Thursday, May 09, 2013

Sharon's Letter

Dear Friends, 

Please donate $30+ TODAY to fight cancer!  Read below to see why!

In 2012, I participated in the Marin Olympic Triathalon with Team in Training.  I swam .93 miles, biked 22 miles, and ran 6.2 miles in 3.5 hours.  In support of my efforts, 49 people helped me raise over $2,500 to find better cures and treatments for cancer.

It is 2013 and it is time for me to up the ante!  I am going to do TWO Olympic Triathalons, with Team in Training, which have more difficult courses and a larger monetary goal of $3000.

May 5th - Wildflower, CA - .93 mile swim, 24.8 mile bike, 6.2 mile run
June 30th - Pacific Crest, OR - .93 mile swim, 28 mile bike, 6.2 mile run

Last fundraising letter, I told you all about how I have a piece of my ass where my toe used to be. Threatened by a possible future spreading Melanoma, half of my toe was chopped off and a piece of my backside was put in its place. But that's ancient history.

Unfortunately, what isn't cancer.  It is still kicking around affecting the people we know and love.  I can think of three of my peers (women in their 30's) who had to endure chemotherapy this year.  And that pisses me off!

If cancer also makes you mad, take 2 minutes and donate $30+ to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society from my fundraising page:

In the great words of my favorite author Dr. Seuss, 
“You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!” 

So, I'm going to take my half-toe,
And we're going to have fun.  
Kicking Cancer's ass 
As I Swim, Bike, and Run! 

Thank you for the love and support.  Even if you can only donate one dime, please add your donation to the cause.  Ever cent counts.

Sharon Pieczenik