I Am Running To Find a Cure For My Father
"In an instant the world can change And tomorrow will never be like yesterday And all the dreams that hold onto may only be a step away Noting can stop us getting stronger everyday."
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On June 23, 2014 my father Robert Gore called and told me that he was just diagnosed with Leukemia. I was in shock; he was a prostate cancer survivor. What do you mean you have leukemia? I started with Team In Training/LLS in 2012 because I heard it was a wonderful organization. I had no idea when I first joined I would be raising money for my own father.
I am now in my 3rd season with TNT, I am running for my Father. I am mentoring, training, and fundraising to complete my third 1/2 marathon. I will run 13.1 Miles in the Nike Women's Marathon, San Francisco. The finisher medal was my personal carrot until my Father’s diagnosis.
I learned late in life that I am Athlete, who knew?
In 2012 I joined Team In Training trained, fundraised and completed my first Triathlon - I swam 1 mile, biked 25 miles & ran 6.2miles.
In 2013 I had my 2nd season with TNT where I trained, fundraised and completed my first 1/2 Marathon - I ran 13.1 miles
In 2014, I Trained for & Finished: Tinkerbell Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) - January 2014 LA Marathon (26.2 Miles) - March 2014
I fell in LOVE with my TNT Teammates and the TNT/LLS mission to eradicate blood cancers from our lives. Teams are made up of individuals, without them, there is no team. It is because of the remarkable people I have met each season that keeps me coming back to make a difference.
My Teammates have become life-long friends/chosen family who are helping to fund research that will bring an end to Blood Cancers.
I have a mission-to help find a cure and more effective treatments for blood cancers. To accomplish that mission, I’m participating in endurance sports event as a member of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training. Like other TNT members, I am raising funds to help find a cure and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma patients. I’m improving my quality of life running to find a cure. With your support together we can help improve the quality of life for patients and their families as well.
Please help me in my mission is to bring an end to blood cancers TODAY! Every tax deductible dollar counts, no matter the amount.
Someday is today!
Team In Training is the largest endurance sports training program in the world. Team In Training has trained over a half a million runners, walkers, triathletes, cyclists and hikers and raised over $1.3 billion to fund lifesaving research.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society/LLS is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. LLS's mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.