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Hi friends!

Welcome to my little corner of Al Gore’s Internet. I’m Jareesa - I’m a scientist, a freelance writer, a knitter, wife to LM, mom to #BabyPi, and more. I love Queen Bey, squishy yarn, watching GBBO, and attempting to bake. Sometimes I rant, sometimes I rave, but I always tell the truth.

Four Ways You Can Help Me Get To The Green Bay Half-Marathon

As I mentioned in several posts, I'm participating in the Green Bay Half-marathon this year, which is on May 20th.

Why would I agree to do such a thing? It's for a great cause - I'm a member of Team In Training, which benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. Founded in 1949, LLS has invested more than $750 million in research, approximately $72 million in fiscal year 2010 alone. Research funded by LLS has led or contributed to advances such as chemotherapy, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation and new, targeted oral therapies. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training (TNT), has grown to be the world’s largest and most successful endurance sports charity training program. Since its inception in 1988, when a team of 38 runners trained together for the New York City Marathon and raised $320,000, TNT has prepared more than 500,000 people to achieve their dream of completing a marathon, half marathon, triathlon, 100-mile (century) bicycle ride or hike adventure. Those participants have raised a remarkable $1 billion to support blood cancer research and patient services.

So far, training with TNT has been a great experience. I feel myself getting more fit, and I've met lots of great people so far. And best of all, I know that I'm making a difference to someone who is living with cancer.

While I'm doing my part in the training for the Green Bay half-marathon...I can't do it without the financial support of others. So far I've had over 15 people contribute to my fundraising goals - THANK YOU SO MUCH! I truly appreciate your support of my fundraising goal.

Wanna know how you can help me get to Green Bay on May 20th? Here's four ways you can help me out:

*Donate - A donation would mean a lot, & help out even more. It's so easy to do, just check out the widget at the bottom of this page, or follow this link to My Fundraising Page. I also accept checks & cash as well! Please use the Contact Jubilance page to shoot me an email & I can give you my mailing info. No donation is too small, and the best part, all donations are tax-deductible.

*See if your employer does matching donations - Lots of companies have philanthropic foundations which will match financial donations that their employees give. Here's a link where you can check & see if your company offers matching donations, and what the requires are. If you're company does offer matching funds, I'd love if you requested to have your donation matched by your employer.

*Spread the word - I've been emailing, mailing, tweeting, and facebooking about my fundraising & it's been received well. To spread my message even further, I'd love if you can forward my emails, share my facebook status updates, and RT my links on Twitter. I've found that many people have been personally affected by cancer, especially leukemia & lymphomas, and I never knew until they shared their story with me. I have received donations from Twitter followers, blog readers & folks in between.

*Donate again (if you can) - If you're so motivated, don't feel that you are limited to only 1 donation :-)

My fundraising goal is $2300 and so far I've raised $1000 - I know I can reach my goal with your help! Thanks so much for your support.

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