Monday, July 02, 2012
Twenty years ago, I gave bone marrow to a little boy with leukemia. It was a decision that changed my life. Then a few years ago, my wife’s cousin died of that very same cancer, despite the prayers, despite the fact that we found her a marrow donor, and added over 30 people to the marrow donation lists. Ever since then, I’ve thought long and hard about what I could do to help find a cure, and help other people threatened by this terrible cancer. A few months ago, while running along the Jordan Parkway, I passed several people in these purple shirts that said “Team in Training.”
After a little bit of research, I now know that Team in Training is a way for people to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, while getting trained to achieve specific goals, such as to run a marathon. I’ve thought about joining Team in Training, but have concerns about specific fund raising goals. Has anyone out there joined Team in Training? What was your experience like?