It’s that time again! I am on a mission-to help find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers and all cancers. To accomplish that mission, I’m running 2 special races this year in Honor of 2 special people…as well as running for all of my Honorees!…and doubling my annual fundraising goal to $10,000!
My 2 special Honorees this year are my friend George Evanoff and my sister Elizabeth Lewis-Smith. Both were recently diagnosed in the last couple of months, George with a brain tumor and Liz with breast cancer. Both have had surgery and George started chemo and radiation treatments a couple of weeks ago and Liz starts chemo next week. They are two of the hardest working, most positive, can-do attitude people I know…they are fighters and doing well!
For them and all my Honorees, I am running the Eastern States 100 on August 16th and the Oil Creek 100 on October 11th…two very tough races for two very tough individuals! And in the middle of all that, on September 27th, I will be supporting The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the good fight by running the Akron Marathon…all in all, 226.2 race miles for a cure! Woohoo!
Through all of these races and many long training days over the next few months I will be carrying my Honoree list made up of friends and family with cancer and lost to cancer. The list includes Herb Landis, Paula Massey, my friend Rodney Cundiff – brain tumor survivor, Judy Evanoff (George’s wife!) – lost to melanoma, my uncle Jack Connor – colon cancer survivor, my Mom – breast cancer survivor and many others…162 to date. It is my honor and privilege to run for all of my Honorees. When the miles get long and lonely, I remember their struggle and they keep me going!
It takes more than one person to make up a team and that’s why I’m asking you to donate to my TNT fundraising page! By participating as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) TNT, I am raising funds to help find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients.
Your donation will help fund treatments through LLS that save lives every day; like immunotherapy’s that use a person’s own immune system to kill cancer. Every single donation helps save a life with breakthrough therapies such as these!
I need your help to reach my $10,000 fundraising goal! Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures for all! It won’t be easy…it never is…but it will be worth it!
If you have a family member or friend with cancer or lost to cancer that I can run for, please send me their name and their story. I would be honored to run for them!
Please consider a donation. We need all the help we can get to fight the good fight. Thank you!
Run Steady, Run Strong!