Tif's Race for the Cure: It Starts Here

So we all know what cancer is, right? Aside from a very nasty and crippling disease, it is the one thing that has been a very frustrating pain in our asses, since:

1. So many years since it's existence and still no cure for it
2. No one knows what exactly causes it, even though there have been theories

However, that will not stop me from continuing to do whatever I can to help organizations raise as many funds as possible for research in order to finally beat this thing. I have lost very few to cancer, but the losses still burn. And I refuse to lose anymore of my loved ones prematurely to this disease. So in that vein:

This year I have decided, again, to fund-raise for cancer and simultaneously train to run The San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon(http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/san-diego) on June 3, 2012 with a team called +Team In Training(TNT). TNT works with +The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society which is the charity that we raise the funds for. All funds go towards not only cancer research, but also to support families in need in providing such things as medication, and to pay for chemotherapy or radiation treatments. The first time I did this marathon was last year, in which I did the half-marathon. This year, I will stick to my word from last year to my teammates and attempt to do the full.

I myself have a sponsorship page, on which I blog about phases in my training. I started officially training in January of this year, but because of setbacks in my own personal life, have only started to actively fund-raise for it now. On my page as I get deeper into my training you will find pictures, stories, video(if they will let me embed!) and other informational tidbits.

What I am asking is simple; that you donate whatever you can to the cause. I don't care if it's $20 or $5 or even 50c. I feel that as long as I am alive and in this body, it is my duty to do whatever I can to make sure I help my fellow humans who may need it. And since I can, am perfectly fit and of sound mind, I will be running this marathon in the name of the woman listed on my page, and all who have ever fought the battle with cancer. Let's beat this thing together!

Going forward, and Lord Willing, I will post weekly updates on my training here and include the link to my page for more info. These could include pictures, video, or just me ranting and raving about some setback thereof. I hope you guys will visit my page often(I will try to make it a lot more fun and not as TL;DR as this post I promise!) ;)

Below is a picture of me on the Brooklyn Bridge last year while training for this same marathon during a run my coach calls "The Triple Bypass." We ran over three bridges here in NY, the Manhattan, The Brooklyn and the Williamsburgh. Total distance ran was about 10miles. Only thing not so fun about that day was the weather, it was 30 degrees :(

Link to my fundraising page: http://pages.teamintraining.org/nyc/rnr12/henryt

Thank you all for reading, and thanks for the support!

Tif <3

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