Tommy Belsky is a first-grade student from Hopewell, NJ, who has been battling acute myelogenous leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Were it not for the fact that Tommy’s aunt and uncle are friends and colleagues of mine, I’d probably never even know this condition existed.
As you can imagine, fighting this disease has taken an indescribable toll on the family in many ways, one of them financial. To that end, Tommy’s friends and family have organized the Trails for Tommy 5K and Children’s Races, to be held on Sunday, October 19, 2008 in Hopewell, NJ.
If you live anywhere near the Hunterdon/Mercer/Bucks counties area and would like to do your body and Tommy’s family some good, come out and have a crack at the course (download a PDF form from the site or sign up online here). If you can’t make the run but would like to donate time, gifts, or money, or even just read more about Tommy’s story, you can do all that at TeamTommy.net.