TNT runs marathons and other events to raise cancer awareness and money that is used for research that can fight and end the disease. The organization has raised more than $1 billion with 75 percent of that going to research and patient services. So, to stand up to my mother's illness, to help end the suffering and uncertainty that is associated with cancer, and to know that I am doing something other than standing passively along the sidelines, I run. I've run for years now without ever having a set goal before.Now I have two: My first goal is to finish the Baltimore Marathon in honor of my mother's ongoing fight, and to raise as much money as I can between now and October 15 for LLS.My second goal is to put LLS out of business. I want cancer to be a disease we look back on in the same way we look back at smallpox and polio.To do this I need your help. I can run miles until I drop, but I only have so much money in my bank account. I’m asking you for your financial assistance in fighting cancer.Won’t you please show your support and aid LLS’s vital programs of blood research, patient aid, community service and education? In doing so you will be supporting the LLS mission: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
And you’ll be helping me personally to stand up and fight for my mom.
To give to LLS, please click the widget on the upper left-hand side of this page or go directly to my TNT fundraising site at http://pages.teamintraining.org/md/balt11/bbernier .