Running a few miles to fight cancer

Running a few miles to fight cancer
May 06, 2009 by Shawn Davenport


Many thanks to all of you who supported me on this run! Your donations make a difference! I'll be posting more information on my personal website about the race, but in the meantime click here to see some photos from around the island!



Ps, I'm still a little short on meeting my fundraising goal. If you haven't donated, please do so if you can!


A little over a year ago I signed up to train for the Chicago Marathon. Rather than do it on my own, I opted to do it with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team in Training (TNT) program. Since then I've continued to train and run various events from 10K road races all the way up to 50K (31-mile) ultramarathons out in the woods. For me, running has had a huge, positive, impact on my life allowing me to find some much needed clarity.

[Don't feel like reading anymore, click the button on the right side to donate!!!]

This summer marks my third season with TNT (second as a mentor) and I've just a few short weeks to raise my goal of $3210 for LLS. Sometimes it's hard to imagine how money given to charity is put to use. But by being involved with TNT I've had the opportunity to learn first hand the impact LLS has. From Ryan Massey, a TNT Honoree and cancer survivor who I ran the Rome Marathon with and am now honored to call my friend, to the mother of one of my best friends! The money raised has had a direct effect on so many lives by funding research and paying for treatments! And in the end, you do make a difference!

If you supported my fundraising efforts last year, I offer my thanks and hope you can do so again. If you were not able to then, perhaps you can this time around!

Speaking of this time around... I'm training for the first annual Kauai Marathon. Now I know what you're thinking, must be nice to go to Kauai and run a marathon. But rest assured, I'm not making it easy on myself. As a warm up for the marathon, which I expect will be hot as hell, I'm planning on running/hiking the Kalalau Trail on the Na Pali Coast the day before. This 22-mile out and back trail has been described as, "strenuous" and "dangerous when wet". Should be a blast!

Then, 6am the next day, I'll be out on the starting line to see what my legs have left in them. And of course, I'll be running in my Vibram FiveFingers (read: almost barefoot.)

So, you see, I'm making it all into a nice challenging adventure. But trust me this challenge is nothing compared to what hundreds of thousands of people face every day in their fight against the diseases LLS hopes to cure!

So please take a moment to click the button and donate what you can. $10 or $100, every penny makes a difference!

With many thanks,



Supporter Comments

    "Good luck Shawn -- may the wind be at your back! Treasure & Bruce"

    Treasure & Bruce Sachnoff

    Wed Aug 19 08:47:38 EDT 2009

    "Hope you did well and had a great time."


    Wed Sep 16 11:10:01 EDT 2009

    "Go Shawn, go! "

    Nena & Eric (and Piper) Erb

    Thu Sep 03 12:41:46 EDT 2009

    "Challenge yourself to donate and support Shawn's efforts for LLS. I assure you the financial discomfort could never compare to even one day of what those with this disease face."

    Kimberly Lacayo

    Thu Oct 01 05:57:00 EDT 2009

    "Good luck, Shawn!"

    Eugene and Chi Soo

    Tue Aug 11 01:26:27 EDT 2009

    "Good luck, Shawn! Your dedication is inspirational!"

    Karen & Jang Kim

    Wed Aug 12 11:45:50 EDT 2009

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,075.00 | Goal: $2,765.00
111 %

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My Thanks To

Wu Wen  
kelly jo elleson  
Krista Van Tassel  
Kimberly Lacayo  
Phuong Vo  
Linda A. Doll  
Mauro Bardelle  
Mark Stone  
Nena & Eric (and Piper) E...  
Jay Norton  
Treasure & Bruce Sachnoff  
Joe & Tammy Maltese  
Aidan Donohoe  
Deirdre Stretton  
Tina Margrethe Eriksen  
Brian Doll  
shannon power  
Alyson Mar  
Adam Uffalussy  
Brian Eppert  
Todd Bernstein  
Ajit Renavikar  
Karen & Jang Kim  
Linda A. Doll  
Eugene and Chi Soo  
Kristin Garrity