June 28, 2007
Dear Family, Friends and New Friends,
I am going to run a marathon in Gwen McGarvey’s memory to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Gwen and I worked together at the Idaho Department of Water Resources – many years ago – and maintained our friendship over the years. Gwen was diagnosed with a very rare, highly aggressive and always fatal leukemia on her birthday in 2001 and just a few years (2004) later she passed from this life. I miss her.
I joined a program called Team in Training (TNT) - which is the most successful fundraising program for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This is the world’s largest, non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures for leukemia, lymphoma and other blood-related cancers as well as improving the quality of life for patients and families.
This October 21st I will participate in the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco and I have made a personal commitment to raise $3,800 (75% of all donations go directly to research or education). I need your help to meet this goal!! I encourage you to make a contribution – of any size – before August 31.
There are two ways you can donate:
• Go to the Team in Training secure web site (quick and easy to do; you can also print a receipt):
• Mail me a check (see address below), payable to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Thanks for making a difference in the lives of people who have leukemia/lymphoma and their families. Call or email if you have any questions. Thanks again.
1428 E. State Street
Boise, ID 83712
elvesetter AT yahoo DOT com
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Request for assistance
Ingrid was a dear friend of my wife, Gwen McGarvey OPL. Running this TNT marathon is a tribute to the power of a loving heart which sought to be conformed to our gracious Lord Jesus Christ, and sought with charity the conversion of all those who had passed through her life; so I am posting this for your consideration. Forgive me for this indulgence, for it is a strong witness that love is stronger than death.