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.
AND NOW THE GOOD NEWS:
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)
My Thanks To
|Richard Phifer, Jr|
|Laura Van Nieuwenhuyzen|
|Lisa & Kenny Pearl|
|Penny AKA Southbaygirl|
|The Running Fat Guy|
|Mom & Dad Eddy|
|Jennifer & Fletcher Ostra…|
|Bonnie & Tom Eddy|
|CMH & LKH|
|Jami Vander Weide|
|Bill & Michelle Barry|