Racing to Save Lives
Welcome to my Team In Training home page.
I am training to participate in the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon on May 20, 2007 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, but I'm running for my mother-in-law, Cindy Roth . She was diagnosed with MDS that had progressed into Acute Myelogenous Leukemia in April of 2006. She immediately underwent aggressive chemotherapy and had to endure 2 induction rounds and over a month in the hospital before going into remission. Due to the insidious nature of the disease, she prepared for her only hope for a cure, a bone marrow transplant. She entered The Cleveland Clinic on July 17th to undergo yet another round of chemo and received the life-saving cells from her sister on July 25th. After battling for over 40 days in the hospital, she was released in late August, but couldn't go home for good until late September. As of November 2, she was 100 days post-transplant and doing well. Now she is even better, and has returned to work, which happens to be a career in nursing, helping to care for others! Every day brings her one step closer to full recovery, and every step on her long journey has been hard fought through her spirit and determination.
Over 100,000 people were diagnosed with a blood cancer last year. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!
Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance the Society's mission.
I will be tracking my training and fundraising efforts on my blog . Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!