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Thanks for visiting my blog, Do It For David. It began in 2014 while I was training for my first marathon with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training (TNT). My inspiration for this challenge was my cousin David. He’d been battling leukemia since September 2012, and was in and out of remission. Originally, the blog tracked my training progress, as well as David’s. Unfortunately, on December 23, 2014, David lost his battle with leukemia, leaving behind his mother, wife of 20 years, and 12 year old daughter.

I’ve made it my mission to continue fighting the good fight, and helping find a cure for blood cancer. In 2014, I raised more than $4,000 for LLS, and completed my first marathon in 4:43:11. I did it for David!

MCM 10/26/14 Finished in 4:43:11!

MCM 10/26/14
Finished in 4:43:11!

Since then, I’ve created a team, Do It For David, and we’ve raised a combined $10,000+ for LLS between July 2014 and November 2015. For 2017, I’ve committed to running the New Jersey Marathon on April 30. I will continue to honor David’s memory through running, and raising awareness of LLS and its mission. If you support LLS and are able, you can make a donation on my personal fundraising page or attend any of my fundraisers.

Point 5K

Team Do It For David (from left): David’s mom Mary Lou, David’s daughter Courtney, me, my brother Michael, David’s wife Lori, and family friend and LLS supporter Nate.

Remember: No amount is too small and every penny helps a blood cancer patient. Last year, my TNT Chapter raised more than $250,000—enough to fund five researchers for one year!

Team in Training

About Me
Writer. Editor. Runner. Amateur chef. Fitness nut. Practicing yogi. Bad ass.

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  1. OMG ! What an inspiration you are & say nothing about “how proud your Uncle Larry would be” ! So from all of us that know you from Vermont “we know you’ll kick butt” for your cousin Dave ! Wishing you the best 🙂
    From all of us Keniston’s

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