It’s over; finito; fin, finished!!! I DID IT. I’ve completed my first
But I didn’t do it alone. Hundreds of my TEAMmates from all over the country finished the Half and Whole Marathon along with me. We were joined by our families, our friends, and other well wishers. We had our terrific Coaches, Mentors, and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society Staff to help us all along the way.
I also had my own support team made up of all the wonderful people who sent me cards and emails, text messages and voicemails wishing me the best and telling me I could do it.
And, of course, I want to thank everyone who helped in such a big way with my fundraising efforts. This whole endeavor was really about that. Through my efforts I hoped to inspire others to give so that we could raise money to help fight blood cancers.
This past race weekend I was reminded over and over in many different ways of how important our work is. Helping people, like my Honored Hero Olivia, survive cancer; and honoring those people who did not, was the real goal.
All of us on Team In Training raised these funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. Your generous support not only helps fund research and lobbying efforts, it also helps individual families, literally fighting for their lives, pay for expensive medicines, pay for travel expenses, and gives all sorts of other help when they really need it most.
Please continue to make donations to support Team In Training and to help advance the Society's mission. Any amount will help; you can donate anonymously or be recognized as a participant of my team and the
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Again, thank you so much for your support and generosity; I’ll see you at the next finish line.