Monday, June 29, 2009

Way to Go and Congratulations, Coach Bob!

Tonight, the Virginia Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society had their annual volunteer recognition ceremony, where they recognize the many volunteers working in so many ways to help LLP progress towards the mission of curing blood cancers. This includes the Team in Training, Light the Night, Leukemia Regatta, School Programs, Patient Services Volunteers, and the Board of Directors, as well as other volunteer areas. It is a nice chance to socialize for a bit, and then learn what is going on with LLS, and also to see some of the many people who give so much as volunteers get recognized.

One such extremely deserving person is TNT's beloved "Coach Bob", from the Virginia Beach Chapter. Amber said that he has volunteered as a coach for TNT for the past ten years, year round. That is an incredible sacrifice of hundreds and hundreds of Saturdays. Bob got the Team in Training Outstanding Participant Award this year, and a more deserving person you cannot find.

In my first marathon, Midnight Sun in Anchorage in 2005, Coach Bob was the Virginia Team's Coach. He worked so hard for us, and escorted every member of Team Virginia to the finish line in the marathon. He is a great guy, a great coach, a great volunteer, and I was really happy to learn that he received this award this year. Here is a photo of Bob and me just before the start of the Marathon in Anchorage:

Well done, Coach Bob, and well deserved!

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