I’m on T-minus 6 days until Nike.

If I haven’t said it before, I need to say Thank You out loud.  I did over at Twitter, but I know there are many of you who are my precious readers, and you donated.  You got up, got out of your chair, walked over to your wallet, found your credit card, sat down and filled out the silly form…all so you could put $ toward my fundraising effort for LLS.

Actually, though…here’s what you REALLY did, what your dollars mean:

  • Every 4 minutes one person is diagnosed with a blood cancer.

  • An estimated 139,860 people in the United States will be diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma in 2009.

  • Every ten minutes, someone dies from a blood cancer.

  • Leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma will cause the deaths of an estimated 53,240 people in the United States this year.


  • An estimated 912,938 people in the United States are currently living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, NHL or myeloma.

  • There are survivorship programs, focusing on life after cancer, at several major hospitals around the country.

  • You can also participate in TNT training around the country.  And, if you do…I will gladly find my wallet and card and pony up some $$. 

I’m sure I will be complaining about my poor, tired legs…or my hot mess of a taper, my restlessness, etc…BUT, every step I take, I will try to remember why I’m out there…

Because…it’s not about me, after all.

(here is the complete list of supporters…you could click above, but this is so much cooler)

If you want, you can track me *live* on the day of the race. 

 My full name  is Linda Vermeulen
On behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, thank you very much for your support.  I really appreciate your generosity.

My Thanks To

Kelly Day  
Alicia Ambroso  
Richard Phifer, Jr  
TriValley Lending  
Chris Harris  
Teresa Busch  
Gina Allen  
Ken Johnson  
Donna D  
Laura Scarborough  
Tracy Schaffer  
Laura Van Nieuwenhuyzen  
Jill Schemper  
Donald Halseth  
Cindy Femino  
Michael Erickson  
Jody Lopez  
Lisa & Kenny Pearl  
Penny AKA Southbaygirl  
Ron Harvey  
The Running Fat Guy  
Tim Oberholzer  
Sue Gelber  
Nina Jack  
Linda Vermeulen  
Mom & Dad Eddy  
Aaron Matzkin  
Mona Cameron-Ball  
Tara Miller  
Susan Urillo  
Laura Quesada  
Robby Halford  
sarah vargas  
Jennifer & Fletcher Ostra…  
cathy connell  
Julie Willey  
James Feeny  
Michael Power  
Michael Campana  
Bonnie & Tom Eddy  
Lisa Huismann  
Jami Vander Weide  
Jill Schemper  
eric boles  
Elyssa Emerick  
tammy lozano  
Jennifer Ward  
Alison Young  
Stacy Kissee  
Stephen Valgos  
Bill & Michelle Barry  
Deborah Bartolomei  

Darlene Day

4 thoughts on “$$$ Love $$$

  1. You go girl!!! I’m so proud of you for doing this – I hear you on the aches and pains but when you have something to motivate you? Eh, somehow they just stay in the back of the mind.

  2. Congratulations Linda! You have truly lived up to your name – you are a beautiful person for dedicating your time and body to this. Well done, friend! xoxoxo, Jen Ward

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