Friday, December 23, 2011

All I Want for Christmas is a Cure


Augie and I are almost ready for our half marathon!

We are training together (sometimes!) to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training (TNT), and will run in the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend in January 2012.

2012 will mark the tenth year we have been without B.B. Ten long years. A mother and a grandmother lost way too early. Please join us to help fund a cure for all blood cancers, and to provide aid to current patients and their families.

Since its inception in 1988, TNT has trained more than half a million athletes, and raised$1.2 billlion to help find a cure. In addition, 75% of all the money we raise goes directly to the LLS mission of funding research and drug trials as well as helping patients and their families.

Some facts:

  • Every 4 minutes, someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer.
  • There are currently over 950,000 people living with or in remission from a blood cancer in North America.
  • In the last 40 years, leukemia cure rates have gone from 5% to over 90%.
  • In the last decade, half of the FDA approved cancer drugs were for blood cancers,many funded by LLS.
  • Many of those LLS funded drugs have since been proven viable treatments for other cancers such as breast, colon, and stomach.
  • Last year, LLS contributed $20 million in patient aid to help defray costs.

Please consider a donation to our goal of raising $7000 to help find a cure.... Every little bit helps.

Click HERE to donate. And Thank You to my Bloggy friends who have already given so generously.


Magpie said...

Love to you.

Sally said...

I send my love you also, mama. You all are doing a wonderful thing.

Debbie said...

Sending love as well and wish you & Mike much success in your marathon!

You look just like your Mom :)

Beautiful ♥

joanne said...

Best wishes mama. We really are nothing without our mom's. I miss mine more each day. Have a Blessed Christmas and I will click over and give what I can...hugs and love.

Bluebird49 said...

Lost my mama this year in March--still miss her so very much, and hearing her voice each day--each and everyday.

I think what you're doing is wonderful.

judi/Gmj said...

Good work, safe run. Happy holidays.

LL Cool Joe said...

Congratulations on all the wonderful work you do. You are a star!

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas full of all the things you love.

Karen Deborah said...

my mom died from cancer too, I was 26 and she was 53, thirty long years ago. Your really in shape for a 13 mile run? That is a mjor accomplishment. Good for you.

Merry Christmas beautiful lady.

Daryl said...

What a perfect post .. xo

Country Girl said...

You got it, mama. xo

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You're going to do so great on you half marathon! Hope it's fun for you :-)

Joanie said...

Cancer touches us all, and I hope that a cure is found as well. Thanks for what you are doing....good luck in the marathon!!