Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Dearest friends, family and colleagues,
Most of you know of my incredible journey, and how I came to be diagnosed with B cell follicular non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Those who don't, I'd be happy to share the story some time if you're interested. Many also know that in November of 2011 we found out that the cancer had come back, but had moved to my neck from my groin and lower back area.
With all that, and the journey this has been, Lisa and I continue to feel we've been blessed to receive the diagnosis as early as we did, and to be able to be treated by the wonderful staff at Huntsman Cancer Hospital in Salt Lake City. All we've been through has been made easier by the incredible medical and research staff of the Huntsman Cancer Hospital, Huntsman Cancer Institute, and Huntsman Cancer Foundation. Which brings me to the purpose for my e-mail. I am attempting to raise $5,000 in donations earmarked 100% for Huntsman Cancer Foundation. That in and of itself is difficult. But, to make it even more difficult, I am looking to raise those funds by September 8- the day I race 206 miles in my eighth LOTOJA (http://www.lotojaclassic.com) race. Then, to make it really, really difficult, I waited till the last minute to send my e-mail. I'm sorry!
Good news, though, is that I already have received $275 in donations, with a $75 matching donation awaiting, so I'm already $350 towards my $5K goal.
So, here's where you fit into the equation. If you feel you could donate to help with cancer research, and help me reach my goal of $5,000, please click below:
And, don't forget- your company may have a donation matching program. Many of you are friends and colleagues of mine who work for a DMC company (KSL, DDM, etc.). DMC will match any gift over $25, as long as you've been an employee longer than one year, and as long as you complete and submit the matching form. No matter where you work, check into it, because that will DOUBLE any donation you feel you can make, which greatly helps in reaching the $5K goal!
I thank you all in advance for anything you feel you can do. I’ll continue to post updates of fundraising progress on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/toddjhandy), my blog (http://www.toddhandy.blogspot.com/), and via Twitter (http://twitter.com/toddhandy).
Thank you for your relationship with me, and for your love and support!
With best regards,
PS- PLEASE feel free to forward the e-mail, share the link to the blog, retweet on Twitter and share on Facebook! The more people this can go to, the more potential to help raise funds! And, if you feel you can donate, I'm sorry for the rush- I'll be better next year!