Announcing Team Lisa Ekus Group!
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I hope you are enjoying summer! I have some really exciting news I would like to share with all of you. This year I am thrilled to announce that in honor of The Lisa Ekus Group’s 30th Anniversary, we have formed a corporate team to train for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco this October. For TLEG’s 25th anniversary, Lisa donated to 25 different charities. To celebrate the big 30 this year, I am running and raising money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, a cause very close to my heart, with Corinne Fay & David Abrami.
As many of you know, last year I set out to train for the Maine marathon in celebration of being cancer-free and in honor of those still going through treatment. I had never run even one mile when I started training, and at 26.2 miles I crossed the finish line and left my fundraising goal in the dust (raising more than $21k)!
After the outpouring of support last year, many of you know my history: when I was only three-and-a-half I was diagnosed with Leukemia. I went through twenty-seven months of chemotherapy. Twenty-seven months is longer than it takes to deliver, edit, print, and publish a book. I had never really thought about how long I had to have spinal taps, chemotherapy drugs, and steroids pumped into my tiny body until last year when I looked back on what a cancer diagnosis means. It is still hard to wrap my head around the fact that when I was four years old my body was too weak to walk up the stairs and last year I ran a marathon!!
I am proud to say that this August I will be celebrating 25 years of being cancer free. And in honor of this and The Lisa Ekus Group’s 30th Anniversary, our team is setting out to raise $25,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Last year when I ran, almost every donation made was accompanied by a story of how cancer has touched the life of that donor. There is still so much work to be done. If you feel inclined to share this email and our story with your friends and family we would be deeply grateful. The only way we can continue the fight against cancer is with your help and support.
Team TLEG: David Abrami, Me, and Corinne Fay
Our fundraising deadline is September 24th, but we will gladly accept donations after this date. Donations can be made here on our fundraising page OR you can send me a check (57 North Street, Hatfield, Ma 01038) payable to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I hope you will consider supporting our efforts to fight cancer. David, Corinne, and I all thank you.
Thank you so very much.
A few donation incentives:
$250 – a free cookbook!
$500 – a free cookbook and social media shout out
$1000 – your logo on our jerseys! Bi-coastal advertising!
$5000 – we will carry the cookbook of your choice across the finish line
Sally Ekus, Literary Agent Associate
The Lisa Ekus Group, LLC