Hi Friends & Family!
We’re really in the homestretch now, less than 3 weeks to go til our race. I’m now only $175 away from my goal of $3,000 for the Leukemia Society and training is going great! Last weekend I actually passed the half marathon distance – I ran with my coaches and teammates and we completed 15 miles, running for just over 3 hours, and I had no knee pain after! So I’m ready for the race, and I just need to wrap up the fundraising now! Again, thank you SO MUCH for all of your support and encouragement this year – it means the world to me to have you all following along on this journey once again.
The title of my email was Give 5, Take 5, Send 5 because I’m asking that:
GIVE 5: if you can afford to give just $5, you can make your donation online with a credit card at http://pages.teamintraining.org/hi/nikesf09/myoshioka – it all adds up!
TAKE 5: Take just five minutes of your time and…
SEND 5: Send this email along to just 5 friends, family, coworkers, etc.
Leukemia research is actually leading to breakthroughs with other forms of cancer as well, which is part of the reason that I am so passionate about this cause. Every mile I run, every dollar we raise, we are all moving closer to a cure for cancer, the ultimate finish line! Also, if you have a family member, friend, or loved one who’s been affected by leukemia, please feel free to let me know by leaving a comment here or on the donation page. A friend of mine is designing a necklace for me to wear that will be a reminder of all of those who I’ve dedicated this race to and I’d be honored to have your loved one included as well.
P.S. It’s not too late for entertainment books! You can order 2010 books for all 50 states at www.tinyurl.com/entertainment2010 and the proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. They’ll make great Christmas gifts this year!