Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Fundraising letter

Dear Friends and Family,

Yes I know I said I was never going to do it again.  I know, I said it many times!  After each marathon I say I can never do another, it just hurt too bad!  But then…………I start thinking, I start thinking about Lindsay, I start thinking about Jordyn.  I think about the fact that they are no longer with us.  They are no longer with us because leukemia took them from us.  Then I start thinking…………..there still isn’t a cure!  Then I KNOW I have to run again.  I have to run till there is a cure.  I have to run till no other family has to feel the pain that Lindsay’s family felt, till no other family has to feel the pain that Jordyn’s family felt.  That means I have to run and raise money to help find a cure.

Then each time I run I find a new reason I need to run.  My new reason to run is Aleison.  Aleison is a 6 year old girl with A.L.L.  She loves cheerleading.  She is an awesome cheerleader.  I want her to remain a cheerleader.  Aleison was diagnoised with A.L.L. on March 1st, 2007.  She has been through treatment, YUCK!  She is in remission!  YEAH! 

I am training for another marathon for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  The Bayshore marathon in Traverse City Michigan, May 24th.  I will run all the miles for training,  I will run all the miles to complete the marathon.  I need you to help me raise the funds to do so.  I need you to help me find a cure!!  Cash, check, credit card, whatever you choose, just choose to help.  Online, through the mail, in person, the choice is yours.  Just please make the choice to help.  My web site to donate on line is

I have enclosed a self addressed, stamped envelope for you to use.  Please make checks payable to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  All donations are tax deductible.

I have a goal to raise $3000.  Every dollar helps!  Deadline is March 15th 2007!  Thank you!

Lindsay, Jordyn and Aleison

This is the letter that I will be sending out to all friends and family for donations!  What do you think?



lv2trnscrb said...

I like the letter; I know the pictures didn't come through, but I think it is a well-written letter. I have received letters from missionaries looking for donations to go on mission trips and they write it similar to how you wrote this for your passion towards finding a cure for leukemia


dennispswife said...

check date on letter 2007?  i did that to for the first part of the  i will be thinking of you as i also train to run a marathon. my daughter and i run in memory of one of her students who left us  because of leukemia we also run to promote awareness of breast cancer. which is trying to steal our loved ones. each person can make a difference good luck.