Category Archives: Don’s Story

Jerry Dahmen – 1140AM – KSOO Radio

Had a great time, speaking with Jerry Dahmen, for his “I Love Life” segment!  

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Celebrating my 10th “birthday” since my transplant

Today is a momentous day for a couple reasons! A little over 10 ½ years ago (September 14, 2005), I was unexpectedly diagnosed with leukemia, a disease which could have taken my life. I was shocked! I endured 5 rounds of chemo over an eight month period culminating in a successful stem cell transplant on […]

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9th Anniversary – Cancer Free!

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On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, Don Armstrong celebrated the 9th anniversary of the first day of his new, cancer free life.  His second birthday if you will.  Don is not only a survivor, he is the lead organizer of the Honored Hero Run.  An event that raises money and awareness about blood cancers and the […]

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Don’s Marathons

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White Rock Marathon Dallas, TX New York City Marathon New York City, NY Nike Marathon San Francisco, CA Chicago Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon Chicago, IL Seattle Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon Seattle, WA San Diego Rock-n-Roll Marathon San Diego, CA Capital City Half Marathon Columbus, OH Paris Marathon Paris, France Atlanta Half Marathon Atlanta, GA Cowtown Half Marathon […]

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Honored Hero Run

The Honored Hero Run (HHR) started as a small race, first run in October of 2008.  This event came to life through a grassroots effort by a local leaders and friends who’s goal was to bring the community together in a collective effort to raise awareness of and funds for blood cancer research, while honoring […]

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Running with a Purpose

I have been on an extraordinary, inspiring journey the past six years and eight months.  This journey began with the surprising diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia or AML on September 14, 2005.  In other words, I was told that I had the scary “C” word, Cancer.  Needless to say, I was shocked, overwhelmed and frightened […]

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Don Armstrong – Argonomist

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Golf Course Superintendent  |  Agronomist  | Father  |  Philanthropist Don started his professional career as an assistant golf course superintendent at Colonial County,Fort Worth,Texas(March 1978 – January 1981).  During this 3 year time frame he was involved in the preparation of the golf course for 3 PGA Tour events.  He also took part in the […]

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Why Raise Money for LLS?

The world’s largest voluntary health organization, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society was a natural fit for Armstrong, a blood cancer survivor, and he immediately felt a connection with the organization and its efforts. The organization has invested more than $600 million in research, nearly $71.4 million in fiscal year 2008 alone. Research funded by LLS […]

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What is Finish Your Race?

More than 912,000 Americans have leukemia, Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma or myeloma. Every four minutes, someone new is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every 10 minutes, someone loses their fight. Don Armstrong, a courageous leukemia survivor, celebrated his fifth year in remission by running 10 marathons and raising $500,000 to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. […]

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Why does Finish Your Race Matter?

More than 912,000 Americans have leukemia, Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma or myeloma. Every four minutes, someone new is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every 10 minutes, someone loses their fight. An estimated 139,860 people in the United States were diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma in 2009. Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among […]

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