I did it. I took the first step - today is August 20, 2009 - the one year anniversary of my losing my Grandmother to Alzheimer's... I spent the day at work, and while at work a voulenteer came into our showroom and asked if we could put the AIDS Marathon Training Program brochure stand in the store. It offers a program of training to help raise money for AIDS research while helping participants train for the Los Angeles Marathon. I looked at it again... ominous. It's back. Year after year, I have witnessed the opportunity to become part of this process - to join, run, grow strong, raise money and eventually run a marathon!
And each year, I let the chance pass me by.
This year, I made the decision. I didn't think about it - it's easier to just do things sometimes, and to freak out later. I know I'll freak out soon... school is about to start - I'm working full time... I still love my knitting and must find time for that as well... but here I am - signed up and ready to jump in!
Please help me raise the money needed. I know it's a long way from now - but if you can help me by giving even a few dollars, it'll help me see who is behind me.
Thank you! Please check back often - and email me if you have any questions or stories you'd like to share with me...I have a few I'll share as the days pass... and as we get closer to March when I'll do what I never thought I could!
click on the graphic to be directed to my personal fundraising site - and if you have a few dollars, please give what you can - another big help will be to help by sharing my site with others - email your friends and ask them to give... $5 is a big help - it tells me you care about me and this cause and you support my efforts to do what today feels ominous and impossible. I know that with your support I'll succeed and that come March, I'll look back at this day and smile as I remember how scared I was - and by then I know I will have learned that anything is possible with a little bit of determination and the support of your family and fri