Going the Distance to fight Blood Cancers
Date: 2/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
If someone had told me that we would start, and finish a 1/2 Marathon 5 yrs ago – I would have laughed and said they were crazy… Well, not only did we start and finish a 1/2 Marathon last February, 2012 at Walt Disney World (Princess 1/2) We did it again… Joining 1,000′s of other participants at Disneyland the weekend of Jan 18-20,2013 we were among a group of hundreds from the United States and Canada that support the work of the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society by fundraising with Team In Training. Meeting and talking with them and learning of their reasons for being involved is so inspiring. Dedicated to doing all we can to fight blood cancers, improve treatments and find cures.
Everyone has had cancer touch their lives in one way or another. For us, it resulted in the devastating loss of our daughter. But, we will NOT let cancer win. By continuing to reach out to the community and join forces with others who also understand that the advances in treatments are saving lives every day. Dedicated researches, Doctors, Nurses, Technicians work night and day. New drugs continue to be approved to increase life expectancies and quality of life for patients.
What can you do? Make a donation to the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society, either through our link or directly to LLS. Join Team In Training and make a difference in your life, training and completing an endurance event like what we did can change you forever. Meet like-minded people. Join the Marrow Donor Registry – “Be The Match“ You have the power to save a life. It only takes about 15 minutes of your time and a cheek swab. Donate Blood, everyday there are hundreds of people whose lives depend on blood transfusions, platelets. Blood Cancer patients are especially vulnerable.
To learn more, or join with us on our mission to save lives, email or call me
Till Next Time,
Karen and Gene Wenzel
Lindsay’s Voice / Trees of Hope WI