Jill’s Fundraiser

Last week I got an email from Jill, who keeps a blog called Glossy Veneer. Jill wrote to say she was participating in the Rock & Roll San Antonio Marathon where she’ll be a team member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training. The Team in Training are raising funds to help stop Leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma. Jill herself has committed to raising $3,500, which is a lot of money, but not an unattainable goal – especially with help from blog readers.

Normally, I don’t post donation requests here and I don’t plan on making a habit of it, but Jill’s email hit close to home. A little friend of Fuzz’s was just diagnosed with lymphoma a few weeks ago and is currently in ICU at Dell Childrens Hospital. He’s been on my mind a lot lately and I feel deeply for his parents. For that reason, I’m posting a link to Jill’s fundraising site and asking everyone to consider donating a dollar or two. It all adds up.

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  1. Janet says

    Good morning Anna! I would happily tuck a $1 in an envelope to her but there is not an address only online donations. I am not comfortable doing that. Please let me know if she has a “slug mail” address I can use. Thank you for posting about her worthy cause!

  2. Rina says

    This issue hits close to home for many of us and I think Team in Training is a phenomenal organization. I trained with them a couple years ago to do the Rock N’ Roll Marathon in San Diego and it was an experience I’ll never forget. Fundraising is a difficult task, and you’re right Anna, every small amount helps – just donated to Jill!

  3. says

    Thank you Anna for mentioning this.

    Janet: I have updated my donation page to include a snail mail address.

    Rina: Thank you for your donation. Every time a donation comes through I get a surge of excitement and encouragement, no matter what the amount!

  4. says

    The unfortunate part of many of the blood diseases is the horrible lack of marrow transplants necessary for the cure. I support the Canadian umbrella organization by creating awareness jewellery for them and sell it at their annual gala. 50% of the profits go right back to the big hospital here that does most of the work with this.

    It’s a great cause and I’m happy to see you creating awareness around it.

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