Giving for Love, Giving for Life: An End to Cancer through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
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Giving for Love, Giving for Life: An End to Cancer through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

You didn’t ask me to take on a cause. You didn’t ask me to decide to learn to run in my first trimester of pregnancy and raise $2,400 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Those of you within the Down syndrome community think that since it’s not about orphans and it doesn’t have “Down syndrome”…

Training Diary 4: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training
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Training Diary 4: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training

Blogging is a lot like running, Really, seriously alike. I think they are soul sisters or something. Of course you can just focus on the tiny details like the fact that one is done while sitting on your ass and the other done while moving your ass and so, how could they possible be “soul…

A Training Diary: Team in Training and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
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A Training Diary: Team in Training and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

I am running a half marathon on May 6 in honor of Oliver, a small boy with Down syndrome who is currently fighting leukemia. Please visit his Caring Bridge page – and lend his family support, your prayers and your love. You can also sign up for email updates on his progress and you can…

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A Small Boy Named Oliver – and the Team in Training

Children with Down syndrome have a 15-20 times greater risk of developing leukemia than a child without that extra chromosome. This is likely due to the presence of a gene mutation – but the very presence of that mutation means that the child with Down syndrome is also more likely to respond positively to treatment….