This is the beginning of a very long road for Blake and for the family. But he is going into this super strong and with an extremely positive attitude. Over the next couple of months, Blake will be receiving chemotherapy treatments. It is undoubtedly going to be the toughest thing he will ever have to go through, and unfortunately, it’s something that you really can’t prepare someone for. But he’s got this! I don’t know if he realizes at this point the army of a support system he has behind him, but it’s a pretty indomitable crew! He’s also got some pretty tough angels up there who I can guarantee are pretty pissed off about this whole thing, like we all are.
We are so fortunate to live in a community, that when one family is in need, everyone comes together to help one another. I know that my aunt and uncle are overwhelmed with the amount of love and support that has been shown over the past couple of days. But, I know there’s always that question of what else can I do to help? There will be treatments, doctor’s appointments, special diet, and everyday needs for the rest of the family. This is all overwhelming enough and if we can lighten the burden in any possible way, that is what we want to do.
So what can you do to help? You can show support in so many ways. Making a donation to help support the family and the costs they will be facing, and helping to spread leukemia awareness are just a few of those ways. We all know Blake is super active. When he’s not running up and down the lax field, you’ll probably find him ripping it on his quad. As a family, we figured that something physical would be best. Being that September is Leukemia awareness month, we decided to participate in a half marathon and run it for our cousin. We will be getting t-shirts made to wear in the race or to just show support and raise awareness. All proceeds from the t-shirts will go directly to the family as well. Below, I will explain more about the half marathon, but before that, we wanted to thank you for your support and generosity. It means the world to our family!
Blake’s battle is our battle and we will fight this with him until we win. #BLAKESTRONG
Any donations will go directly to Peter & Jill Doyen
Half Marathon Info:
Hamptons Half Marathon—
Date- September 29, 2018
Start Location & Time- Leland Lane | 8:00am
Entry Fee- $85.00 (This run is NOT affiliated with a leukemia awareness foundation so the price of the ticket just covers the entry fee. It is NOT a donation)
We are looking into privately fundraising at the event, we will keep you posted on that!
NOTE: This price will go up on 6/4/18
Any other race info/registration page can be found at https://hamptonsmarathon.com
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