I am training for another Half Marathon, this time under the lights of Las Vegas!! I am training with the wonderful organization that is Team In Training (TNT). TNT is an endurance training program that benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Rather than stopping at 13.1 miles, I have set my sights higher. I plan to raise at least $5,000 to help find a cure for blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.
As many may know, my sister, Karolyn Dallosto Pelka was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2015 and beat it! My mother, Ann Carr Dallosto, beat Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 1997, only to lose her life to pneumonia in early 1998. I will be running in her memory.
The money we raise will pay for support groups, educational programs, and financial planning for afflicted families. It will also fund grants for doctors at UCSF, UC Berkeley and Stanford who are working toward better treatments and a cure. If you would like us to run in honor or memory of someone special to you, please let us know. I will be writing the names on my hat for race day.
This is where you come in. We can do the training, but we need your help with the fundraising. Donations made are tax-deductible and at least 78 percent of LLS expenses go directly to research and patient services. Think of your donation as a “Get Well Soon” card to the people in your life who have been impacted by cancer. Please donate to help us find a cure for blood cancer!
Your donation will help fund treatments that save lives every day; like immunotherapies that use a person’s own immune system to kill cancer. You may not know it, but every single donation helps save a life with breakthrough therapies such as these. Patients like Karolyn, needed these cures and others need your support.
Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help get us all closer to a world without blood cancers.
Thank you and Go Team!