Ali Smith's Team In Training Page
Racing to Cure Blood Cancers!
Welcome to my Team In Training home page!
This summer and fall I will be training to participate in the Dallas Half Marathon on November 4, 2007 as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training. All of us on Team In Training are working hard to raise funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives.
As many of you know, my amazing mom, Vicki, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2005 and I am most proudly running in honor of the courageous, strong, and heroic woman she constantly proves herself to be.
I am elated to say that mom is currently in remission following a stem cell transplant in September of 2006 and our family could not be more blessed. I couldn't be more proud to call her my mom, my best friend, and the biggest inspiration a girl could possibly have in her life. Seeing her there at the finish line in November will be one of the most important and amazing moments of my life and to be blessed with your own mother as the strongest most amazing woman you know, is truly an honor, regardless of the circumstance.
I'm completing this event in honor of my mom and all the other moms, dads, sons, and daughters who are battling blood cancers every day. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!
I hope that you'll join me on this jouney by making a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance the Society's mission to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
I hope you'll visit my web site often and check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks to each and every one of you for your support!
My very very best,