Brian Woods via Crowdrise
May 06, 2013
BENEFITING: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
ORGANIZER: LLS Charity Runners
EVENT DATE: May 05, 2013
Many years ago a girl (Jessica) came into my friends and I lives through a good friend of ours (Justin). This young girl was the most courageous person I have ever met. She had a great outlook on life and was always all smiles when she was around us. My friends and I would soon learn about her struggle. She was battling a form of Lymphoma. It always seemed that no matter what she was struggling with we would never know because she was in such great spirits. In July of 2009, I received a call from Justin telling me that she had lost her courageous battle against this disease. She was such a strong young lady and it makes me wonder why a girl so young and beautiful would have to battle this disease. Justin struggled everyday after Jessica passed and unfortunately in April of 2012 Justin and Jess were once again reunited, when Justin unexpectedly died in a motorcycle accident. It helps me to know that Justin's struggle was now over and that he was once again happy and with the love of his life.
This year I have decided to run the Half Marathon alongside two of my great friends. Since I am not an avid runner and have never ran in anything like this before I was doing some research and learned about running for charity. So this year I am running in honor of Jessica + Justin and hoping that someday the struggles that people have with blood cancers end.
I would like to thank you for stopping by my page and reading my story. If you are unable to donate I understand but thank you for considering it.
LLS Charity Runners wrote -
YOU CAN HELP SAVE A LIFE!
Grab friends and family and sign up today!
Join our NEW LLS Charity Runners at the 2013 Pittsburgh Marathon and help us raise more money than ever before.
How: Click the big DONATE button or go one step further and help us fundraise by joining the team. You'll get your own fundraising page to share with all your amazing family and friends.
When you DONATE or FUNDRAISE the minimum $250 you will RECEIVE:
- Paid registration fee
- A free Dri-Fit T-Shirt
- The chance to save a life!
BUT WHY NOT RAISE MORE WHEN YOU GET THESE COOL PRIZES:
- $350: Paid registration fee, LLS Dri-Fit T-Shirt & $25 Dick's Sporting Goods gift card
- $500: Paid registration fee, LLS Dri-Fit T-Shirt & $50 Dick's gift card
- $1,000: Paid registration fee, LLS Dri-Fit T-Shirt & $100 Dick's gift card
- $2,000: Paid registration fee, LLS Dri-Fit T-Shirt & $200 Dick’s gift card
The money raised will go towards medical research & patient services!
Then: Choose from any of the 4 events offered:
- Full Marathon
- Half Marathon
- 5K (Takes place Saturday, May 4)
- Relay (2-5 people at $250 a person)
Registration and fundraising minimum due March 15th
For more information, please contact Chelsea Trimble by phone at 412-395-2879 or by email at Chelsea.Trimble@lls.org.
Donations can also be mailed to:
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Western PA/WV Chapter
333 East Carson Street, Suite 441
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Thank you all for your time and support!
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