So besides running my own health and fitness business, I plan events as well. Some of these events are fundraising events for charitable organizations. I have planned quite a few events to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Until recently, I did not personally know anyone that this terrible cancer effected, I just loved to raise money for a good cause. Then, a few months back I found out that a good friend of mine that just so happens to be my coach and mentor was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Not too long after that, I was told that another friend of mine and past co-worker also had the same diagnosis. Seeing the 2 of these incredibly brave people fight this awful disease has made me want to fundraise and do my part in helping to be one step closer to a cure each day!
So when I found out about this new fundraising effort that the LLS has developed, I was all over it! They call it “Moms in Training.” It is a training course for moms that would like to participate in their annual fundraising event, the Pineapple Classic 5k. It is a great way for moms to raise money for a good cause, meet other moms, and get in shape for the big race! The Pineapple Classic 5k is an obstacle course 5k that is run with a partner. Participants will be crawling, climbing, bouncing and bending to raise funds for blood cancer research and patient services. Each team is responsible for carrying one pineapple through the course without letting it touch the ground. Sounds like a blast to me. I love to combine fitness and health with a charitable cause!
Part of my commitment to the Moms in Training part of the program is that I will raise at LEAST $500 that will be donated the the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This is where I am asking for some support! I plan to host a small fundraising event in an effort to raise this money, but I would LOVE to be able to donate more than the minimum. Please consider donating to my team and helping me fight cancer while doing so!
To help me punch cancer in the face and donate to my team please click this link
Thank you so much for your donation and I will update you on which place I finish in the race!! The race takes place on September 20, 2014. Click here for more info on the Pineapple Classic