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Saturday, January 22, 2011


In two weeks Emma and Jonah are going to run there first official race.  It is a one mile Kids Run at the Bill Crews Remission Run.  This is what the website says about the race and its purpose: 

REMISSION RUN began as a way to celebrate non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivor Bill Crews' 5 year anniversary of remission. He discovered he was in remission at the end of January 2004, but because his disease is currently "incurable" he had to continue more than two years of treatments. Following those treatments, Bill returns regularly to MD Anderson Cancer Center for check ups with his lymphoma doctor, Rick Hagemeister. Bill is a marathoner and triathlete. He is a USAT certified coach and Ironman finisher as well. He credits the strength of his faith, his family and his doctor with his survival.started by a man who survived Lymphona and proceeds raised from the race benefit Lymphoma research.

100% of the proceeds of The Bill Crews Remission Run are donated to the Hagemeister Research Fund. Through this fund, the lymphoma tissue bank was established to provide tumor data to researchers at MD Anderson and outside institutions as well. Researchers use this data to develop better therapies which will lead to the cure for blood cancers and other malignancies. 
So, Emma and Jonah (running the Kids' Run) and me (running the 5-K) are running to honor our Peepaw.  In May 2003 Drew's dad died as a result of this terrible cancer.  It was approximately 5.5 weeks before Emma was born.  None of Drew's babies knew his daddy so we keep Peepaw's memory alive with stories and pictures.  And, we honor him when we can through events like this.  Peepaw's name will be somewhere on the race course along with others who has gone to be with Jesus and survivors names as well.  Also, Peepaw's name will be on our t-shirts.  I am really excited about this event for our family!

So, enough was Emma and Jonah's first "training" run.  It was so much fun.  I ran a mile with them in an astonishing 13:15!!!!  We only walked for 3 minutes.  I was so impressed and so was Drew.  We have another "training" run scheduled for tomorrow.

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