Survivors Kickin Ass!!

I’m going to pimp Diana’s link for her Team in Training efforts. I’m always amazed when people who have/are going through treatment are up for training for an event and actually completing one.

Dear Debby:

Well, amazing as it seems, it’s been almost a whole year since I did the Mayor’s Marathon in Anchorage AK to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Thankfully, I’m still in remission. I’m coming up on the 2 year anniversary of my cancer diagnosis. Hopefully, if I continue to stay in remission, I’ll finally be able to have my port removed by the end of this year.

I’ve been keeping up with the physical training routine and in a few days I will be participating in the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. I was hoping to be
able to complete a full 26.2 mile marathon but my old body has told me to think again, so I’ll be doing the half marathon this year. I’m determined to be physically strong enough to do a full marathon some day, but right now I’m just grateful to be upright & moving 🙂

If you are in a position where you able to once again contribute to the very worthwhile mission of fighting blood cancers with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, please click on the link to my website. I’ve started my fundraising
a little late this year, but I’m hoping to still reach my goal of raising $2,000 before the end of May. (she has only about $365 so far – let’s help a chica out, debu_peeps)

I hope that this e-mail finds you & your loved ones in good health & that you are enjoying this Spring season.

Thinking of you & wishing you all the best…


“In 2006, I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. After some hardcore chemo, I kicked cancer’s butt to kingdom come. In June 2007, I celebrated by participating in my first Team in Training event, a half-marathon, on the exact 1-year-to-date anniversary of my cancer diagnosis. How sweet it was to be able to cross the finish line under my own steam and in remission!”



I can do this. Because of people like Diana! Go D, go!

Your assignment is to donate $5 – $10 to Diana. I know I’m always asking for money, but having a survivor raise money for a pretty grueling event is really special. It inspires me and so many others to see that cancer does not own us!!

Love you. And especially you. Working on my Seattle posts, but I’m still gushy and loving that city and my Seattle folks.