Some of you may know that this past year I got seriously
hooked on running. In fact, since being introduced to the Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program in May of 2003 and I
haven't spent two consecutive days on the couch. Over Labor Day
weekend, I successfully completed my first half marathon, the Rock
'n' Roll 1/2 in Virginia Beach, raising close to $4,000 for the
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in the process.
The experience of running in a distance event, meeting so many amazing new people, and having
the chance to work with such a worthy charity has inspired me to
attempt new heights of achievement. So, this winter I will be
training again with TNT for the London Flora Marathon.
However, despite all the great friendships I've gained, the
new sport I've come to love so much, the pounds I've taken off, and
the miles I've added to my workouts, I'm still driven above all by my
desire to help. This past year, over 106,000 Americans were diagnosed
with leukemia, lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma or myeloma and over
58,000 more lost their lives. Money that I raise in the coming months
will be used to find cures for these diseases, improve the chances of
survival for those already diagnosed, and aid the families of patients.
It's my privilege this season to be running in honor of Ayelet London and Amy
Blumenfeld, two survivors whose unswerving determination and boundless courage serve as a great inspiration to
me not only while running, but also when approaching life as a
whole I know that for some of you this is the second time in twelve
months that I'm asking you to make a contribution and that these are
not the best of times economically. However, if you could find it
within you to even make a nominal donation, I would appreciate it
greatly. All you have to do is click on the link below and enter your
credit card number. Remember, all donations you make are tax deductible.
As further incentive for hardcore supporters (or for those merely looking to take a well-timed trip), I am offering an
open bar tab the night I complete the marathon to any and all who
come cheer for me in London.
Thank you all for your sponsorship (be it financial or otherwise), I wouldn't be able to do it without you.
Donate to my fundraising efforts for
the Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society by clicking here