Friday, October 31, 2008

Victory Ride

My friend Karen joined Team in Training last summer to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society while training for a century ride (100 miles). Here's a note I got from Karen the other day:

The Intracoastal Waterway Century (100 miles) ride was last Sunday - what a beautiful day it was! Sunny and cool with lots of water views. The event had about 500 riders of which 83 were TNT members from around Florida. Starting in Cocoa we headed north up to Titusville, over the water to the space center area and then southward to the end of Merritt Island, passing back to the mainland, and then north again back to the beginning. It was rather windy in the northbound direction, adding an extra challenge; but all for a very important cause. All in all the TNT team raised over $173,000, so thank you again for your contribution to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Contributions to the LLS have helped fund research for new drugs like Gleevec which is used by one of our team members, making it possible for him to train and complete the century ride!

Karen rode in memory of a friend who died of Hodgkins lymphoma many years ago, and in honor of me and my battle with leukemia. Thank you Karen and all Team in Training participants who help raise money to fund the war on blood cancers.


Jim said...

Great job, Karen, and thank you!


Kellee Maleski said...

My name is Kellee and I rode with Karen and we called her my "mom" on the team. She speaks highly of you and I too am glad I could help raise money for people like you who fight this battle everyday. Keep staying strong