Because Cancer Sucks!

Why I run!
Apr 08, 2016 by Tatjana Kudla

With every team run this season I will honor a survior, someone fighting cancer right now, or someone we lost way too soon. This is why I come back to Team in Training season after season. 

2/6/2016 - in memory of Jackie Sharp
2/13/2016 - in honor of Dr Sumatra Apte
2/20/2016 - in memory of Rachel Rachofsky
3/5/2016 - in memory of Cariann Maruszak
3/19/2016 - in memory of Jay Taylor
3/26/2016 - in honor of Peggy
4/2/2016 - in honor of Frank
4/16/2016 - in honor of Virginia, our honored teammate who is celebrating her 19th year of surviving chronic myelogenous leukemia
4/23/2016 - in memory of Julie Anna

In memory of:
Annabelle's dad
Nancy McStay (for Jason and Kelly)
Debbe Ricketts (for Bree)
B.D. and Uncle Don (for Jonnetta)
Steven Miyake (for Lahela)
Julie Anna Congdon (for Sandi)
Jackie Sharp (for Peggy)
Norah Seabourne (for Susan)
Tom Wilkinson (for Mike)
Martina's dad
Patricia Wynn (for Heather)
Jim McTavish (for Phil)

In honor of:
Mom Veena, Aunts SumiTra & Madhavi (for Sandeep and the Hardas family)
Marshel Martin - Brandy's Grandfather battling cancer


Stomping out cancer - at our team practice on 3/5/2016:

Someday is Today!
Feb 13, 2016

My journey with Team in Training started in 2008 when I joined a running team to train for my very first half marathon. Little did I know at the time how this would change my life. My running buddies became my best friends. 

Over the years, I moved across continents, changed teams, made new friends, lost old friends and always remained close to the mission of finding a cure for cancer. 


To accomplish that mission, I’m participating once again in a sports endurance event (San Diego Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon, June 2016) as a member of Team In Training. Like the other members of TNT, I will be raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. I’m improving the quality of my life by participating and with your support, I can help improve the quality of life for patients and their families as well.


Losing someone to cancer never gets easier. The list of friends I run in honor and memory of just keeps getting longer. 


When we don’t know what to do, we do the only thing we can. Raise money. Raise awareness. Raise hope. Please join me in the fight against cancer!

I can log the miles and put in the effort, but I'm going to need your help on the fundraising side of things. No donation is too small. Please donate today!


Your donation will help fund treatments that save lives every day; like immnuotherapies 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.

Patients need these cures and they need your support.

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!


Relentless for a cure,

Tatjana Kudla




Supporter Comments

    "Good luck in San Diego Tatjana - "

    Margie Andrijasevich

    Sun Mar 06 07:48:10 EST 2016

    "Love you and what you do, Tatjana! Uyen"

    Uyen Quach

    Wed Apr 06 12:04:04 EDT 2016

    "Awesome job you're doing, my friend, keep it up! xx"

    Shelley Burke

    Wed Apr 06 12:57:13 EDT 2016

    "Great job Tatjana! Keep it up."

    Barbara Shirk

    Fri Apr 22 04:05:21 EDT 2016

    "Thanks for your Engagement "

    Andrea Nickel

    Sat Apr 16 05:15:29 EDT 2016


    Fatih Koca

    Tue Apr 12 05:32:14 EDT 2016

    "Way to go Tatjana!"

    Judith Ingols

    Sat Apr 09 07:03:30 EDT 2016

    "Keep going girl!"

    Chantal Cloutier

    Fri Apr 08 07:22:40 EDT 2016

    "Awesome job - go team! "

    Heather Venard

    Fri Apr 08 05:27:36 EDT 2016

    "Good Luck!"

    Tracy K Reardon

    Fri Apr 08 03:03:00 EDT 2016

    "Rock On!"

    JP Mayor

    Fri Apr 08 12:18:45 EDT 2016

    "Good luck with the race Tati! Miss you :)"

    Kristin D'Amico

    Thu Apr 07 10:49:52 EDT 2016

    "You are an inspiration!!"

    Barb Tamer

    Thu Apr 07 10:07:27 EDT 2016

    "You are amazing lady! Go Team!!!"

    Barb & Sam

    Thu Apr 07 09:54:32 EDT 2016

    "Thank you my dear friend for being such a great and unstoppable support for people who fight cancer. Love you."

    Irina Shigidina

    Wed Apr 06 05:25:42 EDT 2016

    "Go get it, lady! "

    Mike Thompson

    Wed Apr 06 12:18:59 EDT 2016

    "Well done my friend. You are a star :0) "


    Tue Apr 05 01:53:01 EDT 2016

    "Thank you Tatjana for your advocacy and outreach and efforts -- towards a very worthy cause!!"

