Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Kick-Off Week

As I start the first official week of my journey, John is having the battle of a lifetime. John is back at Medical City undergoing treatment while his wife Karen is wrapping up her own radiation treatments. I spoke with the floor nurse today. John is not very responsive and due to the pain and aggitation they have him pretty medicated. John has always been more concerned with Karen that himself and Karen has always been more concerned with John than herself... but John is getting tired. Tomorrow I will be skipping my morning swim and going to visit John. The nurse said he wouldn't be all that aware of my being there, but I've picked up the latest Hockey News with exciting draft information and I know he'll want to here it! So tomorrow is about a tiny slice of something normal. Please keep John and Karen in your thoughts.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

El Tour de Tucson

I am training to participate in 26th El Tour De Tucson as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training on November 22nd. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives.

Every five minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer, and every nine minutes someone with a blood cancer dies. In honor of two of the most stubborn people that cancer has foolishly tangled with, my mother (who is a cancer survivor) and my friend John (who is currently battling cancer), I will take action by helping raise funds to help find a cure.
This is not just for them... I am completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling cancer. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!

I have made this commitment in order to educate those around me on blood related cancers, compete in my first century ride and raise $4200, which will bring The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society one step closer to the cure!

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission. Every donation helps fund The Society for research, patient services, advocacy & education! NO DONATION IS TOO GREAT OR TOO SMALL…every bit helps!
I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress.

Thanks for your support!