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General Category => News and Announcements => Topic started by: Adam R Wende on December 06, 2019, 03:52:04 am

Title: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Post by: Adam R Wende on December 06, 2019, 03:52:04 am
Dear Fast Running Blog Team,

I need your help and am reaching out to friends, family, fellow runners, and anyone else who may have been touched by cancer so we together can raise a minimum of $20,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) in a fundraiser that will culminate in our team of 10 runners completing the April 26, 2020 London Marathon.

My challenge to you is to donate $26.20, or more if appropriate, to this cause and share the story with anyone you know touched by cancer.

A quick summary is below.
A news announcement from my university is here (
My direct fundraiser page is here (
If you prefer Facebook donations you can do so here (
And for those who do not know my FRB history, my blog is here (
With my final Utah race with a great team at the Utah Valley Marathon (

Quick summary:

I joined your ranks back in 2007 shortly after moving to Salt Lake City to complete my postdoctoral training at The University of Utah. During my time in SLC I got to meet a number of you in person. Obviously there has been some turnover in active members in the subsequent nearly 13 years (in fact a couple of you might not have been born)...

Why I am reaching out now, is that in 2014 I was diagnosed with leukemia, shortly after running what was up until that point my slowest marathon.

However, I was quickly cured, in remission for about 5 years. Unfortunately, not everyone has been as lucky and last November (2018) I lost a friend to a different form of leukemia. That is why at that time I switched the focus of my quest to complete the Abbott World Marathon Majors and decided to put it to good use and joined Team in Training. This way I can put my passion for running into efforts to help other with blood cancer.

Please consider donating and/or sharing any of the above links.

God bless and thank you for your time and support.

Kind regards,