Team in Training: Orlando Bound for Lolo

We have all lost someone dear to us. My Lolo, Victor Manzano, lived with leukemia for many years. A lovable, sweet, funny, short man but boy, did he have a temper! Sound familiar? I honor my grandfather by wearing his wedding band every day since he left us, when I witnessed him take his last breath. I still remember the expression on his face when he saw me walk into his hospital room that night. He was always happy to see me. And I am happy to honor him even more and head to Orlando for the first time, put in the work and fundraise for my first half marathon.
I just adored my Lolo. He’d put his hands up defending his belly when I tried to tickle him.
With all six Manzano grandchildren.

Maui – 2004

Though not part of my team, my friend, Nelson, will also be participating and highlighting our friend, Sandra Hernandez-Eudy, who has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Thinking of you, Sandra! 

Erika, Nelson, Sandra & I hiking Briones Regional Park

I invite you to join my team and train for your Lolo or another loved one that has been affected by cancer! If you can’t join me in Florida, it takes more than one person to make up a team and that’s why I’m asking you to donate to my TNT fundraising page for TNT!

Your tax-deductible donation will help fund treatments that save lives every day; like immnuotherapies that use a person’s own immune system to kill cancer. You may not know it, but every single donation helps save a life with breakthrough therapies such as these. My first goal is $2,400, the most I have ever raised for any cause. I do have my eye on fundraising a total of $4,900. Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help get us all closer to a world without blood cancers.

As of May 13th, I have ran 4 miles to train for the January 12th event. If you wish to sponsor an X amount per mile I have ran thru Christmas Eve, December 24th, that’d be great. Keep up to date on my progress via this post and social media (Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat: bappletree)

Fundraising events will also be scheduled. Stay tuned!

Shopping – I am donating 25% of net sales of any Stella & Dot purchase made via this trunk show link until I reach my fundraising goal of $4,900.

– WIN – 
For every $25 you donate from now by Christmas 2018, you will receive one entry to win the below prizes.

$100 Stella & Dot Gift Certificate
Private Lesson with ACT Language Schools
Sponsored by ACT Language Schools. A $75 value. 
Brazilian at Glow San Francisco
Sponsored by Lisa Chang of Glow. A $60 value.
Giants Tickets – Two tickets to a game in September 2018 (Sec 310, Row 1 & 2). Exact game is TBD.
Sponsored by John’s Season Tickets (415.342.5986 – text pref’d). Winner to be drawn on month before ticket date.

(More prizes to come!)

Thank you!

* Drawing for prizes will be done on December 31st, 2018 unless otherwise noted above. The last day to donate is Christmas, December 25th.

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