HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
Emporia woman to run marathon

By Monica Springer , Emporia Gazette

1791 days ago   Article ID# 1093907
Original URL

 

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

EMPORIA, KANSAS (Emporia Gazette) - After seeing her best friend’s daughter battle leukemia, Emporian Julie Cooper decided she wanted to give back and raise money to find a cure.

Cooper is training to participate in an endurance event as a member of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training. The team is raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives.

Cooper’s best friend, Jennifer Naylor, lives in the Wichita area. Her daughter, Reese, was diagnosed with leukemia a month before she turned 4. Reese is now almost 8 years old and doing well, Cooper said.

Cooper will participate in the Nike Women’s Marathon on Oct. 16 in San Francisco. The race will kick off in downtown San Francisco at Union Square. The 26.2 mile marathon will take runners past Fisherman’s Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, Fort Mason and Marina Green while having views of Alcatraz and The Golden Gate Bridge.

More than 100 women from Kansas are participating in the marathon.

“My hope is to get awareness out to Emporia and to our community,” Cooper said. “Once my best friend and her daughter were going though the battle themselves I felt I had to give something back.”

Last year Cooper participated in the Prairie Fire Wichita Marathon. Cooper said she has always loved to exercise but never ran before participating in the half-marathon last year. She is a teacher at Flint Hills Technical College.

Cooper has to raise $3,200 to participate in the Nike Women’s Marathon in October.

To contribute:

Visit her fundraising page: http://pages.teamintraining.org/ks/nikesf11/jcooper3ix

Mail a check payable to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, in care of Julie Cooper, 2006 Lincoln, Emporia, KS 66801

If someone is interested in following Cooper’s progress and training, they can “Like” her Facebook fan page: Team Jewely ~ Running for a Cure.

If someone is interested in the Kansas Chapter of Team in Training, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s website is www.teamintraining.org/ks.

Contact Susan Fleming for more information: susan.fleming@lls.org or (316) 266-4050.

Cooper is also organizing a Zumbathon from 7 to 9 p.m. July 14 at Flint Hills Technical College. Registration cost will be $15 and all proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. There will be door prizes and raffles.

To sign up contact Copoer at (620) 343-0258 or halfmarathonmom2010@yahoo.com.

Copyright 2016 Emporia Gazette   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 1791 days ago   Article ID# 1093907

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society    View Charity Profile    Visit Website

More The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society News

Northern Virginia women band together in support of LLS mission

20 days ago From connectionnewspapers.com 

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA - ...

LLS welcomes FDA approval of Venclexta to treat certain chronic lymphocytic leukemias

39 days ago From lymphomanewstoday.com 

DALLAS, TEXAS - ...

Student's leukemia fundraiser turns into Fall City tradition

52 days ago From king5.com 

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - ...

WDC students collecting 'Pennies for Patients'

63 days ago From wadenapj.com 

WADENA, MINNESOTA - ...

Walgreens teams with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to better serve cancer patients

66 days ago From drugstorenews.com 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - ...

Go to page:   1    2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next >> 

<< Return To Health News

Action Center

Climate change : Biodiversity loss alarming

Action: Climate Change

The Federal Climate Change Secretary Syed Abu Ahmad Akif has pledged to stem biodiversity loss in the country in collaboratio ...

Help make Joshua Tree National Park whole again

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Land that was removed from Joshua Tree National Park in the 1940s for iron mining is now available to be reincorporated into ...

How human greed is destroying vast swathes of a rainforest dubbed 'the earth's lungs' - pushing the Sumatran orangutan one step closer to extinction

Action: Stop Deforestation

The orphaned orangutan sits quietly as the vet listens to his heartbeat - barely moving, bedraggled, seemingly on the point o ...

Microplastics in the sea a growing threat to human health, United Nations warns

Action: Stop Pollution

Millions of tons of tiny debris from plastic bags, bottles and clothes in the world’s oceans present a serious threat to huma ...

Hold your ground: No new drilling in the Gulf

Action: Save Our Oceans

Join the tide of resistance to oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Hundreds rallied for "No New Leases" in March on a ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.