As you might have heard, I am training for my first
marathon with Team In Training - an endurance sports
training program that raises money for the Leukemia and
I am really excited to run the London marathon on
April 18th and would love your support for this terrific
While the idea to actually run a
marathon was inspired in part by my sister and my dad, I was
motivated to join Team In Training in order to dedicate my
energy to building hope for those suffering or living with
The mission of the Society
is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and
myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and
their families. Over the years, Team In Training has raised
more than $430 million to support the Society's six primary
initiatives: research, patient aid, public and professional
education, advocacy and community service. My personal goal is
to raise $4,500 for the Society before the marathon on April
I know that you must have received requests for donations
like this in the past, likely due to how much need there is in
the world. But let me assure you that this is an organization
that is succeeding in the battle against these difficult
cancers. While the cause of leukemia remains unknown, the
effectiveness of recently developed methods and advances in
research bring us closer every day to finding a cure. While Team
In Training typically donates a quarter of the money it
raises to support the running event itself, I want you to know
that 100% of the money I raise will go directly to the cause.
Any contribution that you might give towards the Society would
really make a difference.
Thank you in advance for your support-past and present.
I'll let you know about the results of my ongoing fundraising
and "winning time" in the marathon on April 18th.