Thursday, June 12, 2008
I've mentioned it a few times, even posted about the volunteering and the concert, but I realized I never talked more about it. One of my closest friends, B, started training for Team in Training just over a month ago. In a nutshell, Team in Training is an organization that trains you to run in things like the Rock 'n Roll Marathon, or, like my friend B, in a triathlon. In return, you fundraise money that goes directly to fund research on leukemia and lymphoma. The way I understand it, there are "honored" team members, cancer survivors in whose honor you train. It's really quite neat, it's a huge, nationwide organization. There were hundreds (maybe even a thousand or more) TNTers at the San Diego Rock 'n Roll Marathon, some ran the half, others ran the whole. It's incredible how many people were running to support this cancer research. B has lost several friends to leukemia, and it's a really big deal for her, it's something she's very passionate about. I am so proud of her, this is really a big deal and she is such a role model in my life. (more than she knows I think) I have toyed with the idea of doing it myself at some point, but still am not sure if I am ready to make such a big commitment. I am completely willing to support my friend as she does this though, I think it's commendable.
I have been meaning to get over to donate to her, just haven't done it yet. I'm planning to do it tomorrow (since I'm crazy busy tonight with music lessons and rehearsals) Part of this post, is because I know she's still trying to fundraise a lot of money...her total is $4500. I'm posting a link to her Team in Training site, and if you feel moved or are able, take a look, check her out, support her if you can. She also needs a lot of prayers, they really help and I know they mean a lot to her.
The other thing, and maybe this is silly, but most of you know about my hesitancies of sharing my blog with friend irl, B is one of those people. So, needless to say, she doesn't know that I'm posting this, she doesn't know about my blog. She knows I read and comment on lots of blogs though. So there you go. Please keep B in your prayers, I just know she is making a huge impact on the world and inspiring so many people.
The picture for today is on that I took while we were cheering for the runners in the Rock 'n Roll Marathon a few weekends ago. It was a perfect day, and so very inspirational.