In an effort to make my running mean something more than a break to me (don't get me wrong, my kids having a sane mom is very important!) I joined Team in Training! I will be running the Nike Women's Half Marathon in Washington, DC, on April 28th with TNT and raising funds for life saving research for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I am thrilled for the opportunity to make each one of my steps count...to have this training and race be honoring the memories of my dear, late grandfathers, and to help to an end leukemia and lymphoma.
|Poppa, me, and Ian, July 2000|
|Grandpa and me, July 2012.|
Once during high school, when both sets of grandparents were visiting our house, I came home to Grandpa and Poppa chopping down a huge forsythia that covered the side of our garage. My mom wanted it trimmed, but they had their own idea and it was about 3 feet tall when they were done. The forsythia branches we strewn throughout the side yard and I knew that wasn't what my mom had in mind. But Grandpa and Poppa knew what they were doing and it grew back beautifully the next year.
These two wonderful men are my reason for joining Team in Training. While I have many great memories with them, there are many families who may miss those opportunities with their loved ones. I want to help them have more time. My goal is to raise $3400 by April 1st and I am asking you to help by clicking HERE or on the widget on the top left to visit my fundraising page. I thank you in advance for your support and encouraging your friends and family to support TNT as well.
To learn more about TNT and LLS, please visit their websites:
Team in Training
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
My Fundraising Page