My Fundraising Page

Anita Ojeda's Fundraising Page
Feb 20, 2017



Many of you knew us back in BC (before cancer) or around 1 AD (the year after diagnosis).  You may remember Pedro looking like an extra for Shindler's List. If you don't know about those years, here are some photos from our journey.  I've written more about it on my blog, Blessed (but Stressed).

Ever since Pedro's stem-cell transplant at the University of California San Francisco's Parnassus Campus hospital on January 3, 2003, Pedro has continued to heal and experience a whole new set of firsts that he never thought he would be blessed with.

And ever since Pedro's transplant, I've wanted to do something to honor his journey and help others who suffer from blood cancers. That's why I'm choosing to join the the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team in Training (TNT) program. 


So I've done it! I've registered for the San Diego Rock-N-Roll Marathon (yes, you read that correctly! This old lady thinks she can run for 26.2 miles) on June 4, 2017.  By participating as a member of TNT, I am raising funds to help find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients.


Think of it as an old-fashioned school walk-a-thon fundraiser--only I plan on running, not walking. I'd like to raise $1200 (or more!). 


Your donation will help fund treatments that save lives every day; like immunotherapies that use a person’s own immune system to kill cancer. You may not know it, but every single donation helps save a life with breakthrough therapies such as these.


Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help get us all closer to a world without blood cancers.


Thank you!


Supporter Comments

    "Love that you are taking up this Challenge. Go get it!"

    Sylvia ONeill

    Sat Feb 25 10:20:02 EST 2017

    "Running with a purpose is the best way to run! "

    Reinhold Grellmann

    Thu Mar 02 08:38:15 EST 2017

    "Go Anita! It's always a wonderful thing to take something ugly, like cancer, and use your experience to help others!"

    Carol Bovee

    Tue May 02 08:15:32 EDT 2017

    "Remembering the families of patients who often deal with the consequences of illness and treatment long after it is over."

    Donne Magers

    Wed May 03 04:23:17 EDT 2017

    "Good luck on your run, cousin. 😊"

    Sherry Adams

    Mon May 22 02:04:43 EDT 2017

    "Hi Anita. Thanks for giving us a chance to support this cause! Wishing you a wonderful run!!!! Sending you and Pedro lots of hugs from Reno Sussan and Andy Bowser"

    Sussan Bowser

    Mon May 22 07:09:29 EDT 2017

    "Enjoy the marathon! I'm sure you will do well."

    Mark & Linda Haddad

    Tue May 23 12:17:48 EDT 2017

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,275.00 | Goal: $1,200.00
106 %

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My Thanks To

Mari-Carmen Gallego $132.90
Janet Hanson $100.00
Linda & Larry Pitrone $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Cathy Allen $100.00
Reinhold Grellmann $100.00
Mark & Linda Haddad $50.00
Sussan Bowser $50.00
Sharon & Gary Conn $25.00
Sherry Adams $25.00
Shirley Woods $25.00
Sylvia ONeill $25.00
Amy Boyd $25.00
Anonymous $13.10
Evelyn Strawn  
Pam Bellette  
Donald Strawn  
Susan Smith  
Donne Magers  
Carol Bovee