7 Day Update – Marathon to Fight Cancer

Hey There,

Wanted to give you a quick update on our progress.  In the first week of our efforts to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the fight against cancer… with on-line donations, checks and pledges, we are already at 20% of our $5,000 fundraising goal!  Thanks so much for your financial support and words of encouragement especially to friend Tom Hopkins and The Delp Company in Maumee Ohio.  They are holding a Jeans Day on May 29th where employees will donate to help support the cause and be able to dress down.  They expect a lot of participation and hope to raise up to $500.  Their support and enthusiasm is inspiring!  Thanks so much!

We are adding to our Honoree list as well.  I’ll be running in memory of Phyllis Brown lost to Lymphoma (for cousin Jane Gnass), for my friend Carol Haddix survivor of colon cancer, for Scott Tong survivor of bone cancer (for friends Chuck and Sue Thayer), and in memory of Winifred Kain and Gladys Bless for friend Darlene Lorenzen.  Here is some of Darlene’s story:


You are very welcome.  I think it’s great that you’re doing this.  My grandmother died from leukemia when she was only 26 and my mother had a blood disease….not Leukemia but very similar.  I know what it’s like to see someone suffer from this disease.  My mom, for the last few years of her life, received blood transfusions…..near the end she needed 4 units a week.  So good luck…and God bless you for your support to this worthy cause.


 If you have a loved one that you would like to add as an Honoree, send me their name and story.  I would be honored to run for them.  And of course, if you haven’t already, please consider a donation to help advance the Society’s mission to find a cure and know that any help is greatly appreciated. 

You can donate on-line quickly and securely at:  http://pages.teamintraining.org/noh/RoadRun09/ernestlewis

For those that prefer to donate off-line, please make your check payable to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and mail it to:  Ernest Lewis, 3936 Elmhurst Road, Toledo, OH 43613.

On behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and all of our Honorees, thank you so much!

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