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Ellie is Fighting Cancer One Mile at a Time

Saturday, June 23, 2012

As a cancer patient (survivor), it is especially important to me to find a cure not only for blood cancers, but for all cancers. I have decided to celebrate my recent remission news by running a marathon in Ireland! This will be a feat of physical and mental endurance for me after having been through the wringer in treatments for the last 3 years. More importantly, this will be a 26.2 mile journey celebrating LIFE!

I am raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as a participant in their Team In Training program. As per SP Community Guidelines, I cannot ask you for donations to my fundraising campaign. However, if you'd like to read more on my cancer story, or check out my fundraising page then feel free to follow the links below.

Ellie's TNT page:

Ellie's cancer journey: pepperedworld.blo

Thank you for your support and encouragement.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
UNICORN212 7/20/2012 10:04PM

    Done! Wish I could be there to cheer you on!

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MRS_AVERY 6/28/2012 7:47PM

    thank you all for your support and encouragement.

Sue - I know your first 5K can be scary, but running is 80 % mental and 20% physical preparation. If this is your first 5K, train hard, you will never feel as wonderful as when you cross that first finish line. After that, training for another event will be that much more enjoyable, knowing that you will be great at that finish line. For me, Doing the Ireland marathon is a celebration of life. I'm not trying to break any running record, I'll walk most of it, but I will finish. Thank you for your comments and Good luck in September. Let me know how you do and if you got the running bug. ;-)

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SUEJENN 6/26/2012 9:39PM

    A marathon. I am so impressed. I know how difficult it is to deal with the fatigue. Just how do you do that without making yourself sick? I am training now for a 5K at the end of Sept. How did you work up to a marathon? So gutsy!! emoticon

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SMALLERMELORIE 6/24/2012 11:36AM

    I am so glad you are in remission and good luck to you on the run.

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BEFIT015 6/23/2012 11:23PM

    DONE! I wish you the VERY best!

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