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Sep 01, 2011

Above: Robert & Lynn Smythe at the 2011 St. Anthony's Triathlon.


After 6 years of participating in endurance events with the Palm Beach Team in Training chapter, we have finally decided to participate in our very first marathon. Rob will be doing the Disney Marathon and I will be doing the Goofy Challenge the weekend of January 7 and 8, 2012. The Goofy Challenge is for anyone crazy enough to want to run both the Disney 1/2 marathon and Disney marathon on the same weekend. I will be running 13.1 miles on Saturday, January 7, and 26.2 miles on Sunday, January 8. That's a total of 39.3 miles I will be running at Disney, while helping to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


The Disney Marathon will be our triple crown. A triple crown participant is anyone that has completed at least one century bike ride, one triathlon and one marathon through the Team in Training program. Since 2006, I have participated in 5 century bike rides and 2 triathlons through the Team in Training program. My husband Rob, who is a TNT cycle coach, and I have raised over $30,000 for the society during this time.


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is a non-profit charity that conducts research towards cures, and helps ease the burden of those battling blood cancers such as leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease, lymphoma and myeloma.

Please consider making a donation to support our participation in Team in Training, and help advance the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission. You may make a donation by visiting my fundraising website which is located at: Or you may send us a check, made out to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, to our home address listed below.


Rob has been going through his own battle to fight cancer for the past two years. In October of 2010, he went to his urologist for a routine check up, and was hoping to be diagnosed as one year cancer free. Unfortunately the cancer was back and he had to undergo a second surgery on December 15, 2010.

Rob began what we thought was going to be a year's worth of immunotherapy and interferon treatments starting the end of January 20111. Around the beginning of April he was given the all clear! His cancer is currently in remission and instead of having to continue with a year's worth of treatments, he is now looking at a few maintenance treatments for the remainder of the year. We both enjoy being part of the Team in Training program and staying active, even while we are going through our own personal crisis, is the key to keeping a positive outlook on life. GO TEAM!


Check my Bike Diva and Run Diva blogs for updates on my training progress throughout the season.

Robert & Lynn Smythe

5312 Cleveland Road

Delray Beach, FL 33484


Supporter Comments

    "Thanks to Judy for posting this, glad to contribute...Jeffs in Jackson."

    Jeffrey McCain

    Sun Oct 23 11:15:40 EDT 2011

    "Happy Birthday Love Mom"

    Ann Smythe

    Thu Oct 20 10:24:29 EDT 2011

    "Happy Birthday, Rob! Many, many more. looking forward to celebrating with you and Lynn at the Halloween Party. I will bring you a corporate match form for the donation."

    Teri & Rick Klotz

    Wed Oct 19 07:07:55 EDT 2011

    "Rob & Lynn - Thanks so much for your dedication to the Team In Training Program. Run Run RUN!!!!"

    Christine Maly

    Fri Oct 28 09:17:18 EDT 2011

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,192.40 | Goal: $3,700.00
59 %

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My Thanks To

Laureano Ortiz $200.00
Alvin Melser, DDS $100.00
Dr. Theodore Lerner $100.00
Nancy Driscoll $100.00
Christine Maly $100.00
Adi Miro $100.00
Ann Smythe $100.00
Wesley Finch $100.00
Fred Rosenbloom $100.00
Joseph Colletta $100.00
Samuel Ferrara $100.00
Gilbert Knauer $100.00
Marie Pappas $100.00
Marilyn Perlin $100.00
Suzanne Sanders $50.00
Jeffrey McCain $50.00
Teri & Rick Klotz $50.00
Barry Goodman $50.00
Maria Schwabe $50.00
H. Marvin Stockel $50.00
Sandra Sexton $25.00
Martin Lifton $25.00
Beth Davidson $25.00
Judy Short $25.00
Carl Freeman $25.00
Norman Parrish $25.00
Katherine Reilly $23.00
Tina O'Brien $19.40
Melvin Katz $15.00
Nancy Garretson $10.00
Lenore Poltrack Gerstel $10.00