BENEFITING: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
ORGANIZER: LLS Pittsburgh
EVENT DATE: May 04, 2014
When contemplating who to run my 5th half marathon for, I couldn't think of a better foundation than the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I chose this charity because of a woman that I hold near and dear to my heart. Diane Perella. This woman is one of the most genuine, caring, passionate, personable, and funloving people I have ever had the oportunity to not only meet but grow close to as well. In all the time I have known her she has inspired me to become a better person, and has showed all of her fantastic attributes. It was not until after I had known Mrs. Perella for a while that I learned she is a survivor of Leukemia. Her story of survival is heroic and inspiring. She has overcame so many obstacles and today has no trace of Leukemia what-so-ever. However, I believe it is important to find a cure for this disease. So, when chosing what charity to run for, and who I wanted to run for- picking Mrs. Perella, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society was an easy decision. I am so blessed to know the Perella family, with all the time we have spent together they feel like my family as well. Please donate & Help find a cure for Leukemia & Lymphoma.
Cancer can strike anyone, even the best of people. Mrs. Perella is an example of this. She is one of the best people I know. Donate & Save other amazing people from this disease!
Perella Family- this is for you!
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. Join us in the fight against cancer through the Pittsburgh Marathon!