Hello and Welcome! I am a first timer to this whole blog world but I am here to document my story. I have paired up with Team in training and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to not only better and fulfill my life while hopefully getting healthy and losing weight, but to raise money for blood cancer research!

It is estimated that every four minutes, someone is diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease or myeloma, which is approximately 138,530 new cases in 2009. An estimated 894,543 Americans are living with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. The hope is that with accelerated funding for research, all blood cancers will be curable by the next century. leukemia is the number-one disease killer of children, yet it affects nine times as many adults. The cause remains unknown.

In order to help find a cure, and to help provide patients with much-needed financial aid, I am going to spend the next few months working to raise at least $5,000! I would be honored if you joined me in this effort by making a donation.  I realize that times are tough but blood cancer patients are especially affected by the changing economy and need help and hope now more than ever before!

You may visit my webpage at:  http://pages.teamintraining.org/noh/nikesf13/tmasonhslp


Thanks for reading!


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