Well, I did it! In June, I did the Spartan Beast AND, a week later, the Denver Century Ride. Both were challenging and tested my strength, cardio, endurance and mental toughness. I won’t fill your time with details, but I did include a couple of pictures below. If you want to hear about the events, just let me know.
If you recall, I also had another challenge for myself in June. I wanted to raise $500 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I have been working with this organization for the past 5 years and I truly believe in their mission. It is also been a way for me to honor my dad who lost his fight with leukemia in 2007. I am asking you to join me in this challenge. Can you help with a donation today to LLS?
Donate here: https://spartan-2015.everydayhero.com/us/patrick
Thanks for your support!
Why should you donate to LLS?
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is at the threshold of cures for more patients. Once unimaginable, safe and effective treatments are saving lives, today.
LLS is focused on cures.
While other large cancer organizations target their mission investment on prevention and early detection, LLS invests in cures because most blood cancers cannot be prevented or detected early. During the last 60+ years LLS has invested more than $1 billion dollars to develop blood cancer therapies. Research funded by LLS has led to advances in treatments such as chemotherapy, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation.
Research is the cancer answer.
LLS has a remarkable record of supporting investigations that lead to improved diagnostics and more effective therapies. Between 2000 and 2013, 31 of 81 cancer drugs newly approved by the FDA were developed first for blood cancer patients. Many are already helping patients with other cancers and serious non-malignant diseases. Today, LLS funds more blood cancer research than any other voluntary health agency in the US or Canada.
Blood cancers are the #3 cancer killer in North America.
Only cancers of the respiratory and digestive systems, including lung and colon cancers, are more deadly. Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children and young adults under the age of 20. One person is diagnosed with blood cancer every three minutes. Every ten minutes, another person loses the fight. More than 1.6 million people in the United States are living with or are in remission from a blood cancer.