BENEFITING: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
ORGANIZER: LLS Pittsburgh
EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2017
EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017
4 years ago I was diagnosed with Lymphoma. With all of the amazing people in my life, including my family and friends, doctors, nurses, and the incredible teams that continuously are researching and coming up with new treatments, I became cancer free in a year. I continue to be cancer free and only have 1 more year until I reach survivorship! Through the years since then I have pushed myself to do as much as I am able to. I've decided that this year I want to start giving back to the community that helped save my life. I am running the PIttsburgh 5K (planned on doing the half marathon and it is no longer plausible), but my main goal is to raise money for LLS.
In doing so I am raising money for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, an organization I have felt so much love and support from and without may not be where I am today. As I come closer to my survivorship date I want to help others who are going through their journey reach the best possible outcome. I want others to have cures to their blood cancers so they can live their life to the fullest, as I have been able to do.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's goal is to find cures to all blood cancers. Help me help those who don't yet have cures :)