Help me FIGHT

Team Fight splat url 300 Help me FIGHTA couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I’m doing two triathlons this season, one as part of Team Fight, which benefits the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. I’d support this organization no matter what, because it is a fantastic one, focusing on a demographic that is often left without the proper resources when faced with cancer. But I also have personal reasons for joining this fight.

I told you in a post late last February that I lost my brother-in-law Dale to cancer. He had just turned 44 and was a father to four, a husband, a son, a brother. He was the nicest of the nice guys and it still breaks my heart to think of what he went through the last three years of his life. Cancer robbed him of his quality of life on so many fronts. I watched his downward spiral as the disease found new ways to attack him until ultimately, it won.

Dale was lucky in that he had a big support system. When he became too sick to hold a job, he and his family were ok thanks to his amazing wife who somehow managed to do it all during this impossible time. He also had the emotional support that he needed from friends and family. But I know many others young people facing cancer aren’t as lucky. That’s where the Ulman Fund fills in the blanks.

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All this is up for grabs in my Team Fight raffle

So now I want to help Ulman help those that don’t have the support system Dale had. And I need your help with this, too. Here’s the deal: For every $10 you donate to Team Fight, you’ll get an entry to a raffle to win this amazing collection of goodies. All of this was donated for this cause specifically by some of the great product partners I’ve worked with over the years. Check it out:

From my favorite women’s clothing maker, Oiselle, two t-shirts.

From Outside PR, a boatload of GU products, three pairs of Injinji socks, and a coupon for a RoadID.

From Chickbands, a set of four headbands.

From Bill Katovsky, the book 1,001 Pearls of Runners’ Wisdom.

I think you’ll agree, this is a pretty sweet package of goods. Don’t miss out on a chance to win it–go HERE and make a donation. Team Fight would love to have you on board and so would I. Thanks in advance.


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  1. What a terrible thing to happen to a father of four children… I think it’s lovely the way you can use running to help other people, and make the world a better place!
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  2. I adore how you use your gift (running) to help others, too.
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  3. I can’t imagine what his family went through – nice of you to help in this way!
    Kovas – Midwest Multisport Life recently posted..Week 9: The North Face Endurance 50K TrainingMy Profile

  4. Thanks for sharing…our sport offers a wonderful way to give back, even in a small way, to those who have lost so much.
    Alison @ racingtales recently posted..Transition – The 4th Sport of Triathlon and How To Nail itMy Profile

  5. What a great cause to support! I will be making my donation today. :-)
    Tasha @ Healthy Diva recently posted..The FIRST RunMy Profile

  6. Races become so much more memorable with a purpose behind them, and this is such a powerful one. I’d love to help out… how long do we have to donate?
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  7. I’m so sick of cancer. One of my employees was just in my office in tears because her nephew was diagnosed over the weekend. SO sick of it.

    Donated some, to kick cancer in the face.
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  8. Ugh cancer makes me so darn angry, no one should have to suffer through such torture. I am so sorry about your brother in law Dale!
    Katherine @ Neon Blonde Runner recently posted..June Recap and July GoalsMy Profile

  9. I <3 Team Fight and all that the Ulman Cancer Fund does. I'd like to join the team in the future.
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  10. I remember when you posted about Dale’s story. So incredibly sad. We just never know what direction life will take us. Count me in to support such a worthy cause.
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  11. Sending positive thoughts and well wishes. It’s wonderful what you are accmplishing.
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  12. My heart goes out to you, the rest of Dale’s family and everyone affected by cancer.
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  13. We have friends with cancer too – they’re in our prayers every day. It’s a wonderful thing that you’re doing!
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  14. ugh, made me cry…and what a beautiful thing you’re doing to help others!

    you’re an inspiration, as always…
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  15. So sorry for your loss. I am inspired by your dedication and find it admirable when someone can turn sorrow into action to help others. Good luck!
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  16. Lhizzie says:

    My aunt-in-law was a survivor of cancer and it is really hard for us to suffer too while she does.. It is not easy but we just need to trust God about it..
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  17. I really admire you, that you used running to help other people. Thanks for being a role model to other runners. Keep it up and continue this good deed!
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  18. June Summers says:

    It is really a great thing what you are doing to help other people fight this deadly disease. My condolences to you and the Dale’s family for the loss.
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  19. Oh yes, ready and raring for October 21 (Detroit) – then I’m bumping right into CIM! Hope to see you there!
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  20. I love UCF, a dear friend of mine actually worked for UCF about 5 years ago… she was a cancer survivor who beat it at the age of 21 and started their “team in training” style program … I think it was called “run tri” or something… but they have changed it since she left. Anyway…. I just lost my grandpa on Friday to cancer (leukemia) and appreciate anyone who commits to raising funds in the fight against any cancer! thanks for doing it!
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  21. Sounds like a great cause!
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  22. Ugh, this breaks my heart and I have no idea how I never read this post before. I just donated a little bit, although I wish it could be millions more. My aunt recently passed of cancer as well, and the pain just never goes away, does it?
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