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Mike, Jerry, and Jeff Delo's Team In Training Page

Racing to Save Lives in memory of Michael

This is Michael in February of 2005 when he danced in the Penn State dance mara(THON) to raise funds to fight Pediatric cancer. To learn more about Michael please feel free to visit his website at www.freewebs.com/marrowformichael

Welcome to our Team In Training home page.

The Delo Boys, Ray and Jean’s version of “My Three Sons” – Mike, Jerry and Jeff Delo – are combining forces to build and demonstrate solidarity of mind, body and spirit: We are training to participate in the Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon on June 22nd as members of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training. What an ideal setting to nurture Brotherly Love! Jeff will start the race by swimming .94 miles; Mike is up next, racing 25 miles on the bike and Jerry will finish the race by running 6.3 miles. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. We're completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!

We are also embarking upon this journey in memory of Michael Delo. Michael was in the prime of his life and looking forward to his senior year of college at Penn State when he was diagnosed with Hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma in November of 2006. Our family watched for 6 months as Michael bravely fought this disease and endured every conceivable indignity in his attempt to beat it. He never once complained. Michael passed away on May 29, 2007, at age 23 with all of his family at his side. Michael's battle taught us all very much about bravery and courage and dying and surviving. It also has raised many questions, like the inevitable WHY. Why Michael? Why us? Why not us? Why anyone? Why can't a cure be found? Why can't it come sooner? Why can't everyone pitch in to try to help find a cure sooner?

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