Event: Virgin Money London Marathon
Date: April 26, 2020
Fred's Team Participant for: 2 Years
In spring 2016 I was diagnosed with Follicular Lymphoma. This is an indolent blood cancer that currently requires monitoring, but will need chemotherapy in the future. At the time I was told it was likely that would happen in a couple of years. 6 months later I ran the 2016 NYC Marathon and raised $23,000 for Fred's Team. It blew me away that the people in my life - even people I haven't seen since high school! - would show such love and care. My lymphoma has remained quiescent now for 4 years surprising my Sloan Kettering hematologist but I believe it is related to my running and the support I received.
I have now signed on to run the London Marathon on April 26th. Yes, that is only 2 months away. (The picture on this page is from 2016 just before the NYC run when I was at a conference in London and did my long run.) I'm up to doing 1.5 hour long runs and though my pace is slower than 2016 I'm feeling great. I have committee to raising $10,000 and I have already secured my first $1000 donation!
When it comes time for me to recieve chemo at Memorial Sloan Kettering I want to wear my official Fred's Team shirt into Sloan Kettering and tell the staff and other patinets how much money I've raised to support their reserach and services. Please consider donating to my cause.
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