    The Austin Pratts

    Tue Apr 05 01:19:34 EDT 2016

    "This is a great initiative Tatjana and I wish you all the luck in raising more funds to support the cause. "

    Sanket Kamath

    Tue Apr 05 12:08:19 EDT 2016

    "Just keeping the ball rolling :-)"

    Warren Oshita

    Tue Apr 05 12:32:57 EDT 2016

    "Go Team"

    Lauren Bogart

    Mon Apr 04 11:55:07 EDT 2016

    "Go team!!!"

    Lucy Shen

    Mon Apr 04 11:31:36 EDT 2016

    "Rock it!"

    Bree Woodruff

    Mon Apr 04 11:04:03 EDT 2016

    "Go Team!!!!"

    Ching Ng

    Mon Apr 04 05:34:48 EDT 2016

    "Go Team!"


    Mon Apr 04 04:16:52 EDT 2016

    "Go team! We are the best!"

    Margie Andrijasevich

    Mon Apr 04 04:12:54 EDT 2016

    "All the best from Rob and Sally "

    Sally & Rob

    Mon Apr 04 04:06:59 EDT 2016

    "You'll always be my Teammate, Tatjana! Have a wonderful event! GO TEAM!"

    Carrie Huynh

    Mon Apr 04 03:51:36 EDT 2016

    "I miss you Tatjana, you are so awesome! I wish I could say it in German but I'm afraid I'd mess it up too badly!"

    Patricia Rodriguez

    Mon Apr 04 02:54:07 EDT 2016

    "Good luck!"

    Iraj Zarrinnaal

    Mon Apr 04 01:06:05 EDT 2016

    "Thank you, Tatjana :) I'm dedicating my donation to my friend Julie Anna who died from leukemia on August 22, 2005 at the age of 30. Sandi xo"

    Sandi Blankenship

    Mon Apr 04 11:52:07 EDT 2016

    "Thank you for doing this Tatjana! "

    Lucy Li

    Sat Mar 26 08:10:41 EDT 2016

    "Great effort Tatjana. You teach others to be humble and giving. You show it by example. Keep up the good work. Sandeep (on behalf of my Mom and Aunt who you supported recently)"

    Team Hardas-for-Tatjana

    Sun Mar 13 07:41:48 EDT 2016

    "Thank you for continuing the fight for those who can't. You are a bright star! Go Team."

    Peggy Sharp

    Fri Feb 12 09:31:49 EST 2016

    "Go Tatjana! 😘"

    Michael O'Malley

    Tue Apr 05 10:51:28 EDT 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $5,310.00 | Goal: $4,900.00
108 %

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We are sorry donations are no longer being accepted for this participant for this event.

My Thanks To

The Austin Pratts $200.00
Nina Schwarz $200.00
Jeff Hamberg $100.00
Kate Martin $100.00
Bree Woodruff $100.00
Team Hardas-for-Tatjana $100.00
Peggy Sharp $100.00
Michael O'Malley $75.00
Brandy Martin $55.00
Barbara Shirk $50.00
Mentor Esther Teymouri $50.00
Valerie Mony $50.00
Irina Shigidina $50.00
Martina Gehrke $50.00
Mike Thompson $50.00
Susan Ram $50.00
Shelley Burke $50.00
Joyce Ho $50.00
Apple $25.00
Fatih Koca $25.00
Judith Ingols $25.00
Chantal Cloutier $25.00
Christy Roberts $25.00
JP Mayor $25.00
Phil Renaud $25.00
Mau Ung $25.00
Alejandra Urquizo $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
nadi elliott $25.00
Sharman Haynes $25.00
Uyen Quach $25.00
Karin Plettner $25.00
annabelle $25.00
Sanket Kamath $25.00
Lauren Bogart $25.00
Lucy Shen $25.00
Ching Ng $25.00
Spidey $25.00
Thilo Wolter $25.00
Carrie Huynh $25.00
Yulia D $25.00
Suchi Mehta $25.00
Frank Cheng $25.00
National Instruments - Si... $20.00
Heather Venard $20.00
Tracy K Reardon $20.00
Alyssa Sherrard $20.00
Sally & Rob $20.00
Kamaal Ahmed $20.00
Lucy Li $20.00
Diane Pennington $10.00
N. Schwarz $10.00
Barb Tamer $10.00
Warren Oshita $10.00
Jonnetta Wheaton $10.00
Patricia Rodriguez $10.00
Matthew Sullivan $10.00
Iraj Zarrinnaal $10.00
Sandi Blankenship $5.00
Andrea Nickel  
Erika Morgan  
Andrei Kananovich  
Maya Todd  
Heather Mezzadri  
Kristin D'Amico  
Barb & Sam  
Mumtaz and Salim Tyabji  
Preeta Anil  
MaryLou Moore  
Margie Andrijasevich  
Rigo Chacon  
Lahela Schoessler  
Sue McAllister  
Anita Patwardhan  
Margie Andrijasevich