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Run for Life!

Discussion in 'Non-Diving Related Stuff' started by mle_osu, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. mle_osu

    mle_osu Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: DFW
    Hey everyone - I know I havent been on the board in a while, and frankly I havent been diving in a while either - and I miss it so much! I am trying to plan a trip soon, but in the meantime, I have been training for a half and full marathon!

    In 2007 I joined the Brink's, Incorporated Trailblazers running team. WHAT WAS I THINKING!? Our team joined together to raise over $20,000 for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through Team in Training. It was my first time to ever run in a race and I wouldn't put much emphasis on "run". I had signed up for the 5K (3.1 miles) and it felt like a very daunting task.

    When I ran The Big D 5K in 2007, I unfortunately started on the wrong course and ended up completing a half marathon. THAT WAS PAINFUL! Encouragers told me that I would fall in love with running. I didn't believe it then, but I do now. I have signed up for the Big D Half Marathon (INTENTIONALLY) and plan on actually RUNNING the Half this coming April 6. I also signed up for a full marathon at the Rock n Roll Marathon in San Diego! I started my training in January and continue to increase my miles weekly. I am encouraged that I really can do this!

    Since the Big D last year I have continued to run with the Brink's, Incorporated Trailblazers and have decided to continue with Team in Training to raise funds for blood cancer research. Last year the company joined together to support The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society with $20,011 and my contribution with the help of many supporters was $1,042. Thank you for donating last year.

    Brink's, Incorporated Trailblazers has increased our goal to $40,000 for the 2008 run. I am committed to supporting our goal by raising $2000 by April 1. Not only do I want to conquer running a half and full marathon, but I also want to help conquer cancer. The research for cures and therapy for blood cancers is also beneficial in finding cures for other cancers. This is important to me because many of my friends and family have been afflicted by this terrible disease. Cancer has probably affected your family and friends as well.

    Thank you in advance for your love and support. This is a challenging time for me as I prepare for the Half Marathon. It is a challenging time for people afflicted by cancer; and a challenging time for researchers as they pursue the answers to treat and prevent this vicious disease. I appreciate your support and will be thinking of you, of cancer patients, and of cancer researchers as I cross the finish line on April 6.

    May we all finish well, Emily

    Join me with your support! Donate here

    Also, if you know someone with Leukemia or Lymphoma, feel free to send me thier name!
    I would love to put it on my shirt and run on thier behalf!!


    $5 - The cost of sending a newly diagnosed family an informational packet about cancer
    $20 - Because Leukemia is the leading cause of cancer-related death among children under the age of 20
    $25- Covers a single prescription co-payment.
    $35 - Will purchase (12) Charlie Brown DVD's to explain cancer to pediatric patients.
    $40- Will educate (4) school employees on how to ease the transition back to school for a child with cancer.
    $52 - Just $1 a week for a year
    $88 - Because there is now an 88% chance of survival for children under five years old who are diagnosed
    $100 - Because with your help, we have a 100% chance of a cure in the future!
    $150- Will train (6) survivors to make First Connections with a newly diagnosed patient.
    $288 - The equivalent to $1 for each person who will be diagnosed with a blood cancer in the next 24 hours
    $365 - Just $1 a day for a year
    $500 - Enough to provide one patient/family with financial assistance for a year
    $1000 - The cost on average for a one night stay at the hospital. Many patients visit the hospital numerous times and for extended periods while undergoing treatments


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