When in the course of human events a man decides it is easier to lay around playing video games and drinking beer, it behooves that man to get off his rump and do something. To that end, I am asking you, dear friends, to help support me – and the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – in my quest to run 26.21875 miles or 42.195 km. Yes, friends, I’m running a marathon for Team in Training, an organization that helps fatsos like me destroy themselves through the glory of sport and to support research in leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.
How can you help? But making sure I actually run and don’t skulk off into the corner AND by donating to my $4,000 goal
Why am I doing this? It’s not just vanity, although I am vain. I appreciate the effort TNT puts into their events and fundraising the tireless dedication they have for their volunteers. There’s a lot of mess in the world – it is always too much with us – but to be able to help, even a little, encourages me even more than getting down to my original weight (8 pounds 3 ounces) . I have a young son now, and imagining even a 10th of what parents with sick children must go through is heart-wrenching.
Thank you for your kind support.