Thursday, February 4, 2016

personal honoured teammate

I'd like to introduce you to my friend Jenn... We became friends several years ago, when she started working with my husband. We became running buddies and have logged many long (but fun!) miles together. Starting with training for the DC Nike Women's Half Marathon in 2013. Jenn had no personal connection to to the mission of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at the time, but was looking for a way to give back to the community. Though she ran just one season with Team In Training, she has continued to support the fundraising efforts of the friends who continue to train and fundraise with the Team.

A couple weeks ago, Jenn went to see her doctor for a cough that wouldn't go away, thinking she might have pneumonia ... She was diagnosed with primary mediastinal large B cell lymphoma (a form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma) earlier this week.
Who ever would have thought that the money Jenn raised for LLS would go to fund treatment research and support programs that she might someday benefit from personally?
So I am training and fundraising for LLS this season in Jenn's honour... And I am looking forward to running the marathon of her choice with her, once she's got this thing beat!

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