Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Summer Season 2008

So the time has come again that you start hearing about my latest endeavor...The San Francisco Nike Womens Marathon this October! Don't worry I'll try not to bore you all but please hear me out. I'm planning on having some amazing fundraisers that I hope you all will think about attending. Some of those amazing events are going to be the Bi-Annual Donors Gone Wild night out on the City, a possible couples dinner and massage event and of course another raffle with amazing prizes!

I know I said I wasn't going to fund raise this season, but my expenses going to any event would have been just as much as doing this event, its local, its a women's run and well ....its for a good cause. I didn't plan on harassing anyone into making donations, but let me remind you all about what your money is for...here's why every donation, no matter the size, has such an impact.

-First, every 5 minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer.

-Second, every 10 minutes someone dies from a blood cancer.

-$25 provides patients and their loved ones with literature that contains the most up-to-date information on their disease, helping them make informed decisions about their treatment options, and helps pay for medical expenses not covered by insurance.

-$50 makes possible a Family Support group with a trained facilitator where comfort can be found and experiences can be shared among patients and family members, and pays for a tank of gas so a patient can commute to the hospital for treatment.

-$100 helps supply laboratory researchers with supplies and materials critical to carrying out their search for cures.

-$1,000 makes possible one-on-one conversations with health care specialists who provide patients with information about their disease, treatment options, and help prepare them with questions for their health care team.

And those are only a few of the reasons why I have joined in Team in Training for my fourth season. Every season I continue to be inspired and in awe of my survivors and fellow teammates who laugh at pain and do this thing we call marathons. Even after getting an Italian whooping of the ass in the Rome Marathon, and limping for almost a week, I knew it wouldn't be long before I forgot the pain and recommitted to do another one. Even at miles 15-23, where I was in pain of a 10(on a scale of 10!), the thought of not finishing was worse. I knew that this pain was nothing compared to that which every cancer victim has been through.

So if Ive somehow inspired you in any way, please support me by making a donation at this link http://pages.teamintraining.org/sf/nikesf08/ygallegos, or by participating in one of my fundraisers, or hell even by just sending me an encouraging email! I'd even love it of you promised to come cheer for me along the course! I'm gonna need all the help I can get. And if you're as wild as me, join my team and learn all about the crazy and addicting world of running.

Until the next boring update...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Summer Teasers...

Silly Boys
Beans & Beets
Everything from Cilantro, Basil, Tomotoes, Strawberries, Melons, Cucumbers, Squashes, Tomatillos, Corn and Pumpkins.
Crane in the creek
Daddy ducky hiding his head