Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Asking For Help

Many of you already know that I am training with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training to run the Country Music Half Marathon. What you may not know is that I need some serious help with my fundraising.

I am raising funds to help fund research to find a cure for blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma. I am completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. The victims of blood cancers are too often children; these children can become survivors rather than victims when we find a cure.

One of my honored teammates is Jillian. Jillian was first diagnosed at age one with myelodysplasia in 1999. Six months later, it became AML. She and her twin sister, Jade, had the same cancer. Jade died in 2000 after relapsing after her bone marrow transplant. Jillian relapsed in 2002 and again in 2004.

In 2007 Jillian was diagnosed with a cancer called osteosarcoma; the tumor is right above her left knee. None of Jillian's treatment options offer a guarantee, but if anyone can fight this battle, it's Jillian. She is a special little 9 year old superstar and the family comedian. She is the force that keeps her family focused and hopeful; but more research is needed to find a cure and secure Jillian a chance to grow up and realize her dreams.

Please help me meet my fundraising goals by making a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission. Seventy five cents of every dollar donated goes directly to support blood cancer research and patients. My fundraising goal is $1800; if all of my blog readers donate just $10 each, I will be well on my way to reaching that goal.

My fundraising page is here. Please visit it now and make a donation of any amount you can.

Thank you so much for supporting me! This cause is very important to me, and your donation is truly appreciated.

1 comment:

J said...

You rock, wifey!