Thursday, April 06, 2006

Student With a Cause: Raising Funds to Fight Leukemia & Lymphoma

Third-year student Ayla Stern has been training seriously for her triathlon on May 7th. But she's not competing to win the gold, she's raising funds for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma research and patient services.

She is involved through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training, whose participants have raised over $660 million since 1988.

Ayla has a goal of raising $2,900, but she needs your help. With the triathlon approaching, she has so far raised about 15% of her set goal.

She related this touching story to me recently:
"A couple weekends ago we had a training and camping weekend at Lake San Antonio where the actual triathlon will be held. I was sharing a tent with a girl who is one of the honorees on our team, and she was telling me about her struggle with cancer and how one of the reasons she is alive today is because of treatments funded by things like Team in Training."

To make a donation, you can visit her Team in Training page here. All of us here at the JewniProj would like to commend Ayla for her efforts.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for posting this! I really appreciate the support. Thanks to generous donations and lots of bake sales, in the past week my fundraising total has gone from about 15% to 30%! (this is not apparent on the website because it takes a few weeks before checks and cash are added to the internet total) So thanks to everyone who has helped out so far. Also, if anyone is interested in supporting cancer research and also in rock climbing, there is going to be a fundraiser at Pacific Edge Climbing gym on *tentatively* tuesday April 18th. I will post more iformation when everything is finalized. Thanks again!
- Ayla

Fri Apr 07, 04:20:00 PM 2006  

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