Saturday, February 9, 2013

Running for Dad . . . Please Join Us

Dear Blog Friends,
My daughter, Clara, and I are undertaking a new adventure. It is an adventure with a deep personal meaning for us, and I hope you will join us.  We have signed up with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training Program to run a half marathon in San Diego on June 2, 2013.  We call ourselves "Team Running for Dad" because we are running in honor of  Paul, my husband and Clara's dad.
As many of you know, he was diagnosed with lymphoblastic lymphoma in July, 2012.  I shared the story in this post and regular readers will know that he bravely made his way through eight rounds of chemotherapy and that his cancer is now in remission. 
Through his experience, I have learned how much work needs to be done to find a treatment and cure for blood cancers.   Clara and I have decided to become part of this effort by raising money through Team in Training.  We have pledged to raise the rather enormous sum of $5,000 between us!
I am asking you to help us reach this goal by clicking on this link to make a donation at our fund raising page. If you would like to donate but are not comfortable donating on-line, email me at rinda1961@yahoo.com, and I will let you know how you can donate by check made payable to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
With a grateful heart, I thank you,
Rinda

18 comments:

helena said...

happily added the first drop - good on you both

Jimjams said...

Good for you guys!

Cheri said...

Happy to help out!

Sian said...

Brilliant! I'm wishing you both the very very best of success with your campaign. I bet you get there :)

Abi said...

Good Luck. What a fantastic thing to do and such a worthy cause. xxx

Alison said...

More than happy to support you and cheer you on!
Alison xx

humel said...

Good for you and Clara! I'm very happy to support you in this worthy cause :)

The Mann Fam said...

Count me in! xxx

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Delighted to help out & cheer you on with your running!

Melissa said...

How awesome that y'all will be running together! It's been quite a journey for y'all this year & I'm so glad Paul is doing better.

Amy said...

Fantastic! Go get 'em girls!

aimee said...

This is wonderful!!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

I LOVE that you girls are doing this together!!! I've just visited your link. :o)

scrappyjacky said...

I'm sure you'll both do it....good luck.

Karen said...

What a great idea! The photo of you and Clara is spectacular! You should frame it!

Nathalie said...

Best of luck in your training! I admire you and your husband's courage!

Becky said...

Good luck to you both and I have finally got around to adding to your total x

Miriam said...

Isn't it just wonderful that with this technology we can support you both from so far away. Good luck.