February 24, 2009

Please help Mark Marabeti - he beat his cancer and now he's helping others beat theirs too

Mark is in serious training for a grueling bike ride in July, all in the name of fighting cancer.  He's signed up for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training and is trying to raise funds for charity.  He's supposed to raise $5000 by May, otherwise, he'll either have to drop out or pay up the delta between what he's raised and his target on his own.  We've just donated and I hope you'll consider pledging an amount - whether it's $10 or $100, it all makes a difference - for both Mark and others like him that have suffered from cancer.

 Here's an excerpt from Mark's blog: 

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - Team in Training

Team in Training logo In May, I will be cancer-free for 10 years after having received a clinical trial, radiation, and later, high-dose chemotherapy followed by a stem-cell transplant at Stanford Medical Center from 1998 - 1999 for advanced Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I want to both share this milestone with others who are dealing with blood cancers and give back to the medical community. Recently, I joined the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's (LLS) fundraising program - Team in Training. My goal is to raise $5,000 which the LLS will use to fund research for cures and less invasive treatment as well as to provide patient and family services. While actively fundraising, I will be training for an intense cycling event, the Death Ride. On July 11th, my teammates and I will strive to complete 129 miles and climb 15,000 feet in the California Alps. During the next five months, my Honorees will be family members past and present who know cancer all too well.
"You must do the things you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt

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