Life is about making sacrifices. Cancer patients give so much of everything. They give time, energy, money, even their lives. Every four minutes, someone new is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every 10 minutes, someone dies. Surely, I can give something. To be honest with you, I’m not that fond of running, nor do I love fundraising. That’s the wonderful thing about the Team in Training experience, it’s about stepping out of your comfort zone and growing. I’m sure cancer patients aren’t fond of suffering and dying.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. The mission of LLS is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Team in Training is the runners, walkers, cyclists, hikers and triathletes who will participate in the world’s major marathons, triathlons, hiking adventures and century rides this year on behalf of LLS. Team in Training has trained nearly half a million runners, walkers, triathletes, cyclists and hikers and has raised more than $750 million dollars in research funds.
Reason I run with Team In Training
To honor my mother.
Get in shape.
Raise money for a cure.
Network with great people.
Impress my friends and family.
Complete items off my bucket list.
To challenge myself.
To spend time with my fiance’.
To inspire others.
I run to honor my mother, Diana T. Echols who passed away of Lymphoma in 2008. Any support you can offer on my journey to 26.2 miles will be greatly appreciated. Whether it’s $2.00, prayer, or a quick note for luck.
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