Do you remember...

Do you remember as a kid spending so much time over your friends house that it seemed as if it were yours?  Having a second mother after you were accepted into their family as one of their own?  Maybe now as we all get a little bit older your house is becoming that house for your children's friends. Growing up, Ashley's house was that house for my wife Jenn.

For as long as they can remember, Ashley and Jenn have been best friends.  Growing up they were inseparable, spending days and nights over each others homes.  When you spend so much time with someone you cannot help but become just as close with their family.  Toni (Jenn's mom) and Debbie (Ashley's mom) accepted and treated each others daughter as if they were their own.  As Jenn said, "Her family was my family and my family was hers." 

By now you are asking yourself why am I being told this?  What road are we about to go down?  Sadly, back in 2005 Debbie was diagnosed with cancer of the colon and has been battling everyday since.  Always the fighter, Debbie has undergone several different treatments over the past few years in hopes of ridding her body of the unrelenting cancer.  Many of these treatments like chemotherapy where developed by the doctors who were funded by the donations raised by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).  Last year Debbie passed the 5 year mark since she had been diagnosed which only about half colon cancer patients get to experience.

Jenn and I would like to ask you to join us in the battle.  This summer Jenn will be attempting to complete her longest triathlon to date.  The Nation's Tri is held each year in our Nation's capitol, Washington D.C.  and is an olympic length distance.  She will be doing 1.5k swim, 40k bike and finishing with a 10k run all in dedication and honor for second mother, Debbie.

How can you help?  I'm glad you asked!  With just a couple of mouse clicks you can make a big difference.  Start by clicking here From there you can read Jenn's page and make a 100% tax-deductible donation to the LLS.  We have set a goal of raising a minimum of $2450 before Jenn takes the starting line.  If you prefer, send a check made out to LLS to:

7512 Brightridge Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832

Every dollar DOES make a difference…. And no donation is too small.

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Thank you,  Now Click, Read, Donate!