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First race done!
Jun 18, 2014 by Kirsty Kenny

On Sunday, June 15th dad and I did our first race for the season. It was the Father's Day 5k in Ventura California along the beautiful promenade. The course was an easy, flat, out and back and the weather was overcast and perfect for pushing our bodies hard. We ended up beating our 5k personal team best by a minute and a half, finishing at 00:33:05. We always finish as a team! :)  To top it off we did well in our individual age categories. I placed 6th in my age group and dad finished 7th in his. And we were the 9th team to cross the finish line.

As far as training goes, we are up to 4 miles without walking or stopping and keeping a consistent pace, the longer runs are starting to feel really good! We are also up to 7 miles with walking intervals and feeling stronger every day!

Thank you to all who have donated so far! We are deeply humbled by the continuing generosity of our family and friends and hope to reach our goal before the end of summer.

Also, thank you for the lovely comments that have been left at the bottom of our fundraising page. They are very much appreciated and help to keep us motivated on the tough days.

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Donating Outside the USA
Jun 12, 2014 by Kirsty Kenny

To Our friends and family around the world!

If you have trouble donating on this website, which we know a few of you have, we have set up a GoFundMe page on which you can support us in our efforts. The GoFunMe me page has been tested from Ireland and it works :)  Here is the link, and thank you again for your support!

http://www.gofundme.com/runningforcancer

Love,

Kirsty and Tom 

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Dad has joined my training and fundraising efforts!
Jun 12, 2014 by Kirsty Kenny

Hello Family and Friends,

Thank you for the generous donations that have already been made! I am so grateful for your support and for standing beside us as we fight to end blood cancers!

I am excited to announce that dad has started training with me for the half marathon! He came to his first team training this past week and very much enjoyed running with our awesome team. Tuesday was our first timed mile for the season and it turns out that dad has a better mile time than I!!! He fininshed in 08:36, while I crossed the line at 09:02. I am excited to have him running with us because he will make me a better runner!

Dad and I have been running 5k races together for a few years and are looking foward to running a half marathon together. It is always fun to have someone to grow with as an athlete. It is going to be a fun season! 

 

 

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My Fundraising Page
May 19, 2014

WELCOME TO MY TEAM IN TRAINING (TNT) HOME PAGE!

I joined Team in Training on May 18th, 2014. The reason being because in April of 2014, my two year old little boy had a tumor removed from his colon. As a mother, seeing your child experience anything like that is the scariest thing in the world. Luckily, this tumor, which was one inch in diameter, came back benign. After the longest week of  my life waiting for those results I breathed a huge sigh of relief that I had a healthy baby boy.

Soon after I breathed that sigh of relief, I realized that not all parents receive that happy phone call. Having a tumor removed (or having a long list of tests) is often just the beginning of a long road with their little one.

I am incredibly grateful for the health of my little boy and realize that we have been blessed that having the tumor removed was the final step in returning to full health. So I now want to show my gratitude by helping those who are not as fortunate. Getting involved with TNT will be my way of paying it forward and giving thanks. 

For my first event as a part of Team in Training, I will be running in the Nike Women's Half Marathon in San Fransisco on October 19th, 2014. I am excited to be training with and for such inspirational people and can see this being a lifelong commitment. 

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.

I know these are tough economic times and we're all very mindful of how we choose to spend our dollars - some people don't have a choice. All of their hard earned money will go towards treatments and medicine. Just think how much closer each dollar is to finding a cure...

I'm in for a long race, but theirs is longer. Every bit helps bring us closer to the finish line, and we'll get there with your help. One person can't do it alone, but together we at least have a fighting chance.

Thank you!

 

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Supporter Comments

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    "Kirsty, your loving spirit runs for all the SOULS taken too soon Love You,Ruthie, Vince and Chris"
     

    Ruth Siefe

    Tue May 20 09:45:17 EDT 2014

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    "On behalf of those fighting with everything they've got!"
     

    Alexander Graf

    Fri Jun 13 04:46:04 EDT 2014

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    " This donation is in honor of Mindy B who beat childhood leukemia. She rocks! So does her mom!"
     

    Heidi Zetzer

    Sat Jun 14 08:33:27 EDT 2014

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    "Even if England lost;)"
     

    Permanent mark Walters

    Sat Jun 14 10:14:13 EDT 2014

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    "Giving momentum and power to your conviction! Proud of you, K2! "
     

    Mrs. Desa Marie Mandarino

    Sun Jun 15 01:01:13 EDT 2014

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    "Thank you for all you are doing!!!"
     

    Jamie Boyd

    Sun Jun 15 04:55:53 EDT 2014

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    "So happy to spend the summer training with you! Go Team!"
     

    Penny and Jim Kay

    Mon Jun 30 03:26:16 EDT 2014

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    "Hugs!!!!"
     

    Dawn Conner

    Wed Jul 02 12:18:12 EDT 2014

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    "Good Luck"
     

    Lori McClain

    Wed Jul 02 04:14:07 EDT 2014

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    "It's not a lot, but I hope it helps fight cancer!!! You go girlie!!!!"
     

    Brittany Stark

    Thu Jul 03 01:25:18 EDT 2014

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    "Thank you both for being an inspiration to us all and support for those beginning the healing and cures for cancer. Love you"
     

    Jeni

    Thu Jul 03 03:23:09 EDT 2014

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    "I delicate my donation to our granny who was taken from us too young. kirsty & Tom fair play to you guys! Fantastisc work ! Big Kiss and a huge! !💜💜 "
     

    Emma Keoghan

    Fri Jul 04 01:39:38 EDT 2014

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    "Wauw what a great thing to do kirsty and tom! On behalf of all those who lost loved ones from cancer and those who faught it!! "
     

    Orla Keoghan

    Mon Jul 07 07:14:43 EDT 2014

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    "My husband Dan and I were your saggers for your training run this past weekend and we saw your story on the news tonight and wanted to support you and your dad in your efforts for such a worthy cause. Our best to you and your dad! Darcy P.S. Your son is such a cutie!"
     

    Dan & Darcy Keep

    Mon Jul 21 11:29:13 EDT 2014

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    "Hello again, I couldn't find a fundraising page for your father, so this $50 for him... "
     

    Dan & Darcy Keep

    Mon Jul 21 11:34:58 EDT 2014

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    "Kent died from multiple cancer issues in 2006. He was my beloved husband."
     

    Elizabeth S. Daniels

    Mon Jul 28 01:41:24 EDT 2014

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    "Thank You for all of your hard work and dedication !!! I Love You Very Much !!!"
     

    Emidio Islas

    Wed Jul 30 02:30:14 EDT 2014

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    "Irish Night was so much fun!! Looking forward to training with you inspiring teammates. Thank you for raising money for a cure! Shirley and Ken"
     

    Shirley and Ken Waxman

    Thu Jul 31 12:28:45 EDT 2014

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    "Sorry to miss the dancing and singing at the fundraiser last night. Been thinking of you and all of the inspiring work you and Tom are putting into this season. Go Team!! "
     

    Laura DePaoli

    Thu Jul 31 02:32:12 EDT 2014

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    "I hope this helps :)"
     

    Emidio Islas

    Wed Aug 20 12:10:17 EDT 2014

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    "Wooohoooo!!! You met your goal!!! Proud of you chica! "
     

    Djamila Demangeat

    Mon Aug 25 12:20:24 EDT 2014

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,005.00 | Goal: $2,935.00
 
102 %

My Team

 
Team Total: $5,935.00 | Goal: $5,835.00

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Join Kirsty Kenny in the Mission to wipe out blood cancer:

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