Team in training

May 9, 2008

If you have just been waiting for someone to suggest a Team in Training superstar to support, feel free to go here and pledge your support to my friend Erica and feel great. Thank you — really, I’m truly grateful.

If you don’t yet know about the fantastic work that Team in Training does, allow me to mention that since 1998 they have raised $850mm for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodkin’s disease, and myeloma research. It’s their 20th anniversary this year, and I think you’d feel awesome if you pledged right now.

I’m always amazed how many people’s lives have been affected by blood and lymph cancers. Leukemia is the most common childhood cancer, but an awful lot of adult are afflicted by lymphomas too. My mom was just telling me about a friend of hers whose 11-year old son died of leukemia. If you ever hope to have kids, it would be awfully propitious to join in the fight against blood cancers. More to the point, one of Renkoo’s team members is a survivor, so it’s a cause near to our heart.

Team in Training also helps train runners, cyclists, and triathletes to go further than they ever thought they could. My sponsored athlete, Erica, went from total novice to riding a century in just a few months. I’m too big a wimp to follow her achievement except in a vicarious way — but I salute and support her. I hope you can too.

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