Monday, February 11, 2013

A Valentine's Special: Music for Merry

With Valentine's Day this week, it seems only fitting to share something that has been filling my heart for some time now.

I have never done this before on my blog, but I am asking for your help.

This spring I will be running in 4 Half Marathons (the NYC Half, the Nike Women's Half in DC, the MORE Magazine Half in NYC and the Brooklyn Half). 

Although I do enjoy running to a certain extent, that is not WHY I run.  I run because I want to end blood cancers.

When I was growing up, I watched a childhood friend lose his battle with leukemia.  I ran the NYC Half with Team in Training (the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society) in 2011 in his memory.

Thanks for the efforts of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, along with Team in Training, childhood Leukemia is no longer a death sentence.  But there is so much that still needs to be done in regards to research, treatment, and patient services.

Today I choose to run for those children who are still fighting and I am running in honor of 4 year old Meredith ("Merry"). 

To help my fundraising efforts, my dear friend Suzi Shelton, kindie rocker extraordinaire, will be having a benefit concert on Wednesday, March 13th at 6:30pm. Tickets are only $10!  Please consider stopping by!

We will be raffling off many amazing prizes throughout the interactive broadcast, including

I would LOVE to have you join us on March 13th.  Show some love.  All proceeds with be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Can't make it but want to show some love anyway?  Stop by my donation page.  Even $20 helps!


  1. Such a wonderful thing you are doing, Marcie, for such an important cause. If we all work together, maybe one day children won't have to suffer with this. Thanks for all you're doing!

  2. Good luck, Marcie. My donation is in - in memory of my beautiful sister, RoseMarie.

  3. Marcie...this is beautiful! My niece (who was diagnosed with cancer before her 40th B-day, had chemo and is doing well now) has done several triathlons in NYC...swimming in the Hudson raise money for this cause. I would be happy to donate.:)