Seven years ago, I trained with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team in Training to run the 2006 Walt Disney World Marathon. I’m proud to say that I completed that marathon and raised money to help find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers.
Why am I doing it again?
It’s personal this time. A childhood friend of my daughter’s has Hodgkin’s disease. We thought she had the cancer beat, but it’s come back. And this brave 20-year-old is enduring yet another round of chemo and will be undergoing another, more complicated stem cell transplant.
Did you know?
- One person in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer approximately every four minutes.
- An estimated combined total of 140,310 people in the United States will be diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma* in 2011.
- New cases of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma will account for 9 percent of the 1,596,670 new cancer cases diagnosed in the United States this year.
- An estimated 1,340 cancer deaths are expected to occur among children aged 0-14 in 2012—about one-third of them from leukemia.
This is unacceptable!
If we are ever going to find a cure and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, money has to be raised. And that’s why I need your help.
Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures.
Thanks for your support!