This upcoming May to October I will be the honoree captain for the Peninsula marathon team based at Stanford Track. My role is to make the Team In Training participants connected with the cause by introducing them to cancer survivors, caregivers, doctors, and those that are affected by this terrible disease. I’ve been with TNT since the summer of 2001 and have seen several friends pass away as well as suffer thru chemotherapy and radiation. It’s a terrible disease and something that I’m motivated to fundraise for and keep people motivated in fundraising for. Each week on my blog I plan on writing a short post about the disease to hopefully educated you on why I’m so addicted and what a small group of people at Stanford Track every Tuesday can make a huge difference in the lives of patients, caregivers, and doctors.
If you are a leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma survivor and interested in motivating 100-200 runners/walkers to find a cure, ping me asap at rksar at yahoo dot com.
For more information about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society go to http://www.lls.org
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P.S. To train for a half-marathon or full-marathon at Stanford every Tuesday evening, Thursday, and run on Saturday at a regional park ping me at rksar at yahoo dot com or comment on the blog post below. We take every individual no matter what their previous experience is. We start you at 1 mile and every couple of weeks add a couple extra miles till you reach 13.1 or 20 miles. Coach potatoes are highly encouraged to join and experts looking to improve their marathon time are welcome too. The coaches are top notch and you will have a great time in a very collaborative and fun environment which usually isn’t thought of when someone says “running”.