Ever since I crossed the finish line for Team in Training in Pittsburgh, I was excited to get back to the Team. You can imagine my delight, then, after meeting with one of my mentors from the Nike Women’s Half Marathon and the idea was floated that I mentor a a group of Team members. That was in June. In August, I went through a rather rigorous interview process. A few weeks ago I got a fabulous phone call. I am a mentor for the New Orleans Team.
As a mentor I have some very important duties, but most important is my personal fundraiser. This will be my biggest fundraiser yet because I know you are just as sick of cancer as I am, obviously.
Next, I get to work with seven Team members who are raising money and conquering 13.1 or 26.2 while helping blood cancer patients quit cancer for good. I get to attend training, provide moral support, fundraising tips and most excitedly I get to help them along the course — IN NEW ORLEANS.
The upcoming cycle is going to be exciting and challenging and I literally cannot wait.
I have a lot of fun things to give away this cycle and other cool prizes but first thing first. My first donor will get a fun surprise. I can’t wait to see who it is.