Dear Friends and Family,
I am RUNNING a marathon. That's right, a marathon! Well, not a full one, a
half one. So instead of 26.5 miles I am going to be running 13.5 miles to
fund AIDS research. I know, I know, I am not a runner. The only time I said
that I would run if it were from a sharp pointy knife. I changed my mind. I
am training with the National AIDS Marathon Training Program, which raises
money for AIDS Foundation of Chicago, the leading provider of AIDS services
in the greater Chicago-land area. I hope to log over 500 miles before the
actual Marathon, and I am keeping a blog to keep you all posted of my
Last year, I met a woman who I am now lucky to call my friend, whom, I found
out has the HIV virus. Since that point I have wanted to do something to
help her. I am running for her!
A lot of progress has been made to stop the AIDS epidemic, however, it is
still far from over. More than 450,000 americans has died from AIDS and
over a million of them are living with HIV. AIDS has infected over 40
MILLION people world wide and is now the leading cause of death among ALL
PEOPLE 15 - 59 year of age.
And this is why I am committed to raise $4200 before July 25th for research.
However I hope to raise more than that! Help me keep motivated, help people
with aids, and donate to a good cause. Any Donation you can make to help me
reach this goal is most appreciated. $10, $50, $100. Anything you can spare.
I know that there are also companies that if you donate, they will match
your donation, take advantage of that.
To donate go to www.aidsmarathon.com and choose "Sponsor A Runner" Pick
me, Lisa Whiting, or use my runner number #CH-0604. Super easy!
OR you can donate at www.paypal.com and use my email address
If you can't donate, I totally understand, but if you could pass this email
on to at least 5 people it would help me out alot! Thank you SO MUCH!!! I
am totally geeked about this!!
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