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Raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma research

As I mentioned in my last post, I've joined the Team in Training Chicago chapter and after the kick off meeting next weekend I'll be training for the San Diego marathon on June 3rd. As a participant I'm responsible for raising $4,000 for Leukemia and Lymphoma research to find a cure for blood related cancers. The common belief is that a cure for blood related cancers could be the tipping point for curing all cancer. I would love to be able to bring children into a world where cancer is a thing of the past.
I'm running in memory of my Aunty Moreen who passed away in 2004 after a battle with bowel cancer. Bowel cancer is the 2nd most common cancer affecting women (after breast cancer) in the UK. Each year 35,000 people are diagnosed with the illness. My Aunt was an incredible woman who, despite her own illness, worked tirelessly to support patients and raise money for Cancer Research UK before she died. You can read more about her on my donation page. Please help me towards my goal with a donation. Every little bit helps.
Thank you,