Posted on | July 30, 2010 | No Comments
We are training to participate in an endurance event as members of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. We are completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line – a cure!
Please make a donation to support my team’s participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS’s mission.
39.3 miles for 39+ lives
Every 10 minutes, blood cancer claims a life. In other words, while I run at a pace of 10 minutes per a mile, 39+ individuals will have lost their lives to blood cancer as I complete the Goofy Challenge- causing one more person to lose a loved one. Whether a young child or an adult, one more person is affected by cancer – and blood cancers accounted for 9.5% of all 2009 cancer deaths.
Every 4 minutes, another person is diagnosed with a blood cancer. These new cases account for 9.5 percent of the 1,479,350 new cancer cases diagnosed in the United States during 2009.
Team in Training is sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which is dedicated to supporting research for blood cancers while supporting the newly diagnosed. One of the main areas that they are responsible for is the development of drugs for the patients. My honored teammate Andrea is alive today thanks to one of these drugs. Others, such as an old teammates son, had his life lengthened by about 3 years before he passed away.
Once again, I’m asking for your generosity in donating to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as I train with TNT. Below are just a few examples of how the money that you donate will make a difference:
-$50 will register 1 person to be a bone marrow donor.
-$100 will pay for the cost of 4 patient’s chemotherapy drug prescription co-payments.
-$300 will train 25 peer volunteers who can provide emotional support to newly diagnosed patients.
-$500 will provide patient aid to a person with Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma or Hodgkin’s disease for a year.
-$1000 allows patients to meet with health care specialists to design and discuss their disease, treatment plan and prepare them with the info they will need during the treatment process.
Thank you for your support & GO TEAM!!