Archive → May, 2011

Deciding to Battle

As many of you know our family has been impacted by Leukemia and Lymphoma over the last 10 years. This year the battle is really on, so I dedicded to join the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LSS) Team in Training (TNT) for the Minneapolis Triathlon in July.

I first gave to the Leukemia and Lymphoma society three years ago, so now it’s time to ante up again. And this triathlon thing started for me when brother John and sister Erin started competing and now it is the summer ritual. Other family members will join in for a second tri in August in Chicago. I donated $1000, with a goal of raising $5000.00 or more for LSS. Money raised will help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives and find a cure.

Tri’s are a battle and so is the fight, we need your support to fund research for a cure.

In honor of my family all those individuals and families battling blood cancers I ask you to make a donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society today.

Sent with great love and appreciation for my family and friends,
Love, Love, Love,

Thanks for your support!

Donations can be made online at:

or by mailing a check to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Minnesota Chapter, 8441 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 340, Golden Valley MN 55426

Youth Work in the Front Yard

I have one of those houses where the kids gather, to play with the dog, swing on the hammock, watch lion king, build a fort, put up the tent in the living room.

Over the last few weeks the kids of the neighborhood and I have been finally doing yard work to repair the yard where the 80 foot tree use to live (tornado damage from two years ago).

Magnolia Bush and perennials and tulips