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Run 50 for 50

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BENEFITING: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

EVENT DATE: Jun 07, 2013

Paul Cooney

THE STORY:

A couple of months ago, I was reading the upcoming race section in Runner’s World magazine and came across a write-up for the Bear Lake Utah Marathon.  As I read the article, I noticed a mention for a second marathon in Idaho to complete the 50 mile loop around Bear Lake.  The Lake is north of Salt Lake City and straddles the border of the two states.

At the time I read the article, I was looking for a crazy way to push my endurance and to bring attention to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) mission to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

With caution scattered to the wind, I embarked on what I am calling my Fifty for Fifty. Fifty for fifty refers to two full marathons on back to back days for a total of 52.4 miles (50 plus 2.4 miles), and the celebration of my 50th birthday the following day.

The stresses that I will cause my body are nothing compared to what thousands of cancer patients experience every day.  I saw it during my son Jason’s treatment, I see it with so many other patients and survivors that cross my path each and every day, and most recently I am seeing it as my mother in law battles Lymphoma for the second time.  These are the heroes!

Please join me in supporting LLS with their mission to “cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families”.   Any costs incurred for travel and race expenses are my costs.  No money from your donation will go towards non-mission related expenses.

Every day, we are getting closer to a cure.  With your help and generosity, that someday could be today.

God bless!

Paul Cooney

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$600

MONEY RAISED
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  • Nancy

    $50

  • Jennifer & James St. James

    $50

  • Wendy Carey

    $50

  • Piper Medcalf

    $100

  • Lorraine Grassmann

    $100

  • Lisa and Mason Klasky

    $100

  • Valerie Cao

    $100

  • Heather Anderson

    $50

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1% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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The Team: $600 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Heather Anderson

Heather Anderson

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Valerie Cao

Valerie Cao

DONATION: $100

Paul, you are incredible! Good luck on the marathons and Happy 50th birthday. What a way to celebrate! 4 years ago

Lisa and Mason Klasky

Lisa and Mason Klasky

DONATION: $100

Go Coach Paul...you are awesome! 4 years ago

Lorraine Grassmann

Lorraine Grassmann

DONATION: $100

Thank you, Coach. Thank you for being the inspiration you are. Thank you for doing this in Vicki's memory. And thank you for another year I get to spend with my brother because of what you do. 4 years ago

Piper Medcalf

Piper Medcalf

DONATION: $100

Thank you Coach Paul for everything you do and for your continued support...you are such a great inspiration to all! 4 years ago

Wendy Carey

Wendy Carey

DONATION: $50

Way to go Coach Paul! You are truly an inspiration! 4 years ago

Jennifer & James St. James

Jennifer & James St. James

DONATION: $50

You rock, Coach Paul! Thanks for doing this in memory of Vicki. You both were instrumental to getting me out on the road, motivated and finishing races. Thank you so much! 4 years ago

Nancy

Nancy

DONATION: $50

4 years ago