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Eventful Summer
Jul 25, 2013 by Jessica Stoxen

Last year was my first season with LLS TNT. My fundraising web site was all about running (feels like it). This season, I haven't put much of personal update on this page. It's all about fundraising events, one after another. It's about time for a quick update.

This summer, my kids had the opportunity to spend the whole summer in Taiwan with my parents. That means, I got to bring them there in the beginning of summer to drop them off, then fly back to bring them back to the US. Take this opportunity, I finished my 3rd half marathon in Taiwan in June (chip time 2:45) and my first full marathon in July (chip time 5:40). Both events were completed under 80+ degree temperature and 70+% humidily. I was surprised to see such a big running community in Taiwan, especially when I heard people around me talk about 50km or 100km ultra marathon. That's the part of Taiwan I didn't know.

While both trips to Taiwan were fun, it also came with sad news. My sister just lost her mother-in-law to cancer a couple days after I completed my full marathon. She is such a down to earth lady, treated my sister like her own daughter, and both our families are very close. When I was preparing for my first full marathon, mentally, I told myself if I ever got to a point it became too difficult to keep running, I need to remind myself that's nothing comparing to those battling cancer, especially when the event was happening in the same city that 2 people close to my heart are battling cancer. Though the run was totally under my control, that thought did appear in my mind a few times while I was running.

So, here we go. We gotta keep fighting.

Before wrap up this summer, I prepared another fundraising event with Sushiya. It's a small Japanese restaurant and the owner is very supportive to give back to community. On Aug. 4th, sushi is 30% off and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to help find a cure for blood cancer. Please bring your family and invite your friends to join us.

Little by little, it may not appear to be much, but each of your donation will get us closer to help someone around us. Hope to see you there.

Fun and successful Irish pub night
Jul 12, 2013 by Jessica Stoxen

Thank you all for another fun and successful event. First of all, in the beginning of the week, I found out the event was advertised on Arizona Republic newspaper on July 5th. Tonight, photographer from Valley Lifestyles magazine showed up to take pictures (I will be looking for it in next release). Our 50/50 winner Marcia donated all her winning of $85. We also have several winners from silent auction. It's great to see such a great support from friends, co-workers, and again, strangers. It was a fun night.


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Supporter Comments

    "Jessica, you continue to amaze me! I can't wait to hear all about how awesome it was to run the Dublin FULL MARATHON!"

    Andrea Stacy

    Fri Jan 25 10:31:53 EST 2013

    "A small amount in memory of my friend Abhishek who died recently due to Cancer. He was just 30 yrs old"

    Sushil Kalmady

    Sat Feb 02 11:39:41 EST 2013

    "Horseback riding trail voucher purchased by Lily Wong."

    Cave Creek Outfitters

    Mon Feb 11 01:14:23 EST 2013

    "Birthday Party Package auction purchased by Aimee Smith"

    USA Youth Fitness Center/ASmith

    Mon Feb 18 03:04:43 EST 2013

    "Suns donated autographed photo purchased by Elizabeth Stoxen in auction"

    Phoenix Suns

    Wed Feb 20 09:05:08 EST 2013

    "My best wishes you Jessica, you are doing something really inspiring."

    Onomitra Ghosh

    Wed Feb 27 10:16:49 EST 2013

    "One Zumbathon & Raffle ticket"

    Aimee Smith

    Mon Mar 18 03:13:55 EDT 2013

    "For attendance of Zumabthon Friday at MFC Gilbert"

    Tracy Taylor

    Wed Apr 03 06:34:46 EDT 2013

    "One zumbathon and one raffle "

    Heather Jackson

    Thu Apr 04 04:49:34 EDT 2013

    "Great Job Jess!!! You are amazing!!!"

    Melissa Nelson

    Thu Apr 04 04:58:01 EDT 2013

    "Two Zumbathon Tickets please"


    Thu Apr 04 05:36:18 EDT 2013

    "Zumbathon Ticket and one raffle ticket"

    Liz Hernandez

    Fri Apr 05 01:07:06 EDT 2013

    "1 zumba ticket =)"

    Jennifer Burwell

    Fri Apr 05 12:16:54 EDT 2013

    "For my mother-in-law who is in her last round of chemo."

    Jia-Hsin Lin

    Mon May 27 04:47:50 EDT 2013

    "Thanks for the Seaseme street vouchers and thank you Jessica for supporting such a great cause."

    Antoinette Hill

    Tue Jun 18 01:36:40 EDT 2013

    "Mini Pedi gift certificates donation"


    Fri Jul 12 01:05:54 EDT 2013

    "Karate gift certificate donation"

    DePalma's TEAM USA Martial Arts

    Fri Jul 12 10:01:29 EDT 2013

    "LLS Beer Tasting Silent Auction. Thank you for all of your work, support, and dedication!!"

    Eric Gelvin

    Fri Jul 19 12:26:40 EDT 2013

    "AZ Snoshack Fundraiser for Cancer"

    AZ Snoshack

    Sat Aug 10 10:06:02 EDT 2013

    "For Pub Night Silent Auction"

    Eric Gelvin

    Wed Oct 02 02:31:09 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $5,298.99 | Goal: $4,425.00
120 %

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In Memory of

Laurel Stoxen, Yue-Ying Huang-Yen, & Xue-Mei Chen

My Thanks To

Yard Sale $500.00
Raffle Sales $500.00
Zumbathon $500.00
Sushiya $450.00
Ragnar del Sol $200.00
Oanh Nguyen $200.00
Fundraising Events $141.99
DePalma's TEAM USA Martia... $138.75
USA Youth Fitness Center/... $130.00
Eric Gelvin $120.00
Hung and Tuyet Nguyen $100.00
Dzung Pham $100.00
Irish Pub Night $94.00
Kim Lapham $90.00
Won-Ling Chen $84.67
AZ Snoshack $81.87
McCarthy Ice Cream Too LL... $74.19
Kathleen Benton $70.00
Jia-Hsin Lin $67.00
Margaret Olson $65.00
Cindy Arbuckle $65.00
Irish Pub Night $63.66
Elizabeth Welch $60.00
DOC NAILS $60.00
Cave Creek Outfitters $55.00
Eric Gelvin $50.00
Melissa Nelson $50.00
Monja Smith $50.00
Sushil Kalmady $50.00
Andrea Stacy $50.00
Body Balance Massage $35.00
Hsu-Jun Lee $33.35
Kari Anderson $31.00
Lisa Somsan $25.00
Kristel Judkins $25.00
Onomitra Ghosh $25.00
Car Wash $20.00
Andrea Stacy $20.00
Monica Zuniga $20.00
Phoenix Suns $20.00
Jennifer Burwell $15.00
Liz Hernandez $15.00
Andrea Stacy $15.00
Tracy Taylor $15.00
Aimee Smith $15.00
Elizabeth Stoxen $10.00
Antoinette Hill  
Mandy Chisler  
Heather Jackson