA Foundation $50.00
Tom Stimpson $50.00
Le Anne Silvey, PHD ACSW ... $50.00