step for life

Taking one step at a time for life. Whether walking, jogging, or running, step up towards finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma and other blood-related illnesses. Join us in our cause to raise much needed funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

we did it!

Thank you all who supported us in this wonderful cause. Check back shortly for the full story.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

bbq fundraiser : August 27th

We will be hosting a BBQ Fundraiser on Saturday August 27th at Cuesta Park in Mountain View. We'll be there all day so stop by, say hello, and fill up with some tasty barbeque! Cuesta Park has many recreation areas, including many tennis courts, children's playground, and lots of nice grass to roll around in. We'll also have badminton gear, bocce balls for the bocce ball court, and lots of other activities for you to burn off that bbq! All proceeds will go towards the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Look for us at tables 13 & 14 by the parking lot with the purple and green balloons.

The 5k Warm Up - healthy hot dogs for the kids (and adults too) with:
• Mama's special delectable macaroni salad
• thirst quenching beverage of choice (water, juice, soda)
- All for $5

The 26k Full Marathon - killer combination BBQ ribs and chicken with:
• Mama's special delectable macaroni salad
• plenty of energy sustaining rice
• thirst quenching beverage of choice (water, juice, soda)
- All for $10

Also available are tasty yummy brownie bricks for $1 per piece.

Cuesta Park Map

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

more the merrier

Here we are (Mark second from left, Maricar far right) training with Maricar's brother and his girlfriend - who voluntarily joined us in one of our trainings in Campbell. We achieved 10 miles in the sweltering heat that day.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

making a difference

The following is excerpted from one of our Coaches newsletters, with a few edits:

The exciting new treatments being developed for blood cancers are a perfect example of just how our fundraising efforts are helping others. Back in 1865 the first effective use of chemotherapy to treat a malignant disease was recorded. It was used to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). The success of this treatment spawned the use of chemotherapy for all types of cancers, not just blood cancers. As we know, the use of chemotherapy as treatment for cancer patients continues today.

Research, development and advances that help fight blood cancers directly benefits the fight against ALL forms of cancer - including breast cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, etc. Three years ago hematological cancer research was a dreaded, declining field. But now with new developments and increased funding (thanks in part to your generosity) hematological research is one of the most HOPEFUL and EXCITING research areas.

· More graduate students are choosing Hematology Oncology - more thinking power!
· More legislation is being drafted - allowing for more awareness about the need for research funding.
· And stem cell research is making discoveries, once considered sci-fi film material, that will now drive controlling cancerous & non-cancerous cell replication.
This is fantastic news. And through our involvement with Team in Training while fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, we are helping to make this happen. As we continue our training and fundraising through the generous contributions made by you (our sponsors), we are proud of the tremendous difference we are making in our community and in the lives of so many who battle cancer.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

going the distance

We're going the distance. So far we've completed 10 miles with no problems. Hills are a different story. Luckily the course will not be inundated with steep inclines such as the Stanford Dish. However, by the end of this month we will attempt to break 16 miles, and we'll be returning to the trails and dams of Los Gatos which will be challenging to say the least.

The half marathon distance is 13.1 miles. Who'd imagine we'd be able to reach that milestone! With a couple more months to go, we'll continue to build our momentum and endurance and leave the single digit miles in the dust.

Thanks to the salt shots, energy bars, and electrolyte infused beverages, we'll be ready and waiting when October approaches.

Monday, August 01, 2005

garage sale : success

Thanks to all who came by, visited, and donated toward the cause. We were able to raise some good funding in two days, which will make a small dent in our quest to raise $3,600 - but still much more to go. Some of our larger items are still for sale, such as a dining table, and a dog igloo. If interested, please let us know.

We are also planning a BBQ fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, August 27 at Cuesta Park in Mountain View. More details to come.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

national fundraising news

TNT raises more than 35% of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s funds each year. Last year, TNT nationwide raised over $85 million. Ten years ago, TNT raised a fraction of that at $3.7 million. Thank you all for generously sharing yourselves to the cause and saving lives as we happily achieve our goal one mile at a time.

The New York Times recently posted an article on the growing interest in team training and raising funds for worthy causes. Read on.