I am very happy to tell you that as I sit here and create my web page, Erika, my mom, my dad, Gretchen,
and Lauren have just returned from beautiful, sunny Hawaii (Thanks to Make-a-Wish!). Erika is back in school, in good health, although is still
receiving treatment once a month. Studies have shown that for teenagers,
this extra phase of treatment reduces the chances of reoccurrence. Hopefully
she will be done this spring!
|With your help last year, I was able to raise OVER $7,500
for the Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society. Not to brag about the generosity of supporters,
but I was the highest fundraiser on my team for the spring season. I
am proud to say I ran my first marathon, the NJ Marathon, in under 4
hours, a huge personal accomplishment.
I believe in this program so much, I hadnít even crossed the finish line of my first marathon before I
decided that I wanted to do another marathon. I was chosen to be a mentor
for the Team In
Training Program and in October completed the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C.
(1 year after Erika was first diagnosed with Leukemia).
I have accepted a position at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offices doing recruiting for the
Team-In-Training program. And at the end of January, I began training for my
3rd marathon with Team In Training - the Suzuki
Rock-n-Roll Marathon in San Diego on June 6th.
I need your help this year, as last year. It is expected that this year there will be approximately 84
people diagnosed with Leukemia every day.
With each passing year, new
research is done, treatment becomes better and better, success rates
improve, and it is because of the generosity of supporters like you.
Please help me as you did last year, as I strive to reach my goal of
$7,501, my 3rd
marathon, and the cure for blood related cancers.
Please periodically check back, as I update the site as to my training and fundraising status!
I hope 2004 blesses you and your loved ones good health and much