Saturday, October 27, 2012

Coltons Army and Pile on The Miles

Have you signed up to join Coltons Army?
This comes directly from her blog, Livin the Fit Life. 
Colton is my friend Suzy's son.  His is 12 years old and here is what he has gone through within the past 3 years:

-Diagnosed with hypo-diploid Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (A.L.L.) on 9/11/09 
-Bone Marrow Transplant 1/6/10 
-Relapsed 12/20/10 
-Stem Cell Transplant 3/5/11 
-One year follow up - shows his body in REMISSION!! 3/22/12 
-19 months of remission & cancer strikes for the 3rd time 
**Starting chemo on 10/23/12 and preparation for 3rd transplant 

We found out last week that the cancer is back for the 3rd time.  At this point, all treatments are experimental.  Doctors don't have answers, so they are trying something that hasn't been tried before.  Unfortunately, this means that insurance is sketchy.  Insurance doesn't like experimental anything.  

After the thousands of dollars my friends have raised for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, this time they are the ones who need a fundraiser.  

So, I am hosting a virtual race, "Colton's Army Virtual 5k", to raise money for Colton's Army.  Colton's Army is a group of hundreds, maybe thousands of people who love and support Colton and his family and pray every day for him to be cured.  All proceeds will go directly to Colton's medical fund.  Everyone can participate, but, since this is a fundraiser, in order to be eligible for prizes, you need to make a donation of at least $10. 

Monica from Run Eat Repeat is hosting a month long Pile on the Miles.
 The goal is to have more miles and less pounds over the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Set your monthly walk or run goal, click on the spreadsheet, add your name and goal, and your set. Log in every Monday with your weekly results.

1 comment:

Thanks for sharing your thots and opinions!