Sunday, May 10, 2009

Final Campaign Email of 2008-09

My Fellow Americans and Citizens of the World,

My 2009 Cancer Kickin’ Campaign culminated with me running, with a good bit of walking in the second part of it, the Country Music Half Marathon in Nashville on April 25th. If you want to read all about it and see photos, you can do so here:

http://racn4acure.blogspot.com/2009/05/my-nashville-posts.html

Despite the heat that day, it was a lot of fun. We had such a great team in Nashville!

A few of you asked if people can still donate to my campaign, and for those folks, as well as those who previously told me “Great cause – remind me later”, you can still donate at my TNT web page for the next two weeks:

http://pages.teamintraining.org/va/cmc09/aritter

Or you can get me a check payable to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, or simply LLS.

I hope that you have enjoyed my sometimes whacky update notes this campaign as I poked a little fun at our presidential campaigns while raising money for a good cause. Speaking of the latter, over 130 generous souls donated over $8,600 to my campaign this year. Thank you, thank you, thank you! This is my fourth campaign for Team in Training, beginning in 2005, and people have donated over $40,000 to these campaigns to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I am overwhelmed by the generosity of people.

So ends my 2009 campaign! Thanks again for all of the help. While I and I alone must run the race, the fundraising is impossible without all of you who generously donated. As my good health and good fortune continue, there will be a fifth Team in Training campaign for me at some point, but until that time, you can check your email without fear of another goofy update from me!

Thanks again for all of the help with my fourth Cancer Kickin’ Campaign!
Art

PS: If any of you know anyone who fundraised for President Obama, please have them get in touch with me before my next campaign!

Art Ritter in ’09 – He Went the Distance for You

4 comments:

Holly MacNaughton said...

What wonderful things you do for the awareness and fundraising for cancer. As someone who has personally benefited from such causes, I thank you. I will look for your purple shirts at the race this fall. GO ART GO!!!

Racn4acure said...

Thanks so much Holly. I appreciate your comment very much. I too have benefited greatly from people who figured out how to cure the type of cancer I had (HL) and it is the least that I can do. I am alive today because of it.

You should see plenty of purple in the Marine Corps Marathon. You will have an amazing time. thanks again. Art

TNTcoach Ken said...

Art, I hope this isn't the last that we'll hear from you. I expect to read of your next adventure.

Racn4acure said...

Not in the least Coach Ken - you aren't that lucky! ;) That was just my last "keep my donors apprised of my campaign winding down" note.