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Hamiltonians Train to Raise Money for Cancer Research

"Team Trish" aims to raise $50,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

By Jon Hysell  |  Contact Kai Lancaster (415) 625-1149
Posted January 29, 2003
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 Shortly after the 25th annual weekend gathering of a group of Hamilton alumni for the Falmouth Road Race in Falmouth, MA, the idea of "Team Trish" was born. "The goals of Team Trish are twofold," said Barb Smalley '83 who helped coordinate the team. "We want to support the Rosts as well as support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's mission of finding cures and providing much needed patient services."

Peter Rost, Frank Tietje '80, Steve Adolfi '80, Joy Graham '82, Beth Pfitzenmayer Robitaille '85, Helen McGee Konrad '84, Leslie Allen Maurer '83, Peggy Vessot Lyons '83, Alyson Lee '83, Sibylle Bretz Kinley '83, Craig Lasher '81, John "Stos" Anastos '80, and Brian Shannon '80 will all compete in either the full marathon, a marathon relay leg, or the 5K event.  In addition, many Hamilton alumni are supporting Team Trish via donations and by coming to DC to cheer them on in March.

"My 'family' grew as a result of this experience," said Trish Rost.  "Our friends were all eager to help out in some way. With friends scattered around the US, many felt frustrated by their inability to be here with me during this time of need, but TNT has enabled them to do something to help through either fundraising or training."  If you are interested in joining the Team Trish family and expanding the number of Hamilton Alumni members, you may make a donation at http://www.teamintraining.org/participant/rost-64128 or by calling Barb Smalley '83 at 415-625-1124.

Trish Rost will complete her treatment in April and plans to run/walk the 5K in March with her children, Becky and Bradley. The night before the race, Trish will also speak at the Team In Training party before hundreds of participants, their friends and families.  Trish says, "I am grateful for the support of my Hamilton family and look forward to seeing them all in DC."

For more information call Barb Smalley '83 at 415-625-1124 or Peter Rost '82/Trish Rost
at 518 -851-3484.

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