Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Today is the Day ~ Will You Help?

Today is the day, folks!  And this coming Sunday is my first 1/2 marathon of the season.


This spring I have committed to 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.

Now 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, is having a benefit concert TODAY ~ Wednesday, March 13th at 6:30pm EST. Tickets are only $10! Please consider stopping by! Its online, so you enjoy from the comfort of your own home.
Watch while you get dinner ready!

 http://www.stageit.com/suzi_shelton/music_for_merry_online_benefit_concert/19379

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






I would LOVE to have you join us.  Show some love. All proceeds with be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Your donations will help fuel me on all 13.1 miles Sunday and will show support to Merry as she continues her fight. 
 
Already bought your ticket?  Leave a comment and let me know.  :)

Can't make it but want to show some love anyway? Stop by my donation page. Even $20 helps! http://pages.teamintraining.org/nyc/nikewhlf13/cnydiva

4 comments:

  1. Good luck on Sunday, Marcie!

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    1. Thank you so much, Wendy. This is one of my favorite races. It starts in Central Park and takes you through Times Square. So exciting. It only makes it better that I get to run in honor of such a brave little girl.

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  2. Have a great time, I'll be applauding you all the way!

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