February 16, 2005

Attention Cactus Fans!

Is this thing still on? I guess it is. Excellent. Sit back and relax while Dawnie fills some space.

First, I would just like to take a moment to say that while I had Chris's category list at my mercy, it took quite a bit of self control not to file this in "Impending Fatherhood." Since I am most definitely not an impending father, nor any kind of parent-to-be, this is the kind of thing I would find funny. Because I'm silly like that.

Anyhow, I have a point. I am hijacking Chris's popularity for a good reason. So, everyone, take a gander over at the sidebar. See the Team in Training logo? That's me. Here's what it means:

I'm running a marathon to raise money and awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma society. A good friend of mine lost her father to leukemia when she was but a wee tot. I'm running to help find a cure for an active, vibrant 9-year old who's already been through chemo, and is still facing another year of treatment. I'm running to help them find a way to stop this horrible disease, so no one will ever have to lose a relative to leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's, or any other sort of blood-related cancer.

That $5 you were going to spend on a latte? Surely these people could use it more. Planning on dropping $20 at the bar on Friday? Sip club soda for an evening and help make a difference in the lives of millions of people. Everyone has something they can give - I'm giving over 4 months of my life to train for a 26.2-mile run. All I'm asking you for is a couple of dollars.

The best part is, you can donate online. 100% of your donation is tax-deductible, and you'll get a receipt in your e-mail for exactly that purpose. Take a minute, and make a difference

You can also follow my training here (where, conveniently, there is also a link to my donation page!).

Cactus readers, thanks for your time. Chris, thanks for letting me hijack your space to pimp my cause. Posted by at February 16, 2005 11:47 PM