The Train is Baaaaack!

September 3, 2012
TEAM: "Joseph's Station" is forming to participate in the 2012 Four Seasons Parkway Run (5K)/ Walk (2K) on Sunday, September 30 in Center City, Philadelphia (at Logan Circle, near the Art Museum).  This kid-friendly event benefits pediatric oncology research at C.H.O.P. and their pediatric cancer survivorship program.  As an added bonus, the Four Seasons serves a full breakfast at the finish line. Please go to the following link and sign up to walk or run on our team! 
 http://giving.chop.edu/goto/JOSEPHSSTATION
 

The Joseph Lentz Fund and Joseph are in the news!

September 3, 2012
The nationally recognized Children's Brain Tumor Foundation just posted its most recent newsletter.  An article in the newsletter chronicles Joseph's journey with cancer, his bond with his younger brother, Thomas, and the $13,000 donation his Fund gave to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's promising project called "The Children's Brain Tissue Consortium." To read, go to:
 http://hosted-p0.vresp.com/327149/9417186e33/ARCHIVE#Joseph
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The 3rd Anniversary of Joseph's death

July 6, 2012

This July marks three years since Joseph died.  There’s always a feeling of self-absorption and inappropriateness that haunts me when I post on this site in the wake of our loss but to not post doesn’t feel quite right either.  After Joseph died, I felt a bit paralyzed in trying to figure out how to memorialize him.  I was hesitant to do anything ritualistic for fear of what it would represent if there ever came a time when I abandoned that particular ritual.   If I didn’t post on the a...


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Reflections on two of my three sons' birthdays: Joseph and Thomas!

March 11, 2012

Tomorrow is Thomas’ family birthday party at a local roller skating rink.  He will be three this Monday; an age his older brother, Joseph, never reached.   Joseph would have been five this Tuesday; the boys were born almost two years apart to the day. The thrill of Thomas turning three is incompatible with the sorrow we have about him reaching a stage that his brother never did.  Nevertheless, there is a thrill to be had and we are intent on having it.

Today I went for a ru...


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Moving out of the station...until next year!

October 4, 2011

Many thanks to everyone who helped make the Four Seasons Parkway Run event on September 25th for C.H.O.P. a huge success.  Whether you joined our team, ran, walked, gave or encouraged someone else to do so, you helped the cause.  A special “thank you” to one donor (who wishes to remain anonymous) for the “Thomas Train” colored balloons that were delivered to th...


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ALL ABOARD JOSEPH'S STATION!!!

September 23, 2011

Here you will find updated information about race day. 

On the home page of www.parkwayrun.com you will find an option to click on “Race Day Layout” which shows the location of our tent among the 29 teams that have earned tents.  We are one of the larger teams so we are in a cluster of the 6 largest teams located closer to 18th Street (rather than 19th Street) at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  For people using GPS it is probably best to enter the Four Seasons Hotel, One Logan Square, Phil...


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FULL STEAM AHEAD!!!

September 20, 2011
A big THANK YOU to all who have donated/signed up to run or walk on our team, Joseph's Station, on September 25th to support the Cancer Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia! I am proud to report that there are 175 - yep, you heard right - 175 people on our team and we, as a team, have raised almost $9,000 (not including participation/registration fees) for the Cancer Center. 

At last check, Joseph's Station, is the 9th highest fundraising team and I am the top individual fundraiser fo...

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We have EXCEEDED our goal...THANK YOU!

September 9, 2011
I am proud to report that the team "Joseph's Station" set to run/walk in the Four Seasons Parkway race on September 25 has exceeded its fundraising goal!  HOORAY!

I set the team goal at $846 dollars, one dollar to represent each day that Joseph lived.  And, boy, did he live!!   ...cookies (good old fashioned, Chips Ahoy!) for breakfast, lunch and dinner, TV shows at any time of the day, early morning walks in search of Peter Rabbit, driving the car around town on daddy's lap, endless entertain...
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Run, Walk, Support our team: "Joseph's Station" on September 25, 2011

September 2, 2011
The run/walk/race is Sunday, September 25, at the Four Seasons Hotel at One Logan Square (18th and Benjamin Franklin Parkway) in Philadelphia (19103).  Registration begins at 7am, the run (5K) is at 8:30am and the walk (2K) begins after the run.  The awards ceremony (for those of you who are super speedy runners) and raffle drawing is at 9:45am and the post race buffet breakfast at the Four Seasons is at 9am.  Kids are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate.  The race is rain or shi...
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Looking for more inspiration to run/walk on September 25th?

September 1, 2011
Read the story on this website:

http://articles.philly.com/2010-09-22/news/24980039_1_cancer-research-brain-cancer-pediatric-cancer

By running, walking or making a donation to support our team, "Joseph's Station," you can help children currently battling cancer, children who will be diagnosed with cancer and children who have survived cancer but live with its late effects. 
 
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