Timothy, Terry and Bob Jordan
We are Team Jordan, “doing it for Emily.”
“Doing it for Emily” was a term originally coined by Bob’s brother Tim. It was in big letters on Bob’s T-shirt as he participated in the 1997 World Championship in Kona. It was what Bob called, “my last gift from Emily.”
Emily’s letter to “the lottery people” from her hospital room asking them to “please pick my dad” sparked an outpouring of support and love, including a slot to the coveted World Championship. (This was in 1997)
Emily was our daughter, Timothy’s big sister, a beautiful, bright little girl who lived with us for 5 years before leukemia and the side effects of her treatments ended her life as we knew it.
Over the years, we used these same words to raise funds, awareness, research and support for all those with cancer with the funds going to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Over the past 22 years as a family, we have collectively participated in over 45 endurance events with Team in Training raising over $300,000. Our mission continues to that end, to end cancer and especially the effects of not only cancer itself, but the treatments and side effects.
The deeper meaning of “Doing it for Emily” is changing as the decades pass. We will explore here on this site through our writing and continued fundraising.
So, stay tuned. Keep coming back as we will continue to add.
And, thank you for all your love and support over all these years as we continue “doing it for Emily!”