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This fundraiser ended on 05/01/12

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This is a fundraiser for a half marathon to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. Please join us in providing hope and help.

We're three girls running a half marathon to raise awareness and funding for cancer research. Everything we raise over our airfare goes to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Please notice that the organizer and beneficiary are the same person. We want to make sure there is no confusion in this area. We intend to pay our airfare to and from the race with part of the funds we raise, then donate everything over that. This is a common practice athletic-event fundraiser of this type. We are blessed that our accomodations have been taken care of, so our minimum before donation (about $2000 for airfare to Hawaii from San Antonio for 3 people) is pretty low. Our decision to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is a personal one. Our thirteen-year-old friend, Stephen Kinsey, is currently battling Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. We've held fundraisers to help the Kinsey family directly. Now we're running for a cure--hope for all the families who deal with the cancer beast everyday. We are often at a loss as to how to ease the pain our friends face; we're haunted by the heartbreak of Stephen's mother. Sometimes, we're tempted to do nothing, because cancer seems so big, and we're so small. We know we can run--just one foot in front of the other, right? So we're hoping to sweat out some of the sorrow, displace a little apathy. Maybe if everyone did what they could towards finding a cure, we could outrun cancer altogther.
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