The progress and happenings of a Team in Training group in Logan, UT. Running hard through snow and ice to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Did we mention live bands?

At last year's fundraiser I was completely grateful to the bands before they even started played. I was just happy they showed up. It never occurred to me that they might actually turn out to be good. They were really very good. Just having moved from a big city, I just assumed there wouldn't be much in the way of local acts. This year I won't be surprised when the bands are good - very good.

This fundraiser really is bringing a lot together you can check out four local acts, all while supporting a great cause. Preview of the bands by checking them out on MySpace. Show them support by requesting your favorite song.

Thanks to all of these guys & gal for gracing us with their talent and support on this coming Sunday!

When: Sunday February 22, 2009
Time: 4:30 pm -9:00pm
Cost: $20/person, $15 w/student ID, $6 for kids under 10
Perks: All you can eat pizza, awesome raffle prizes, silent auction, support a very worthy cause.
Where: Firehouse Pizzeria, 880 S Main, Logan, UT.

more info

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Come Prepared for the Silent Auction

Please bring cash or check to pay for your entry on Sunday. We don’t have access to a credit card payment system.

You’ll also want to have your checkbook ready for all the awesome stuff we have in our silent auction. There’s so much stuff from local merchants. 100% of your winning bid will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Check out the great items below. We want to offer a big thanks to all of the merchants who donated these items to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Plus there are going to be some special packages offered by Team In Training participants – offering their services and showing off their skills.

  • Zermatt Resort & Spa Package (located 18 min. from Park City resorts) Package normally retails for $700!!! but as a charity organization they're letting us offer it to you for $250. We have 25 packages available. Your incredible package will include:
    • Two nights in an Alpine room (Regular price for two nights is $518)
    • Breakfast for Two for two mornings (value of $60)
    • Dinner Buffet (get two for the price of one) at Schneitter's restaurant (value of $29.95)
    • 60-minute massage treatment at the Zermatt European Spa, (get two for the price of one),(value of $115)
  • • free shuttle to Park City resorts for awesome pow-pow of course!
  • Lava Hot springs package (one night at the Riverside Inn, 2 day passes, 2 hamburgers and beers at the Blue moon bar and grill)
  • BEAVER MOUNTAIN lift tickets!! (2)
  • Limited Edition Print by Jerry Fuhriman
  • Artisan gift set: Kitchen Knead wooden bowl, one loaf Old Grist Mill bread, and a collection of cards designed by a local artist.
  • Dinner & Movie 1: Takara Sushi gift certificate and 2 Westates movie tickets
  • Dinner & Movie 2: Le Nonne gift certificate & 2 Westates movie tickets
  • Dinner & Movie 3: Iggy’s Sports Grill & Cinefour Theater gift certificate
  • Salon package 1: Eminence Organics spa/salon gift basket
  • Salon package 2: K Hair Salon Hair cut and Biolage styling kit
  • Salon package 3: Valhalla Manicure & Valhalla Pedicure
  • Salon package 4: Styling product bag & K Salon hair cut
  • Relaxation Package 1: Massage with Sherrie of K Salon and Yoga with Dennise sessions
  • Relaxation package 2: Kakoi gift certificate and Yoga with Denise sessions
  • Relaxation package 3: K Hair Salon massage and Biolage body balm
  • Relaxation package 4: Spirit Goat gift set and Yoga with Dennise sessions
  • Bike tune up at The Sportsman (market value=$32)
  • Bike tune up at Joyride Bikes
  • Free Piercing at Sailor Jim
  • Beadles custom designed necklace and earrings set
  • Learn how to Snowmobile package
  • Lesson: Sign with a baby (or child)
  • Five-Course meal at the “Wheelwright Inn”
  • Babysitter for a night
  • Homebrew & mead
  • And there's more coming!
Particularly because it's going to a good cause, we think you'll find something here to enjoy yourself or to treat someone else. Plus it's all going to a find a cure for Leukemia and Lymphoma, so you can feel like a double winner in our silent auction.

Location: Firehouse Pizzeria, 880 S. Main, Logan, UT
Time: Sunday February 22, 2009. come anytime between 4:30 to 9pm. the pizza's will keep on coming out & the bands will play until 9pm!

more info

Friday, February 13, 2009

Fundraiser @ Firehouse Pizza: Sunday, Feb. 22nd (4:30 to 9pm)

FINDING A CURE for Leukemia fundraiser event @ Firehouse Pizza!

Feel like there's never anything to do on a Sunday night? Join us for our second annual Firehouse Pizza Fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 22nd from 4:30 to 9pm. In addition to an all-you-can-eat pizza, pasta, & salad buffet, tickets include soda and free refills. The raffle features multiple prizes, RockHaus day passes, a Gift Certificate to the Bluebird, and more. The silent auction features dinner and a movie at Le Nonne Restaurant, a getaway package to Lava Hot Springs and much more. Four live bands provide music during the fundraiser. Special pricing for students & families.

All proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

All of us on "Logan Team In Training" are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. Together we have committed to raise $15,000 to support the cause, and we need your support. Your participation in the Firehouse Fundraiser will help further the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's mission of finding cures and saving lives.

Special thanks to Firehouse Pizzeria, Indian Oven, Le Nonne, Cafe Ibis, Tandoori Oven, Persian Peacock, Sailor Jim's, Earthly Awakenings, Planet Fitness, Beadles Originals Beads, Inc, Yoga with Dennise, Joyride, The Sportsman, Takara Sushi, Fuhriman's Framing and Fine Art, Kakoi Salon & day Spa, K Salon, Valhalla Salon, True Aggie Cafe, Westates Theaters, Iggy's Sports Grill, Cinefour, Birch Creek Golf, Zermatt Resort & Spa...and more to come!

Here's the info:

Location: Firehouse Pizza- Logan Date: Sunday, February 22nd 2009

Time: 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Tickets: $20 per ticket
$15 with Student ID
$6 Children under 10

Entrance ticket includes:
•All-you-can-eat pizza,
pasta, & salad buffet
•Silent Auction
•Awesome Raffle prizes

AND the best part......
• 4 Live BANDS!!! including Bruce Moulton, Jacob Davidson, Jan Reed Summerhays, and American Attic

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

LLS Patient Services Programs

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society offers a broad range of services to those who are currently undergoing treatment and their families.

Financial aid through the health insurance co-pay assistance program which helps patients with a blood related cancer pay for their premiums and co-pays for their drugs and certain deductibles. This program has been an extreme success since its inception in 2007.
The Society also provides financial assistance to help patients, with significant financial need, cover some costs associated with transportations, drugs, and treatment.

The Society coordinates and promote family support groups, based on the idea that communication is important throughout the cancer journey. With professional guidance, patients and their family members can discuss their anxieties and concerns with others who share the same experience. This sharing strengthens the family bond and enhances everyone’s ability to cope with cancer.

The Society’s Patient Education Programs help to clarify treatment options and strengthen decision-making and coping skills for patients and their families and is offered to them FREE of charge. Information Specialists, professional social workers and nurses, who are available via our toll free phone number, via email, and even via Live Help online. They provide patients, families, and healthcare professionals with the latest information on leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

First Connection Volunteers share their story of survival with a newly diagnosed patient and their family. Patients and families learn coping skills and gain hope from trained volunteer survivors, who share their special perspective on the recovery process.

The Trish Greene Welcome Back To School Program helps children smoothly transition from treatment back to school. Informative materials, videos, podcasts, and a wealth of literature are available to foster communication among healthcare professionals, parents, young patients and school personnel in preparation for a child’s return to school after cancer treatment.

Society Ambassadors and Advocacy Volunteers participate in grassroots advocacy on behalf of cancer research and federal funding. The LLS promotes advocacy on behalf of all blood cancer patients and bring the voice of patients to the forefront of lawmakers.

For specific questions regarding LLS Patient Service Programs, please contact :
Jessica Drury- DMS Utah Branch Patient Service Manager
(801)-519-6600 ex 25.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Saturday's Run with Ian

What an amazing run we all had last Saturday! A very chilly but beautiful day with blue skys and clear mountain views! We were so lucky to have the Gabler's with us cheering us on along the way.

Ian Gabler is our team honoree. At 7 years old, he was diagnosed with Acute Myologenous Leukemia – a very aggressive form of leukemia. He was given a 6 in 10 survival chance. The treatment that he underwent at Primary Children's Hospital brought him to the brink of death, but ultimately saved his life. In most ways he's now regular 8 year old attending school and playing with his siblings. But he's also a hero.

He and his family have been a great inspiration to our team, reminding us of why we're running and raising money. The Gabler's enthusiasm for this cause shows how important the work the Leukemia and Lymphoma society does for the blood cancer patients and their families.

Ian even braved the cold to ride his bike along with us. What a truly motivating run! I think I speak for all of us that it was such an inspirational experience to have Ian along side truly gives meaning to the reason we are doing this. The whole family joined us after for a bagel breakfast.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Logan Team in Training

Welcome to our blog! This is a blog devoted to telling people about he progress and happenings of a Team in Training group in Logan, UT. Team in Training is an endurance sport program that raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

This is the first team in Logan. We're 11 people planning to participate in the Salt Lake Marathan and Half Marathon. As we train, we're trying to raise over $15,000 to fund research for blood cancer treatments and support for patients and families.

We need the help of generous people to help us meet this goal. Please see the fundraising sites of our individual team members to make a donation.