Thursday, January 31, 2008

Help Me Race to Save Lives!

Friends,

I am training to participate in a half marathon (13.1 miles) event as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training. Team In Training raises funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives.

Although I have never done a marathon this of this length, I have found inspiration in my friend Terri Lavelle. A former rugby teammate who took on the 2% odds of surviving Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and has now been in remission for four years.

I'm taking part in this event in honor of Terri and all individuals who are battling these cancers and hope that enough research will expand treatments and one day, find a cure!

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance the Society's mission, or get involved by training for an event or volunteering. I believe we can all be heroes, everyday, by showing compassion for one another.

Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress.
Thank you for your support!

http://www.active.com/donate/tntnofl/JennGeiss

Donations are tax-deductible! Tax ID 135644916.

3 comments:

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

Thats awesome congrats on doing something so wonderful!

Kate said...

That's awesome that you are doing Team in Training. One of my good friends, who I teach with, lost her husband to lymphoma last year and is now doing Team in Training as well. What a wonderful way to support research...

J-9 said...

I can't wait to run along side of you for this, it is going to be so awesome.