And now for something worthwhile.. and email from Courtney…

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope all of you are doing well on this beautiful, yet muggy Tuesday morning (well, in Philly anyway). I apologize for not sending an email last week….nothing exciting happened though. The half marathoners ran 5 miles-that was it. This weekend was a little more exciting-actually this week is a really busy week! But on Saturday i ran 6 miles, and let me tell you, i was feeling it! That is the farthest that i’ve ever gone! I was achy on Sunday, and yesterday. Today i’m feeling great.  At the run practice, nothing really big happened. The biggest thing was dodging the goose poop that was all over the sidewalk.  But training is going well. And today i’m holding a fundraiser at a local Applebees that i’m really excited/nervous about! Applebees has been generous enough to let us hold a fundraising even there and are even donating food and extending the happy hour for us. I’ve given out around 50 flyers, and i’ve had a good response, so we’ll see how it goes . And i am shutter happy, so there will be LOTS of pictures!

Another exciting thing this week is that we are having our team hero dinner tomorrow. *yea!* We are finally going to get to meet them! One is a young boy, around 8, named Markie who had Leukemia and beat it, another is a gentleman named David who had myleoma i think he got it at age 50 and beat it. The last one, but not least is Adam. I hope Adam is able to make it! He recently had a stem cell replacement procedure and i’m not sure if he’s well enough to make it. When you have that procedure done, you’re supposed to stay in isolation for atleast a month b/c you have no immune system. And speaking of heroes…..From what i understand, Dan Higgins, one of the gentlemen that i am running in honor of, is receiving his last round of chemotherapy very soon!  And his spirits are up and he’s determined to beat this, which is really excellent news! Joe is also doing well. He’s had his second round of the experimental high dosage chemotherapy and is doing great!

On a different note…..to all of you who have donated, i thank you from the bottom of my heart! For those of you who haven’t, i mentioned the reasons why you should, i’ve mentioned the benefits, so i’m not going to do that this time. I’m going to leave you with some information to think about. And if you choose to donate, please go to the website at: http://www.active.com/donate/tntepa/tntepaCChambe . Or if you would rather mail a donation in, please let me know and i’ll send you a letter with all the info. you need on it! Thanks so much and have a blessed week!

The Facts:

*750, 000 Americans are living with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and Hodgkins disease

*Every 10 minutes another child or adult is expected to die from a blood cancer

*Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children and adults under the age of 20.

We are Making a Difference:

*Five year survival rates for blood cancers have doubled since the 1960s

*The money that is funding research for blood cancer is also impacting breast cancer, prostate cancer and AIDS advancements.

Sincerely,

Courtney L. Chambers

Hey,check out what i’m doing!:)

http://www.active.com/donate/tntepa/tntepaCChambe

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2 Comments »

  1. sam Said:

    It must be pretty awesome to see your daughter working so hard for someone else’s benefit.

  2. Kelly Said:

    This is such a great cause. I have four friends who have teamed up to do the 3 day run from Tecumseh. They have been training very hard–Good luck Courtney!!

    Love Kelly


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