Monday, November 11, 2013

2013 Virtual Turkey Trot!

Why do you run?  I run to save lives! 

I wanted to take time out of all my fun runDisney banter to tell you about a project I am working on.  As you know, I have been training with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training.  I will run the Nike Women's Half Marathon on October 19th, 2014 in honor of my Aunt Linda who was recently diagnosed with cancer.  I will be running for a reason much more important than the personal challenge of completing a Half Marathon.  I am running to save lives!  (and so can you...)

As a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training program, I have pledged to train on the behalf of all the affected children and their families to help raise money for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma research and patient assistance programs.  During my training, I have gotten close to a few families with sick children.  I am very sad to report that my sweet angel Kaitlyn has lost her battle.  I am very happy to report that Emily is still fighting leukemia--and winning!  She is the first child to get an experimental treat that involves giving her body new T-cells.  The treatment is working for Emily and she is now cancer free!  She just celebrated her one and a half year cancer free anniversary.  
As you may or may not know, leukemia is the #1 disease killer of children and the leading fatal malignant disease of men and women under the age of 35.  Although the cause of leukemia remains unknown, recently developed treatments and steady advances in research bring us closer to a cure every day.  These research advances were only achieved as a result of contributions made by companies, foundations and individuals like you.
My goal is to raise $2000 by the end of 2013. If you would like to help, please consider registering for my 2013 Virtual Turkey Trot!  For the race, anytime until the end of November--run, walk, skip or crawl your chosen distance—BLING included!  As a thank you for registering, I will send you this beautiful finisher medal.  To register, just make a donation of $20 or more using the button below.  Want to run with a group?  I offer group discounts!  Click the Paypal to see what they are (if you need 6 or more--email me and we can work something out).  I will be doing this event with my kids on Thanksgiving morning. I am organizing this race a little different.  Once I get 25 people registered, I will order the medals.  If I do not have the 25  registered by November 20th, I will refund your money through Paypal.  This will ensure that most participants have their medals by Thanksgiving!  Please consider registering and helping me reach my goal.  With the generosity of people like you, there is every reason to believe that a cure for blood-related cancer, and all cancers is in sight!
A dream is a wish…

Number Registered


  1. I just signed up my friends and I. We are doing a 5k the morning after Thanksgiving and this will be a great motivator! Blessings ,

  2. My daughter joined this marathon but she was not able to finish. She felt so bad. She said she wanted to stay longer on the rest but asthma started to keep up with her. I told her that she can do better next time. Great advocacy Amy! Keep it up!

  3. Hello,

    I signed up on Thanksgiving day after I finished my turkey trot; will I still received a medal?


    1. Hello Nakia! I closed registeration on 11/20. You will be refunded. Thanks anyway!

  4. I should try signing up for virtual races. They all seem so fun! :)