It is happening again

I am once again fundraising for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society with Team in Training. This time, I’m training for the San Diego Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon coming up in June. While TNT helps me train for a new personal record in the race – I’m shooting for a finish time of 2:37, or an average pace of 12:00/mile – I’m raising funds to help LLS’ mission of finding cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. LLS has funded vital research into blood cancers and related diseases, and I’m proud to support their cause while at the same time improving my own physical fitness and reaching my running goals.

Donations to LLS are tax-deductible, and over three-quarters of donations go directly to program services (research, education, etc). Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures.

If you’d rather receive something tangible in return for your donation, check out my Amazon storefront, where I’m selling books, videos and technological goodies from my collection. All proceeds from Amazon storefront sales (after shipping costs and Amazon’s commission) are donated to LLS. Note, though, that these purchases aren’t tax-deductible.

Whichever way you contribute, thank you very much.


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Donate at least $25 to LLS, get a special gift from me.

As of today I’m at 62% and less than $1,000 to go to make my Team in Training fundraising goal of $2,400 by the end of this month. Sales through my Amazon storefront have slowed down a bit. So I’m making this offer to my readers and Twitter followers:

Donate at least $25 (My LLS page, or use the widget to the right) and you will receive a special gift from me. A real, tangible thing, not just a Thank-You email (though you’ll get one of those, too!). What is it? It’s a surprise, but I guarantee you’ll like it. Just make sure you include a mailing address in your donation.

Thanks again for your support and GO TEAM!


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< 24 hours, > 10%

Less than 24 hours after first announcing my participation in Team in Training, I’m already more than 10% closer to my fundraising goal. Thanks so very much to those who have donated so far. Everyone else, the widget on the right shows my progress. Please consider donating to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and my first half-marathon.

(If the widget doesn’t load or you’re mobile, my Team in Training page has donation links too.)

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I’m running for LLS – Help us save lives

It’s way too late to back out now. I’ve already sent the first fundraising email (some of you may have received it, and some may even have already donated – thanks!) and I’m fully committed.

Committed to what? To running my first half-marathon – the Avenue of the Giants on May 6 – as part of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. Team in Training helps me train for my race and in return I am fundraising for LLS.

I hope to have as many of you as possible virtually cheering me on, and I’m asking you to help by making a donation to my fundraising campaign.

Please visit my Team in Training page to donate online quickly and securely plus learn more about my progress. You will receive a confirmation of your donation by email and I will be notified as soon as you make your donation. You can also see my progress in the handy widget on the right side of this page.

Each donation helps accelerate finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Nearly 958,000 Americans are battling these blood cancers. I am hoping that my participation in Team In Training will help bring them hope and support.

On behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, thank you very much for your support. I greatly appreciate your generosity.

I’ll post updates here as my training and fundraising progress and as I get closer to the actual race. And of course, I’ll post race-day photos.

Thanks again.

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