Crystal's Team In Training Page
Racing to Save Lives
Welcome to my Team In Training home page.
I am training to participate in an endurance event as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I'm completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers and in honor of my friend, Rachael.
Rachael was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2005, just before she was set to join the Anchorage Opera Company. Instead of singing in the opera, she endured several months of chemotherapy and treatment. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was able to help her battle this cancer. I am running with her as she finally makes it to Anchorage, Alaska.
Since joining team in training I've learned a great deal about blood cancers and how many people I know are affected by it in some way. It seems like each month I learn of someone new who's been diagnosed. I will also be running for 8 people at the race.
We need your support. Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance the Society's mission.
I hope you'll visit my web site often. Here's how I'm doing:
It's race week! I leave for Alaska on Thursday and the Half Marathon is set of Saturday. I'm excited and nervous at the same time, but confident that this will be a fantastic event.
Stay tuned for a full race report and pictures from the event when I return next week.
But, the fight doesn't end here. Please continue to support this effort. Thanks you so much!