Anderson Running Chicago Marathon to Raise Funds for Leukemia

Alumni Extra received this update from Kris Anderson ’08, who works in the Coporate Trust Department at the Bank of New York in Pittsburgh. A Mount Washington resident, he is also a graduate student studying finance at Duquesne University.

Kris Anderson '08

Kris Anderson '08

Hello, my name is Kris Anderson and I graduated from IUP with a degree in Finance in May 2008. Recently I joined the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training Program to help raise money for LLS.

I am also running the 2009 Chicago Marathon on October 11 in honor of Ben, a seven-year-old boy with Downs Syndrome currently in treatment for leukemia in Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia two years ago and is a great kid with a great personality. I am more than honored to be completing the marathon for him.

At the same time, I am raising $3,750 to help fund cancer research to save the lives of those in treatment like Ben. I am reaching out to all at IUP for your support. Any donation is greatly appreciated by me and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Here is a link the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has set up for me to collect donations.

If you would like more information, please feel free to e-mail me at kristopher.j.anderson@bnymellon.com.

All donations are 100 percent tax deductible. As an added incentive, anyone who donates $100 or more will receive a 2009 Chicago Marathon shirt from me!!

On behalf of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, thank you very much for your support. I greatly appreciate your generosity.
Please use this link to donate online quickly and securely, plus to learn more about my progress. You will receive a confirmation of your donation by e-mail, and I will be notified as soon as you make your donation.

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Kris Anderson with his father at graduation

Each donation helps accelerate finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. More than 823,000 Americans are battling these blood cancers. I am hoping that my participation in Team in Training will help bring them hope and support.

P.S. I would appreciate it if you would forward this page to as many people as you can to encourage them to donate as well. Thanks again.

—Kris