Some of you already know, but for those that are new here, I am raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
My cousin Carmen’s son, Connor is 4 years old and has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). While his prognosis is good, he still has 2 years of treatment left to go. He is 1 year down.
I started running with Team in Training to raise money for LLS to help support him and his family. His mom is a strong beautiful woman, who also happens to be a single mom serving in the Navy. I have such admiration for her strength during all of this!
Carmen and Connor at a recent Benefit trip to the beach
My cousins also lost their mother, Betty Jo, to the same Leukemia 9 years ago. That’s not fair.
I am running today for Connor and for Betty Jo. I am running because it’s one small thing I can do to help support my family.
To help raise money, I am hosting an online raffle.
Here are the great items up for grabs! Huge THANK YOU to all the companies that graciously donated items!
Shown here: Race Ready Streamline Technical Shirt
Raffle Item: $25 gift certificate to Race Ready
In Run Like a Mother, authors Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea offer both inspirational advice and practical strategies to help multitasking women make running part of their busy lives.
McDowell and Shea understand the various external and internal forces in everyday life that can unintentionally keep a wife–mother–working woman from lacing up her shoes and going for a run.
Sample pack of Picky Bars.
Picky Bars were designed by professional endurance athletes to provide perfectly formulated natural nutrition. They are Allergy sensitive, and scientifically scrumptious snack bars that contain a proven ratio carbohydrates to protein. Always gluten & dairy free, and always made with real food by real people.
Sweaty Bands are the number one fitness headbands in the world and the hottest accessory on the planet! The simple design gives you a no-slip solution to top off any look. We offer more than a thousand colors, patterns and print combinations that empower women and girls to express their unique style. Sweaty Bands grip and hold your hair during the most strenuous of workouts, all without slipping, tugging or pulling. From yoga classes or marathons to hanging out with friends or happy hour, Sweaty Bands are a must for your workouts or everyday wear.
LLS Water Bottle and 2 tubes of Grape Nuun. Love my Nuun!
1 dress of choice from Nuu-Muu! Why is everyone raving about Nuu-Muu? Because Nuu-Muus feel as good as they look and perform like a dream. Nuu-Muu dresses are easy care and easy wear which makes them a go-to garment in any wardrobe. Our no-fuss dresses are flattering and friendly to real women’s bodies. Nuu-Muus are designed to perform from the trail to the gym and charm everywhere in between. They are crafted for comfort – so you feel good enough to keep going. Nuu-Muus are also perfect for travel, great at the beach and darling at dinner. They layer gorgeously for year-round versatility. There is nothing built in, so you get to choose your favorite undergarments. Bike shorts, running tights, yoga pants, swimwear – Nuu-Muu does what you do.
Swag bag from Team in Training. Coffee mug, Cinch bag and various other items included!
$10 Gift Certficate to myhandana.com
Our reinvented sports wristbands are made of soft, durable, SupplexTM LycraTM fabric allowing you to wipe and wick away sweat and nasal drip that’s getting in the way of your activities. For men and women of all fitness level across a variety of sports, Handana handles the sweat so you can focus on your finish line.
Sweat Guru Swag Bag:
Tank top, tote bag, sunglasses, wine glass, etc.
Variety pack of BIC Bands.
Non-slip headbands for sports. Started as a fundraiser and a portion of very sale goes to charity. BIC stands for “Because I Can”. (which I personally LOVE)
Your choice of one pair of Compression Socks from Lunatik Athletiks.
Our graduate compression socks are CE, FDA and GMP certified for quality assurance. Features include; 20-30mm-Hg of compression, improved athletic performance and endurance by reducing muscle vibration, graduated compression reduces the build up of lactic acid, helps the muscle recover faster, provides relief from feeling tired and aching legs, improves blood circulation, prevents injuries. In addition to performance technology, our compression sock come in rockin’ styles and colours. Just an added feature to contribute to your running efficacy.
If you want a chance at one of these great prizes, make a tax-deductible contribution to my Team in Training page.
$5 = one entry
$10 = 3 entries
$15 = 5 entries
$20 = 7 entries
Once you have entered of all your information, it is best to choose privacy: “identity only” or “visible”. You must choose one of these for me to know who you are.
I’ll also give bonus entries on top of your donation if you share this raffle with the world! Facebook, your blog, Dailymile, Twitter etc. Every time you share, leave a new comment and you will get an extra entry after you have donated.
Entries will be accepted until midnight CDT on Wednesday, September 11th and winners will be announced Friday, September 13th. All entries will be entered in the order that they are received into a spreadsheet. Winners will be chosen by Random.org and notified via email as well as my blog. (Limit 2 prizes per person.)
For every 100 new people, I will add an additional item funded personally.
Thank you for your support!