I run. At least, I try to. While I do my slow jog, I get passed by lots of people - adults, children, diabetics who didn’t stick to their diets, a man who recently had a kidney transplant… And still I run. It’s just a reminder to myself that I’ve been blessed with the ability to do it (even if it’s rather slow).
Not everyone’s that lucky. With that in mind, I decided to use my running to help others. I saw Team in Training presented in a local television program last year, and this year, I happened to find a brochure about it somewhere around town.
I'm fortunate in not having a loved one diagnosed with a blood cancer. But just because I haven't been directly affected, that doesn't make me ignorant of the fact that so many people are and that they need help.
If this is how I can help, I will. I'll work and train to run a half-marathon and raise $1,500 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). And while I'm scared of failing in both running and fundraising, I know my anxiety is nothing compared to what cancer patients and their families face.
So, I'll try to put my fear into good use. C'mon, who doesn't run a little faster when they're scared?
Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures.
Former high school water girl (really) finally running.