Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Be a Hero!

As you all know, I am a Team in Training coach and I have completed 15 events for Team in Training raising over $45,000.00 for patient aid and cancer research. On Monday, I told the staff at the TNT office that they could count on me again to raise over $4,000.00 and that I would do it in the next month.


In this economy when people are out of jobs and not spending money, I am going to ask them to contribute to cancer research? YOU BET!!!

The Ironman triathlon that I have coming up next month and the Goofy Challenge that is in January is minor compared to the fact that I want to ask you to help people like my friend Bill who is currently in remission. Remission is not a cure. Cancer can always "wake up" and come back. If and when Bill has to return to treatment, hopefully research doctors like my good friend Nahum will have found a better treatment protocol. The goal is to find a treatment that will greatly improve the quality of life for leukemia, lymphoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and myoloma patients or to find a cure by 2015.
My TNT Hero Bill Cruse

That is only 5 years away! There is a lot of work that needs to be done. The recession has hit the research doctors as well. They are dealing with reduced funding and many doctors are only now getting their trials up and running full speed again after having to start over from the loss of research due to extended power outages due to Hurricane Ike last year.

You can make a donation by hitting the link that I have placed in the side bar. No donation is too small. You might think that $20.00 will not help much, but it can cover parking expenses for a day down at MD Anderson when a patient goes for a chemotherapy treatment.

If you cannot contribute, please tell two or three people you know about my challenge to help my friend Bill. Most people have a direct connection to someone who has cancer they know of someone has a friend or family member who is in treatment. The process of administering chemotherapy was discovered in trials to find a cure for leukemia. Glevak is a cancer drug that has been hugely successful and was discovered by a research doctor who was funded by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Treatment protocols that may not work for leukemia have been found promising in treating breast cancer, stomach cancer, and lung cancer.

Would you like to be a Hero?

Be a Hero with me and be a part of my TEAM!!!

Thank you for your support,



Steve Stenzel said...


And have you heard anything yet from Triathlete Mag? I haven't. No news is not good news...

Regina said...

I was looking for your link to donate?

I just competed in the NYC Triathlon this past summer with TNT for the first time and LOVED it!! I managed to raise just over $4,400. I too have a friend who has had two bouts with Hodgkins Lymphoma, but has been cancer free these last 7 years!

I plan on racing again with them next year. Talk about incredible coaching, I felt so lucky to be a part of it.

They usually set up a fundraising page, do you have one? thanks!

you can leave the info on my blog or my email: RtisticFXatyahoodotcom

BreeWee said...

Cozumel is totally my numero uno plan, of course coach has to say yes first...

Okay, I got 20 bucks, I can help be a hero...
Hope you are happy and well, and for you I will have tons of fun with Kainoa on our date night :)

Rainmaker said...

Done! Always happy to help.

Trishie said...

you are a rockstar, liz !

Jeff said...

Congrats on taking the plunge again, Liz!

greyhound said...

What do you have on your plan this weekend? Mine is basically an Ironman simulation plus a long run.

Saturday, I'm supposed to swim an hour (open water if possible), ride six, then run 40 minutes off the bike.

Sunday, I'm supposed to run 2:30, but may try to make 18 miles or so.

I don't yet know how I'm going to get that Saturday workout accomplished, but I'll wait to hear what you've got going on.