Kela's Race to a Cure!!! Team Pele's Pirates, Arggghh!!
Racing to Save Lives
Hello everyone! It's Kela Cosgrave, I know all of you in different capacities and from so many different places. Some of you I have worked with or known through the restaurant industry, or known through some family connection, some of you have taught me valuable skills or learned those skills with me at school, mabye I even have had you as a customer at veil; but regardless of how we know eachother I am coming to you all asking for the same thing. A couple of months ago, I signed up to do an olympic distance triathlon with the Team in Training program at the Leukemia Lymphoma Society(LLS). I may be going slightly out of my mind, putting myself up to this, but I am compelled to do this not only for myself, but for the thousands of people diagnosed with blood cancers each year. I have dedicated myself to a rigorous 6 day a week work out schedule and have also committed to raise $5600 for the cause. The LLS is an amazing organization, hell bent on finding a cure for blood cancers!! The money donated to the LLS funds research, physician education and patient services. The LLS funded research has been able to save so many lives and get ever closer to a cure. With the help of my teammates and coaches I am confident that I will be able to complete the event, but in order to make my fundraising goal I need the help of you; my family and friends. I hope that you agree that this is a wonderful, worth wile cause and will consider making a contribution. The size of your gift doesn't matter, it will only help me get to my goal, and help us all get closer to a cure. It doesn't have to be a personal donation either. The LLS is a certified 501-C3 non-profit and every penny is 100% tax deductible; so check with your employer and give them the opportunity to give a donation! I appreciate each and everyone and hope that together we can make a change. Thank you so much for your support, Kela Lani Cosgrave