Team In Training: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fundraiser

Baudry Therapy Center is proud to announce our sponsorship of our Physical Therapist, Taryn Cohn, in the 2011 Mardi Gras Marathon.  She is running to raise money on behalf of the Lukemia and Lymphoma Society as part of the Team In Training program.  Please take a moment to read Taryn’s message below.

As you may know, since moving to New Orleans I have made an annual tradition of participating in either the Mardi Gras Half or Full Marathon.  On February 13, 2011 I will be running for a reason much more important than the challenge of completing the race.  This year I was fortunate enough as a physical therapist to work with some runners who were training for the same race, but were participating on behalf of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in the Team In Training program.  This experience inspired my decision to also run and raise funds for this cause.

I am writing to ask for your assistance in my fundraising campaign.  I understand that this is a time of year when funds are often scarce, but any contribution would be greatly appreciated.  Each donation helps accelerate finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.  It is estimated that more than 957,000 Americans are battling these blood cancers.  Leukemia is the #1 disease killer of children and young adults under the age of 20.

Many of us have endured the far-reaching affects of cancer.  I would like to use this opportunity to run on behalf of my donors and the people who have touched their lives.  If you should choose to donate, include the individual’s name that inspired your contribution and I will write their name on a ribbon and proudly wear it on race day.

My goal is to raise $1,500 by January 21, 2011.  This money will be used for research, patient services and education.  Each donation is 100% tax deductible.  Please use the link in this email to donate online quickly and securely.  You can also use this link to track my progress.  You will receive confirmation of your donation by email and I will be notified as soon as you make your donation.

Click here to donate and Sponsor Taryn!

On behalf of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, thank you so much for your support and generosity!

With love and gratitude,

Taryn Cohn

P.S.  Please forward this to anyone you feel might be interested in making a donation.