This weekend was bittersweet. We hit a big fundraising milestone goal, which was fabulous. However, a warrior close to our hearts lost his fight against Leukemia. Chris was only 14 and had relapsed earlier this spring. He was the first fellow pediatric patient to reach out to my niece as she was being diagnosed and treated; his Mom was the first to reach out to my sister to connect and relate through the process of treatment. My heart breaks for this child who deserved better. This has fueled my somewhat-tiring fire though – we have just under 4 weeks to do the best we can for cancer! So how can we fight for the future of cancer patients AND provide support today??
Medals for Patients
Our race – the Impossibly Strong Virtual Race – was planned to offer a race for this spring that benefits curing cancer. Many of us are missing the usual spring races… and will even miss many this summer. The realization hit that the same is likely true for many many cancer patients. Their health may be keeping them from their usual activity. So, we have added another option (2, really) for the medals!!!
Earn the medal for a Cancer Patient! If you know someone you would like to be the recipient of your medal, you can provide their name and address on the registration form and we will send it their way this summer when medals are ready. If you don’t have a particular patient in mind, we will identify one – with the goal of one in YOUR state – to send it to!
I do love a fun race medal…. and gifting… We have another option: for just $5 additional donation, your activity will earn YOU a medal AND we will send one to a patient! Win/Win!
Register HERE today – you choose how you’ll move – Run, Bike, Walk, Hike – and how far you will go – 5k, 10k, 1/2 marathon. Our team is planning to take on our race challenges Saturday May 30 at 9am. However, this is a virtual race, which means you have the flexibility to “rain date” it whenever you need. Register and complete the challenge by June 6 to be eligible for the medals and tropical resort giveaways! Check the Impossibly Strong Virtual Race page on this website for further details.
So it’s time – Get active to help cure cancer! 100% of proceeds go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to support their mission of curing blood cancers and improving the quality of life for patients and their families.
Help us make an even bigger difference by SHARING this event!!