Akron…FINALLY! – Running for a cure!

changeyourheartSaturday morning is the Akron Marathon! 
My goal is to run strong and to finish 26.2 miles in 4:00 hours…(a test for the OC 100 coming in two weeks,) then another long run on Sunday…about 45 miles for the weekend!  This is my last long run weekend before OC…Hoorah!!  It’s gonna hurt a bit but it’s worth every step!

Thanks for all the emails and words of encouragement.  They help a lot!

Honoree Update –
My sister Elizabeth has been having quite a few rough days due to the chemo…she has severe anemia and that makes it hard to breathe, and she caught a cold on top of all that.  Really sucks!  She’s hanging in there though…she’s my inspiration big time…if you can, put in a prayer for her and for George and for Kathy and all of our Honorees!

Our Honoree list is at 164…list attached if you haven’t seen it before…prayers for all!  If you have someone you love with cancer or lost to cancer, I would be honored to run for them.  Send me their name and their story and we will add them to our list.  They keep me going when the miles get tough!

Donor Update –
We are at $2,580 and 26% of our $10,000 goal…a long ways to go!  We just have a few weeks left to get all of our donations in.  So, please consider making a donation today.  No amount is too small.  Help us fight the good fight!

Thank you for the recent generous donations from Jennifer Starr, Joel Salazar, Gary Ehrmin, Darlene Lorenzen, Frank Cody, and Deb Chany and Dr’s Jeff and Rachel Elmore and Add this to our previous donations from our wonderful donors… Matt Folk, John Frank, Debby Peters, Honoree George Evanoff, Kathy Pigott, Brendon Matthews, Honoree Karen Landis, James Hunt, Martha Lewis, and Mike and Shannon Irmen, Honoree Carol Haddix, Pam Weirauch, Michelle Marentette-Hermanutz, Shelley Foos, Michelle Ansara, Tom Spy for an awesome pledge, Violet Stoycheva, Kevin Simpson, Honoree Rodney Cundiff, Jenn Wenzke, Honoree Andrea Loch, and Deb Yeagle.

Thanks to these business owners and their employees and customers in advance for helping through the Blood Drop Campaign:
Maumee Quick Print – Peggy Masters and Jennifer Starr
Champion Credit Union – Steve Grindle and the CCU Staff
Laura’s Framing Place – Laura Osborne
Dunright Building Services – Bill McConnel
Outstanding Nutrition – Sheryl and Terry Losey
The Flying Joe – John and Becky Ohm
K&R Auto Repair – Kristin and Roger Davenport
Verizon Wireless – Chad Brogan

Thank you everyone!  Every little bit helps…we are getting there!  Woohoo!

It takes more than one person to make up a team and that’s why I’m asking you to consider donating!  Your donation will help fund treatments through LLS that save lives every day; like immune-therapies that use a person’s own immune system to kill cancer. Every single donation helps save a life with breakthrough therapies such as these!

I need your help to reach my $10,000 fundraising goal for cancer research!  Please consider a donation.  We need all the help we can get to fight the good fight.  Thank you!  You can donate online at:  http://pages.teamintraining.org/noh/RoadRun14/ealewis

If you want to send a check…make it out to:  LLS…and mail it to me at: 3936 Elmhurst Road, Toledo, OH 43613

Run Steady, Run Strong!
Ernie

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About Ernest Lewis

Ernest is owner of E.A. Lewis Consulting where he helps individuals and organizations achieve their personal best! He provides executive and business coaching services including leadership development, team building, continuous improvement, and strategic planning support. Ernest is also a writer, motivational speaker, father of three, and loves to RUN!
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