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WALKING WITH MY DAD IN MY HEART

Welcome to my Team In Training home page. THIS IS IT. HERE I GO!

I have been training to participate in an endurance event as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training. I leave tomorrow morning for San Francisco. I have trained, raised funds, and am in the middle of packing my bags.

So many of you have so generously donated to my attempt to find a cure. I can not thank you enough. Every day I checked my website, and my mailbox, and I cried when I saw the support from you. There are no words to express how much it means to see all of my friends and family helping.

On Sunday, October 21, 2007 I will walk 13.1 miles in the Nike Women's 1/2 Marathon being held in hilly San Francisco.

Team In Training is raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives.

I'm completing this event in memeory of my dad. He was diagnosed with blood cancer a little over year ago. This week-end last year my mom called me, and my sister, and asked us to come to Florida, to the hospital the following day.Our father's diagnosis changed to a more aggressive form of Leukemia. My sister and I flew to Florida. Our cousins, Micah and Andrea met us there, and my aunt and uncle (my dad's sister and brother-in-law) drove three hours to the hospital. We all got to spend time with my dad, and each other. We celebrated my mom's birthday in the hospital room, singing Happy Birthday, and eating cake from the hospital cafeteria. Yum! Treatment began again and we all hoped for the best. In mid December my dad passed away.

I received a phone call one night from my great aunt. During our wonderful conversation I learned that 3 years ago my cousin, Michael, lost his battle with Lymphoma, after 8 years in remission. Now I will be thinking of him as well, as I train and prepare for my first marathon. Having this second personal connection to blood cancer reinforces the reason a cure needs to be found. Each of you, as you read this, are a part of that cure.

And in honor of all individuals who continue to battle blood cancers, I will walk. I recently got reconnected with a college friend, after 15 years. His father is currently being treated for Leukemia. He will be inspiration to me during the tough miles, our contributions could be leading to his cure right now. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!

It is not too late to donate. I recieved one just today! If you have not yet made a donation through me, please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance the Society's mission. All donations are 100% tax deductible. If you'd rather donate by check you may make it out to LLS and send to me Jana Klein 2210 Raven Rd. #106 Raleigh, NC 27614.

I hope you'll visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support! It means so much to so many people.