Wendy Friedlander's Team In Training Page
In June 2005, I ran a marathon. It was amazing. It is the achievement I am most proud of and not because I survived 26.2 miles, but because I ran to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I ran to honor the memory of my father who I lost to leukemia in 2004. I ran with the hope that one day others like him would not suffer.
Two years have past and I’m honoring my father’s memory again.
This spring I will be completing two century bike rides (that’s 100 miles each!), The Montauk Century Ride in May and America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride in June. My goal is not only to finish but to raise at least $4200 by April 15 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma society helped pioneer the bone marrow transplant and even chemotherapy. When the society was first started, leukemia was 100% fatal, most would die within months. It’s because of their research that my father was able to walk me down the aisle on my wedding day. Continued research will help someone not only live a little longer, but cure them.
Please make a donation and help advance the Society's mission, to cure blood cancers. A donation of $1 for each mile of the race is 100% tax deductible and brings us closer to a cure.
You can donate online or mail a check payable to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society:
3 Thornridge Lane
South Setauket, NY 11720
Your generosity and support is deeply appreciated and helps a great cause.
I bike in honor of the memory James Matthews, my dad