In the words of Uncle Sam
“WE WANT YOU”
TO CURE BLOOD CANCERS
Dr Larry’s Team ‘16
We are looking for folks like you who want to be a part of the California International Marathon (CIM) this coming December 4, 2016, in Sacramento. Run the entire 26.2 miles or one, two, or three segments of the course as a part of our relay team.
OUR GOALS ARE:
To create teams of two to four that can complete the course in six (6) hours or less, as that is the CIM cutoff for completion. The more teams the better.
To raise $150,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), which equates to $1 per newly diagnosed patient in the USA in the coming year.
SHARON & LARRY WILL DO THE FOLLOWING:
Pay for the team and participant entry fees partnering with the local LLS chapter and the CIM who have agreed to act as sponsors of our effort.
Coordinate the team building and make sure everybody who wants to participate is placed on a team to do so, creating the right mix of runners and walkers to meet the 6-hour time limit.
Provide training by coordinating with the local LLS chapter as a part of their Team in Training program. Training will begin in June and end with the CIM. These sessions will take place on a Saturday morning and Wednesday evening.
Provide Dr Larry’s Team support items including running shirts, a prerace pasta dinner, snacks at the finish line, and assist our out-of-town team members with lodging arrangements through the CIM housing program.
WHAT WE ASK YOU TO DO:
Join Dr Larry’s Team.
Spread the word and forward this to any friends or family who want to be a part of a major running event.
Commit to the team by contributing a nonrefundable amount of $250 to secure your place on the team.
Pledge to do more and help us reach our goal is to raise $150,000. Working with our local LLS chapter Sharon and I will assist you in this fundraising effort.
This is a labor of love for Sharon and me. During the last four years, we have raised over $300,000 for LLS. We will not rest on our laurels. Let’s make an impact. Blood cancers do not discriminate between the rich and famous, or folks who have less in life. For all, it is a crisis. LLS has been engaged for the last 60 years in research to find cures with over $1 billion granted for research purposes and in the case of childhood leukemia changed the course from less than 10% survival to over 90% today.
We cannot guarantee what the weather will be on December 4th (although it has only rained five times in the last 33 years of the event) but we can guarantee you a feeling of belonging and hope for all of us who are diagnosed, acting as caregivers, or just providing support.
Larry and Sharon