February 4, 2009

A Different Kind of Celebration!

A celebration of life in honor of my dear friend, Marie!

I know what some of you are thinking...Amy doesn't run. Well, you're right. Not yet at least. I CAN walk though and can do anything in honor of my good friend, Marie Spence! For those of you that don't know Marie, you're missing out. Marie is the strongest person I know and has been my hero throughout her journey from diagnosis with Leukemia to her successful bone marrow transplant. Can I get a shout out to anonymous donor guy in Germany that saved her life? Holla!

If she can get through everything she has, then the least I can do is run/walk 13.1 miles and raise some money. And the least we can all do is spare a few dollars. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society not only researches to fight blood cancers but also helps support those going through them.

So, to that end, I am raising funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as a participant in their Team In Training program and I'm asking you to help by making a donation to my fundraising campaign. I would be so honored if my blog friends could help!

Please use the link to donate online quickly and securely plus learn more about my progress. You will receive a confirmation of your donation by email and I will be notified as soon as you make your donation. If you'd rather send a check, email me and I'll give you the details.
Each donation helps accelerate finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. More than 823,000 Americans are battling these blood cancers. I am hoping that my participation in Team In Training will help bring them hope and support.

On behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, thank you very much for your support. I greatly appreciate your generosity.

Feel free to post this on your blog as well or point people over to it! You guys rock. The most.
Much love,


Becky said...

You're going to love TNT!

On Saturday, I'll start my third season as a part of our local Team in Training cycle team. Four days after my last event, my good friend Kelly was diagnosed with leukemia so I'll be riding 100 miles in Tahoe this summer just for her.

I hope you'll keep us up to date on your training!

amy * stem * said...

Thanks, Becky. I am really excited about it. My local goal is $1600 since it's in town and in the first four days I'm already half way there...$800!

How is your friend doing? I'll do it in her honor as well.

Becky said...

Amy, that's terrific!

Kelly is doing pretty well. She's on her second round of chemo and just heading back to the hospital tomorrow after being home a week waiting to become neutropenic.

If you're interested, she's blogs at http://jenellesjourney.blogspot.com/

Best of luck with your training and fundraising! I look forward to following your progress!