Many of you know that I do more than just tech marketing. This summer I have taken on the challenge of running marathons… and even more daunting racing to find a cure for blood cancers.
I’m training to participate in the 2011 Nike Women’s Marathon as a member of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training. The event is a 26.2 mile run through the hills of San Francisco on October 16th.
All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. Make sure to follow my progress on my Team in Training marathon blog.
In fact, the Team in Training Peninsula Marathon team is hitting mid-season form. Yesterday, we ran an unbelievably beautiful 12 miler along the hilly coast of Pacifica. The mid-week track sessions and daily strength training certainly helped me power through the longest distance that I have ever run.
But what got me most pumped was meeting 2 honorees along the course. Two kids (just 12 and 7 years old) who are battling leukemia were at the water stops to help cheer us on. Seeing their enthusiasm reminded me why we’re running so hard… to help find a cure!
Please help by making an online donation today on my Team in Training fundraising page. Your generosity is a huge inspiration to me. More importantly, your donation directly funds effective cancer research and compassionate patient support. Remember to ask your employer if they match your donation. It’s an incredibly easy way to double the impact of your support.