Hi guys! I’m back again so soon =)
I have some pretty big news, something that I am very excited about and passionate about, and I hope you all will feel the same! As most of you probably know, I have wanted to run a half marathon for years now but kept having to drop out training as a result of shin splints. However, lately even though I still do have shin splints (I think I always will!), they are at a point where they seem to be getting better, not worse, and I am in no pain for my runs. I’m taking this as a sign to move forward.
Like Meghann did last fall, I have volunteered myself to be a part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training and will be running the 2009 Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Fransisco this coming October.
I am SO thrilled to be apart of such a positive organization because ever since I was young, I have felt strongly about the lives of cancer patients. Both my grandmother and great-grandmother battled breast cancer and I have had a few close friends battle different cancers as well. All of which have made me extremely passionate about finding a cure and reaching out to patients and survivors. For my race, I have to raise $4,200 in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I know this seems like a TON (and it is), but I assure you every single dollar counts. No donation is too small and I believe that if we all work together we can not only help those affected by the disease, but also find a cure so that our children don’t have to live in a world where cancer is a killer.
Please support me on this upcoming adventure that will be taking. You all in the blogging community have seriously brought tears to my eyes on several occasions just because you all are SO supportive and kind. This is definitely the biggest challenge I have EVER set for myself and I need you now more than ever.
Please visit my donation site for more information. I am so excited to have each of you on board with me for this adventure!