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August 03, 2005

Marathon Fever

Since 1999, I've suffered from a chronic disease. It's called Marathon Fever. Its main symptom is an urge to run long distances, culminating in running 26.2 miles at once. For many, catching it once is enough to confer lifelong immunity, but for others like me, it keeps coming back. So far, I've run six marathons in as many years, all here in Honolulu. There is no treatment for a chronic case of Marathon Fever, and there is no cure.

Leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma don't have cures either. And they can also go into remission and recur. But their symptoms are far more serious and devastating. That's why I've decided to dedicate this upcoming Honolulu Marathon on December 11, 2005 to raising money toward research that will eventually find cures for these diseases. Specifically, I'll be running this marathon as a volunteer for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program.

I just joined the program today, so I'm in the process right now of getting things setup. Check back here soon for updates and more details on how you can contribute to this great cause.

Posted by Keith at August 3, 2005 10:29 PM


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