In late June, I invited you to make a donation to encourage my bold biking goal of riding 100 miles to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). As a participant in LLS’s Team In Training program, my goal was to go 100 miles (or at least 60) on my bike in the Seagull Century Race on Oct. 9 in Maryland.
But my training came to an abrupt hatl on July 4, when as I shared on this Sugar Shock Blog, I accidentally slammed head first into glass and when plagued by dizziness and headaches, I soon discovered that I was suffering from post-concussive syndrome.
The doctor’s orders were explicit: Drop out of the Team in Training program. In fact, he even insisted that I stop working out. (Yikes, was I bummed out.) To be honest, I haven’t followed his advice all the time. In fact, at the end of July, on my birthday, I went on a rigorous bike ride, only to experience a major setback, with the headaches and vertigo returning.
Anyhow, I’m now feeling a lot better, and I’m back to gently, carefully working out, and I hope to soon to re-enter the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s respected Team in Training program.
Now, even though I’m not back to my rigorous workout schedule, I invite you to an exciting Gab with the Gurus Radio Show on Sept. 8 at 2 pm Eastern with two Team in Training representatives.
All the while, my fundraising page is still staying up, and I still invite you to support me by making a contribution to this worthwhile organization.
Despite my head injury, I’m excited that I found a way to do one of my favorite things — biking — and to do good at the same time by raising money for an important cause.
Although I’m uncertain as to when I can start training again and wha date I’ll ride, but I still invite you to please use this link to donate online quickly and securely. You’ll receive a confirmation of your donation by email, and I will be notified as soon as you make your donation. Of course, I’ll keep you up to date on my efforts, too.
Each donation — which you can make here — helps accelerate finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
More than 823,000 Americans are battling these blood cancers. I hope that my participation in Team In Training will help bring them hope and support.
On behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, thank you very much for your support. I greatly appreciate your generosity.
P.S. I’d be grateful if you could forward this blog post this email to as many people as you can to encourage them to donate as well.
P.P.S. Would you be kind enough to visit my fundraising page now and donate to this worthwhile cause? All your contributions go straight to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
And please join us on the Gab with the Gurus Radio Show on Sept. 8 at 2 pm Eastern so you can learn more about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program.
To get directly to my fundraising page, just go here: http://pages.teamintraining.org/nyc/seagull10/cbennetbqu
Special thanks to http://www.emilyjocureton.com/art/concussion.jpg for the concussion artwork on this page.