Here it is, my Team in Training fundraising website.
The URL is: "www.active.com/donate/tntmi/dougmckenna" and if you'd like to cut and paste that onto your own journals, or send it to friends and family for me, that would be fantastic.
I am running the Detroit
Marathon in honor of Jim
Franklin, my father-in-law who died of leukemia last October.
I have saved all the entries that I made about
Jim in the "Memories" section of my online journal, and you're welcome
to read through the three
21, 2004 when he was diagnosed (after thinking he had mono) to October
7, 2004 when he died.
Memories of Jim via LiveJournal.
I'm trying to raise $100 per mile, which works out to be $2,620.00. That's a lot of money, but I would love it if you could help out. You're not giving money to me, you're giving money to The
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training, which is a non-profit
organization that fundraises specifically for cancer research and treatment
of blood cancers, such as the one Jim died of.
If you skip buying one cup of coffee per day, or one or two beers per
week between now and the race, you could sponsor me for a half mile,
a full mile, or a couple of miles. Your money goes toward a good cause,
and your donation is tax deductible. It would mean a lot to me, and
it will be a great tribute to Jim's memory if I can meet this fundraising
Thank you, in advance, for your support--both financial and emotional--as I train for this race.
Please help me honor Jim by meeting my fundraising goal.
The James W. Franklin Scholarship
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that gives scholarships to college-bound
high school seniors in memory of James W. Franklin. All donations
are tax deductible. Consider adding the James W. Franklin Scholarship
to your annual planned giving.
Team in Training Fundraising Site
Make a donation to Team in Training to sponsor Doug in the
Detroit Marathon. All contributions are tax deductible.
Doug's Training Log
Follow along with the training schedule to see how many miles of
training are involved in running a marathon.
Marathon Training Log 2005
Team in Training
The world's largest endurance event training organization, dedicated
to raising money for research and treatment of blood cancers.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Medical information, patient support, advocacy, and fundraising related
to battling blood cancers.
The Detroit Free Press Marathon
The official site of the 2005 Detroit Marathon. Information, registration,
course maps, etc.