The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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Here’s a worthy cause. Maria has this to say about it:

I want to make you aware of a special organization that I’m involved in: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training (TNT) program. TNT is a fundraising and half-marathon training program that will prepare me, along with my teammates, for the challenges of running a half marathon while fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). The LLS is a national voluntary health agency dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improving the quality of life of patients and their families.

I am running (which is a miracle in and of itself) with my teammates in honor of two great kids, Alex and Sophie, both of whom have been affected by leukemia. Alex is 13 years old and was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) 2 years ago. ALL is considered the most curable of all major forms of leukemia. Sophie is 14 years old and was diagnosed with Refractory Leukemia a year ago. Refractory Leukemia is known for accompanying one of the lowest rates of survival among blood cancers.

I invite you to support Alex, Sophie, and me as I fund raise for TNT and train for the Santa Barbara Half Marathon on November 5, 2005. I have made a commitment to raise $1900. Your tax-deductible donation to LLS goes directly to the cause.

My personal fundraising deadline is fast approaching so I ask that you send your donation by October 1, 2005.

Please use the link donate online quickly & securely. You will receive email confirmation of your donation, and I will be notified as soon as you make your donation. I thank you in advance for your support, and really appreciate your generosity!!

Donate if you can.

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