Thursday, May 8, 2008

Running for Research

In 2008, Frances Broussard is running 12 half marathons. One a month. My initial reaction, given my feelings about running, is why in the heck would anyone want to do such a crazy thing?!? Of course, knowing Frances as I do, I know this is perfect for her. She loves to run. Keeps her in great shape. And for the second year in a row, provides her with a purpose. You see, one of her 1/2 marathons has a special significance. In October, joined with thousands of women in San Francisco, Frances will hit the pavement for the Nike Women's Marathon. She has a fundraising goal through Team in Training to raise $3,900 to help fund life saving research for leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.

Of course, as Allie's proud Nana, she does it in the name of her granddaughter. In memory of her sweet grandbaby, she serves on the Board of Directors of the North Texas chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and participates in Team in Training, joining her love for running with her passion and desire to see this horrible disease cured. If you can, please visit Frances' fundraising page. Even the smallest donation makes a difference!

I will link her fundraising page to this website until her race in October. If you are able to help, we truly appreciate it. If nothing else, please post her a comment here to give her some words of encouragement!

Frances--thank you for doing this for Allie and Joe. You are such a special person. I am so very grateful for you and your love for my family. I can easily say that I have the BEST mother-in-law possible! You support us so much and never push in any way. We love you so much. Allie, Maggie, Max, Izzy, and soon to be baby Searcy are so very blessed to have you as their Nana!

1 comment:

*Lissa Joy* said...

That is such a great thing to do! I am not a runner whatsoever, but I decided to sign up w/Team In Training last year to do a 1/2 marathon and raise money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.. It was one of the most rewarding experiences in my life!

Go Frances!