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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,
Colleen

Thanks for your support!

Donations can be made online at:

http://pages.teamintraining.org/mn/lifetri11/cmclaugvat

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

Education

For all those interested in education reform, most will concede we have failed MANY our youth by giving up on them, left them with a system designed for the industrial revolution, instruction with limited to no relevancy for today’s world and often encourage youth to find a home outside of school outside when it gets rough.  Many have found ways to get behind an idea or an issue that lands in positive results for youth.  Some get behind intensive school days that land in year round schools.  Some get behind adapting instructional methods to meet learning styles.  Some get behind really high expectations as a guidepost through the flood. Some focus on quality evaluation and studying it to improve results.  Some get behind the art of teaching and a good mentor to boost that instructional level.  What all these methods hold in common is a laser focus on trying to do better for youth and families.  When things don’t work, it is our duty to investigate methods to improve the system and instruction.  We need to set the same high expectations for ourselves that we do for youth.  This is true in education reform and any element of our government or taxpayer funding when old methods aren’t working.

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