Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Benefit Run Needs Your Help

Elizabeth Naylor is a middle school teacher in Hull, Massachusetts. When she was diagnosed with NHL, she took a medical leave of absence from her job. She did not, however, allow herself to succumb to pessimism or self-pity. According to The Patriot Ledger,

“I realized I could be bitter and negative or be positive, optimistic and hopeful,” Naylor said in an interview. “I have an enormous support system of family and friends, who have made it easier to remember why I was fighting for my life.”

Now she's out to help others and has organized the Team Elizabeth 4-Mile Run, which will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The event is set for October 24th, but Naylor is still looking for business sponsors. Click here to learn more about registering for the event.

If you cannot participate in the race, but would like to donate, make checks payable to "The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society" and mailing it to: Susannah Hamblin, 30B Pearson Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144


  1. Love the positivity. Good luck to Team Elizabeth and I'm sure they'll gather the funds necessary to pull it off.

  2. Jenny,

    This is Elizabeth of Team Elizabeth. A friend of mine was googling me (for fun) and came across your blog and support of our event! Thank you so much for writing about it. The event was a great success and we look forward to doing it again next year!
    I am so sorry to hear about your sister's diagnosis and would like to extend my experience with this disease to you and your family. If you have a minute check out http://cancergaveme2birthdays.blogspot.com and if you want be in touch with me. All of my info is on my blog.
    With a great deal of understanding and support,
    Elizabeth H. Naylor