Terry's Team in Training Website
Hi Everyone! I have decided to fulfill a long time goal of mine to walk a half marathon. BUT, not only am I fulfilling my goal I am doing it for a good cause. I have joined Team in Training, whose mission is to obtain funding to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's mission and to promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle.
I have decided to do help raise funds for this society for some very good reasons. Leukemia and its blood related cancers strikes 107,900 Americans a year, causing $60,500 deaths and Leukemia is the #1 cause of death in children between the ages 1 and 15.
I will be sponsoring my own Honored Hero who is a person stricken with a blood related cancer, in the New York area. I will get to meet this person first hand and learn their story. I am also walking for a childhood friend named Jimmy Conte who died. At the time I did not understand why he died. He was a kid just like me. He had Leukemia. We must find a cure for these terrible diseases. We cannot let anymore children die.
I will be in training for 6 months, so that I can build my stamina up to complete the 13.1 mile race. BUT, I know that the only motivation I will need is to remember that completing a 13.1 mile race is nothing compared to what my Honored Hero has gone through. You can check the diary link and follow my progress.
My goal is to raise $4,500.00 by May 1, 2003. Please support my efforts by giving a tax deductible contribution to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. As I walk the half marathon, knowing that you contributed to make my Honored Hero's life better will motivate me to complete the race.
I would like to extend to you this offer: If you have a close friend or family member who you lost to (or who is currently battling) Leukemia or a related blood disease, in exchange for a donation, I will add their names to an honoree bracelet that I will be wearing while walking the marathon, and if you supply a wallet size photo, I will carry their picture with me from start to finish. All I can say is even the smallest donation helps. If you know of anyone or any organization that might be willing to help as well, please let me know.
SO, please click on the donate link for instructions on how you can become part of a GREAT cause, and together we can win this war!
Thank you for your support!
Also please visit my other website as I will donating a portion of the proceeds to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Let me know if I can help you with your fundraising.
This marathon will be different
Through the distance will be the same
Itís all in my motivation
And the child for whom I train
I will walk with strength and ambition
And my spirit is less likely to break
For my prayer is that someoneís life will be saved
With every stride I take