All posts in “Oregon Cancer Foundation”


Tri Training: The big day and final thoughts

It’s been two weeks since the big day — my participation in the Pacific Crest Olympic Triathlon. I’ve sat down to write this final post several times and have been unable to put into words what I felt. Maybe writing this makes it too final. Maybe it’s too emotional. Maybe. But here goes.

The weekend started with a potluck and team meeting. The coaches specifically acknowledge each team member, recognizing his or her accomplishments. For me, Coach Mike recognized my new “I think I can” attitude. He’s right. It wasn’t until about two months ago that I really thought I would be able to accomplish the feat. This new level of confidence and courage will help me with anything I try to achieve going forward. Continue Reading…


Tri Training: Win a raffle package!

We have some fantastic raffle packages with proceeds benefiting Oregon Cancer Foundation. With limited entries, you have a great chance of winning. At present, we have no more than 15 entries for any one package. I won’t list them all, because you can review at your leisure, but let me give you some highlights:

• If you have a baby or know someone who does, don’t miss this package that offers handmade moccasins and a family photo shoot. Continue Reading…

Turell Group Blog — Tri Training: Oregon Cancer Foundation

Tri Training: Oregon Cancer Foundation

Many of my tri teammates have been writing fundraising letters and holding events since February. I’ve been so focused on training, I just got started. I have a lot of ground to make up.  If you are not on my Turell Group email list and want to be, leave a comment here, and you will receive our emails listing ways to support the cause, including an invitation to a mid-May fundraising party.

The fundraising dollars from this event will support a local cancer foundation that I’m a board member of  — the Oregon Cancer Foundation.  The foundation empowers, strengthens and sustains those impacted by cancer in our community through education, support and financial assistance. Continue Reading…

Tri Training: Help me raise $5,000

Tri Training: Help me raise $5,000

I am tackling a feat I never thought possible — an Olympic-distance triathlon. Despite my mental gremlins and aching muscles that tell me I can’t, your encouragement tells me I can.

Training for a triathlon is scary. Cancer is scarier.
Running is hard. Fighting cancer is harder.
I never thought I could do this. Neither did they. Continue Reading…