Have you heard that I have gone off the deep end again? I’m training to run a marathon!
Every 5 minutes someone new is diagnosed with a blood cancer. This is why I have committed to run the San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon on June 3rd. I am busy training with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training. My goal is to raise $5000 to help stop leukemia, lymphoma Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives.
My grandmother Virginia Barbee taught me many things in life but most importantly she taught me to give to others and to strive for excellence. My grandfather Jack Bishop showed me that a charitable life is a full life, and that any goal I want I can achieve. It is for them and for some other very important people who are still fighting that I am preparing to run 26.2 miles.
Everyone who has lost this battle and everyone who continues to fight this battle has a story and a family who loves them. Their courage and faith drive me to continue my fight for a cure in hopes that no one else will have to lose a loved one. A financial contribution in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society would be greatly appreciated. All donations are tax-deductible. You can visit my personal webpage to donate and to keep track of my training and fundraising:
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. ~Dr. Seuss