Hi friends and family! I wanted to let you all know that I've decided to set a goal for myself - to participate in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 'Hike Yosemite' event on June 10.
I'm still in the throes of recovery - I've been walking and slowly working to rebuild my strength and stamina (and I have some hair!). Regardless of how far I can hike on June 10, I love the idea of setting these goals for myself: to be as strong as I can be by this point, to be able to hike the farthest distance that's within my reach (they'll have options), to be able to carry my own 20 lb back pack (!), to see a beautiful national park (that I've never seen!?!), and to raise money for a really good cause.
I utilized the services of LLS when I was in treatment - their First Connection program, and now I'm excited to give back!
I hope you'll consider making a donation of any size to help me reach my fundraising goal. I've never done this before (though I know so many who have through the AIDS Rides/AIDS Lifecycle events), so I'm a little nervous! Any and all donations and fundraising suggestions welcome.
Here's the link to my fundraising page: http://pages.teamintraining.org/vtnt/Yosemit17/ARosen
Attached pics (remember to click on them to see the full image):
- Hiking with my friend Marianne. She also battled Primary Mediastinal Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma (in 2015), lives less than 10 minutes from away, and we are doing the hike together. We went on our first hike together and did 1.78 miles!
- With Jess at Baker Beach with the Golden Gate as our back drop.
- Us at the Women's March in Oakland - with my personalized, Jess-designed poster.
Thanks in advance for your support!
Love you all,