This is the point where we knuckle down and get to work.
Where I start posting regularly.
Where I actually start the podcast I've been threatening to start for two years.
Where training begins.
Yes, it's time to start training for the 2010 NYC Marathon.
And that means it's time to open my annual fundraising appeal.
Let's cut to the chase. I hate begging y'all for money every year (except my parents, of course. They owe me. ) And I hate running the marathon every year.
But here's why I do both:
My inspiration, my Prince, Liam Witt, just got the results back from his latest round of scans and the neuroblastoma he's been battling for three years has returned again, in two different locations.
Neuroblastoma is a rare form of cancer, and thus, its treatment and research has been woefully underfunded. Memorial Sloan-Kettering has been leading the world in developing new treatment regimens to fight it, and all of the money for that research and treatment comes from the Aubrey Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research.
Until there's a cure, I will be running for Fred's Team and the Aubrey Fund.
Please help me honor Liam Witt, and all the children battling this insidious disease, by donating to the Aubrey Fund of behalf of my fifth NYC Marathon effort. Just click here to make a secure donation online.
If you wish to show your support with a check, please make it payable to "MSKCC" and send it to me:
152 W. 58th St. #2D
New York, NY 10019-2111
I'll start the threat now, and we can see what happens -- if I raise enough money to do both NYC AND Chicago in time to run the Chicago Marathon, I will ALSO run the Chicago Marathon.
How's THAT for a threat??
So if you want to see me really knock myself silly for a cause, you know what needs to be done!
More running, and posting, anon.