Monday, December 7, 2009

Help cancer survivor celebrate in Kiawah

Although it's the first time I've mentioned her name on my blog, some of you out there may know about Adrienne "Daisy" Zonneville.

She's gotten a lot of attention from area media during her training for the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon. (See stories about her here, here, here, and here.)

The short version of her story is this: She'll run the race in South Carolina on Saturday, which is Dec. 12 -- which is the day that marks exactly 15 years of her being cancer-free. It will be the 32-year-old Troutman woman's first marathon.

Daisy, who is getting married this spring, is running the race with her fiance Jeff Roy and her maid of honor, Lauren Hayward; they all trained with Team in Training and have been raising money to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphona Society -- Daisy says it's her way of giving back to the organizations that helped her survive.

"I am a former Make-A-Wish kid, and just have this complete desire to help the next batch of people getting the disease," says Daisy, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma at age 11. "Maybe in a similar situation and maybe not, but just [people] needing the extra helping hand."

Read a couple of those stories I linked to above to get a sense of Daisy and her mission. Then come back and consider donating to her efforts, even if it's just a few bucks. She and her fiance are still hundreds of dollars shy of their minimum fund-raising amount. If they don't hit their minimum goal, I'm told, they'll make up the difference with money from their wedding fund. ...

To donate to Team CDR (short for "Team Crazy Daisy Racing), click here.


steven allison said...

My friend Allison Zastrow is running the Kiawah Marathon for a cancer victim in her family - What an awesome cause! GO ALLISON!