A Good Cause

I'm off and running. A race, that is. And I'm in love again! With ACDC, my favorite running companions. Sorry honey. Ryan and I decided it was time to stop talking about running a marathon (just a half for us first timers) and actually get 'er done. With hopeful intentions to expand our family once again, it was sort of now or...much later. :) We enjoy running but thought it might be even more enjoyable to run for a cause. We didn't have to look far and as soon as we found TEAM IN TRAINING, we knew it fit. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and has raised, to date, $680 million dollars for research and patient care. Our family is no stranger to cancer but watching Ryker's young friend, Tyler, battle leukemia made us want to participate in an organization that has directly contributed to many breakthrough cancer treatments. In 1960, the five-year survival rate for children with the most common form of leukemia was just 4%. Today it is 85% and are we EVER thankful for that! In addition to completing our goal of running 13.1 miles at Seattle's Rock'n'Roll Marathon on June 26, I've also committed to raising $2500 in charitable donations for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by March 15th. We are so excited about this cause that we've come to consider greeting the damp cold morning at 6:45 each Saturday as a privilege. There are so many good causes and I can't begin to tell you that this one is better than the next. So I simply ask that if you have a little money to give to this great cause, please do!!! At some point in time, cancer will touch us all. It'll take just a minute to visit my TNT WEBPAGE and make your donation there. I'd love to take your money...and run! Tee hee.


Rosalyn said...

Your commitment is wonderful. Run like the wind! RT