My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Jan 09, 2012

Teams are made up of individuals. Without them, there is no team.


Welcome to Gwens Page, my Team In Training home page.


I have a mission-to help find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers. To accomplish that mission, I’m participating in a 1/2 marathon as a member of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) 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.


As some of you may know, my niece, Gwen, has developed Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). She was diagnosed on September 15, 2011, which is just barely a month after her 6th birthday. Since September, she has undergone more than 20 medical procedures, such as lumbar punctures and hip drilling for marrow testing.


Gwen is a very beautiful and sunny little girl who is going through a very hard time right now. She spends Monday through Friday in hospital since she is undergoing her 2nd round of chemo. Her dad says she is a very tough kid who is mostly doing well (considering what she is dealing with), but she still has her rough days. Her immune system is highly supressed now due to chemo, so she cannot play with other kids, or go to school. Even her big brother Jason has to be very careful.


Fortunately, as far as cancers go, Gwen has a very good chance of survival. We all realize how lucky we got with that diagnosis, and with this fundraising, we are hoping to give other families that same opportunity.


Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures.


Also, if interested, here are the links for the Canadian organ donation site with Canadian Blood Services: http://www.blood.ca/CentreApps/Internet/UW_V502_MainEngine.nsf/page/E_ubmdrPKG-intro?OpenDocument&CloseMenu


And here is the link for the National Marrow Donor Program in the United States (ALSO CONTAINS ALL INFO): http://marrow.org/Patient/Disease_and_Treatment/About_Your_Disease/ALL/Acute_Lymphoblastic_Leukemia_(ALL).aspx

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Supporter Comments

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    "Merry Christmas Gwen :'("
     

    Aleeeex Kang

    Sat Dec 10 04:18:44 EST 2011

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    "Gwen, keep smiling that beautiful smile. Have a Merry Christmas!"
     

    Anna Davis

    Mon Dec 19 01:58:10 EST 2011

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    "This is a great idea Courtney! Good luck!"
     

    Mallisa

    Thu Apr 05 11:41:50 EDT 2012

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    ""Many small people, in many small places, do many small things, that can alter the face of the world." Thank you for your commitment to Team! Never underestimate your power to change this world."
     

    Anonymous

    Thu Feb 02 08:34:42 EST 2012

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    "Courtney, I so believe in Team in Training. I rode 118 miles on my bicycle in Tuscon, AZ for TnT a number of years ago. I have had multiple deaths in my family from cancer including my little eight year old niece. Best wishes on your training. Keep me posted on how it is going. Best Regards, Billie"
     

    Billie Watts

    Wed Dec 21 01:11:33 EST 2011

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,331.00 | Goal: $2,200.00
 
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My Thanks To

Graham Sinclair $325.00
wendy child $250.00
Marlyne Andrade $250.00
Courtney apGaia $150.00
Anonymous $100.00
seema ahuja $100.00
Melissa Carlson $100.00
Maril K $100.00
Anonymous $75.00
http://heyitsalex.com/alc... $66.00
Melissa Carlson $50.00
Michael Price $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
LoVonna Harland $50.00
Billie Watts $50.00
Anna Davis $50.00
Aleeeex Kang $50.00
Mariette Araya $50.00
Microsoft $40.00
Jeffrey Copeland $40.00
LaVonna Harland $30.00
Todd Mitchell $25.00
Shelly Carlson $25.00
Laura Klein $25.00
Mallisa $25.00
Heidi Bertschi $25.00
Jamie Watts $25.00
Lisa Snyder $25.00
Tammy Charbonneau $20.00
Juliette Lafreniere $10.00