Not only will I finish but with your help, I have raised over $5000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help newly diagnosed patients and fund research for a cure. When I decided to do this back in June I was doubtful. I doubted my ability to run 13.1 miles but more importantly I doubted my ability to raise $3900.00, the minimum fundraising amount for me to attend the race with Team in Training.
But I set out on my quest, called up my good friend Jennae and told I was running for her daughter Ja’Naya and that was it. I HAD to meet my goal. If nothing else, I follow through on my promises to friends and a promise to a four year I certainly was going to keep. Within two months I met my goal of $3900 and decided to keep on going. By aiming for Rockstar status - raising $1000 over the fundraising minimum, I guaranteed over 75% of the funds raised were going to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. And admittedly, I am a bit competitive - even it if it is only with myself and I wanted the honor of being recognized as a Rockstar - with a pin, hat and certificate. Little things for a major accomplishment but worth it to me.
And today, I’m so proud to say not only am I ready to run the 13.1 miles but I’ve gone over my initial fundraising goal by $1220.00! See, nothing is impossible, nothing! Despite these difficult economic times people supported this effort. Every single donation mattered, from $5.00 to $500 and to you all I say THANK YOU! You have made a difference!
I’m not done. I still have a race to run but I am so thankful and grateful for all of the support that you have given to this wonderful cause. Of course, I will post photos from San Francisco and I gotta show off the firefighters and that Tiffany’s necklace that I’ll earn when I cross the finish line. See you there virtually! And again, THANK YOU!!
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