Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Sister & the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Need Your Help!

I know you have heard me talk about my sisters before.  Well today, my sister Coree needs our my sister (she is the youngest sister).

Hi seester!  Coree is 25 and lives in Walnut Creek California.  She graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from The School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.  She is currently working as an Environmental Compliance Engineer for USS-Posco a steel finishing company.

A little bit about my sister....she is the dumbest smart girl that I know....seriously, she can't chew gum and walk at the same time, but she can explain how to calculate the amount of waste that is emitted from a smokestack, knows a million OSHA rules and regulations and before she was promoted she was the foreman on a steel finishing line and could hold her own supervising a ton of guys, younger and older than her!  She is an amazing sister, friend and aunt!  I miss her terribly and wished she lived closer!  My sister has recently taken up running!  She is training for her first half marathon, 13.1 miles seriously I don't want to drive 13.1 miles let alone run it.

On November 14, 2010 she will run the Big Sur Half Marathon in Monterey Bay, CA!  She has teamed up with Team in Training to train for the race.  Team in Training is a non profit endurance training program that benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.  They have invested more that $600 million in research since 1949, last year alone LLS made 6.3 million contacts with patients, caregivers and health care professionals.

My sister needs to raise $2,500 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  75% of all donations made go directly to fund research and patient services (this is one of the highest percentages among charitable organizations).  So today we (me and seester) are asking for your donations to LLS!  All donations are 100% tax deductible!!

Finally (and most importantly), if you know someone who has been afflicted with a blood-cancer, Coree would love to run in their honor as well.  Please let me know their name(s).
If you would like to donate please visit Coree's training page here!  If every 9 o'clock Dance of Joy! follower donated $5 we could raise $1760 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

Thank you in advance!  If you have any questions or would like to talk to my sister about having her run in someone's honor let me know and I will put you in touch with her!


Samantha said...

My mom was just diagnosed with Follicular Lymphoma, Stage 4 this past Monday. That was the hardest thing she has ever done, going there and getting those test results. She was absolutely terrified because she was imagining she had every type of cancer possible.
Her name is Sandy Schmidt.
Thanks. and I love what you are doing. That is a great organization to donate to and running in there honor is amazing also.


Cynthia said...

What an awesome sister. So glad SHE doesn't have cancer, you had me worried there for a minute. Best wishes for great success!

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