A few months ago I decided to sign up for an Olympic distance triathlon. I’m training with my team through Team In Training in Nashville. Here’s a little background info about the triathlon, which will take place in Knoxville, TN in May.
By participating as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) TNT, I am raising funds to help find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients.
This cause is near and dear to me for many reasons, but most importantly because of two of my family members. I’ll never forget the day in 1998; we were all gathered around the kitchen table at my grandma’s house and my cousin Beth was working on her homework. She asked “how do you spell Leukemia?” It was just a short time after that when she was diagnosed with the awful disease.
My grandma, who is not only very special to me, but has also touched the lives of so many of my family members and friends, has Lymphoma. She has undergone two exhausting chemotherapy treatments and despite the blood disease that affects her daily life, still sits at the top of the list of people with a positive attitude in my life.
Your donation will help fund treatments that save lives every day; like immnuotherapies that use a person’s own immune system to kill cancer. Every single donation helps save a life with breakthrough therapies such as these.
Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training (by following this link) and help get us all closer to a world without blood cancers. It takes more than one person to make up a team and that’s why I’m asking you to donate to my TNT fundraising page! Thank you for stopping by!
Please also remember to stop by Ashley’s page as well, and check out the t-shirts (new link coming soon) she has designed (all proceeds will go to TNT). She and my dad got me started on this triathlon stuff so I have them to thank. 🙂