My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Aug 06, 2008 by Karen Dyer

**My family has met my challenge - to raise $500 to put my grandfather's name on my team shirt. Thank you!**



I am running in the PF Changs Marathon as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training in honor of my grandfather. That's him in the picture along with me, my younger sister and my younger brother (guess which one's me). The picture is from Christmas of 1983.



I've updated my training blog, click here.



Honoring Alabama Pink



There is more than one reason I signed up with TNT. One is, of course, my grandfather. Another is a kind of funny story I'll tell you later. Yet another is someone I don't know IRL (in real life). She is Alabama Pink, a beloved regular commenter at Pajiba, home of snarky movie reviews and snarkier people.



The readers of Pajiba already know about Alabama Pink's blog, Whoa, Camel!. She is a great writer and is currently fearlessly blogging about her cancer treatments, writing book reviews, talking about movies and preparing for the zombie invasion.



Thank you for donating. YOU are a hero.



The answer to the question "how's the training going"?

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Supporter Comments

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    "I've never run a marathon so good luck! Thanks for thinking of AlabamaPink."
     

    Mary Blanca Rios

    Tue Aug 12 12:02:49 EDT 2008

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    "Thank you for your efforts!"
     

    Sarah Larson

    Fri Dec 17 07:49:50 EST 2010

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    "Good luck Dawn! Very inspiring. I am training to hike the Inca Trail in May, so I TOTALLY understand about the sore 40 year old feet! :)"
     

    Sarah Larson

    Sun Feb 13 10:12:38 EST 2011

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    "Way to go phquaryn! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to help out in the fight against L/L (and make that AlabamaPink logo happen!) Hugs, NTBTOB"
     

    Anonymous

    Tue Aug 12 07:15:21 EDT 2008

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    "Good luck, Karen/phquaryn--you're a star! -MO(meaux) from pajibaland"
     

    Maureen Cameron-MacMillan

    Wed Aug 13 03:29:26 EDT 2008

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    "Good luck to you, this is a wonderful cause"
     

    Maureen Cameron-MacMillan

    Thu Mar 31 06:49:32 EDT 2011

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    "Good luck, not only in reaching your goal, but also in training and running a marathon! You are awesome. -divergentbeing, Pajiba lurker"
     

    Tony Maina

    Mon Aug 18 02:14:05 EDT 2008

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    "Good luck, Kar! You're AWESOME!"
     

    Abby

    Sat Nov 08 06:25:58 EST 2008

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    "Good luck !!! Love Ya!"
     

    Kelly Bergstrand

    Wed Oct 17 08:56:26 EDT 2012

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    "Good Luck Maureen!! You can do it!! "
     

    Thu Aug 30 12:04:52 EDT 2012

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    "Good luck. Pace yourself and enjoy the trip (two things I have yet to master myself)."
     

    Kenneth Maum

    Sat Jan 10 09:10:20 EST 2009

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    "I am very proud of you, Karen! I wish I could be there to cheer you on! "
     

    Benny

    Wed Jan 14 09:22:49 EST 2009

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    "You rock. We're all very proud of you. Sincerely, TK (www.pajiba.com)"
     

    Anonymous

    Tue Aug 12 04:42:49 EDT 2008

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    "Ash, you're the best. Words can't say how great an endeavor this is. I love you. Dad would be (and is) so proud. Your brother, Adam"
     

    Anonymous

    Fri Feb 18 03:54:52 EST 2011

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    "Margaret and I are glad to honor Bill and proud of you. Keep Up the good work"
     

    Juan Pastorelli

    Tue Feb 08 09:20:42 EST 2011

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    "I'm so proud of you. What a great thing to do for others."
     

    Laura Sanderson

    Thu Jan 15 11:37:39 EST 2009

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    "Tyler, Marycon and I hope you're doing well and hope the walk brings good memories. Mike Young"
     

    Anonymous

    Fri Aug 16 12:33:41 EDT 2013

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    "Kelsey, You are always doing great things and giving of yourself for Hendrix's cause. Marycon and I wanted to help you and Tyler reach your walk goal. - Mike Young"
     

    Anonymous

    Fri Aug 16 12:26:57 EDT 2013

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    "Good luck! I'm so glad I could be a part of it."
     

    Anonymous

    Fri Aug 16 03:17:10 EDT 2013

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    "Happy BIG 5-0!! We Love you, Suzie, Chris and Sharon"
     

    Karen Dyer

    Sun Aug 11 04:07:46 EDT 2013

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    "In honor of a very special lady who continues to inspire."
     

    Karen Dyer

    Mon Sep 16 09:24:00 EDT 2013

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    "Thanks for doing this again, Sheri. We have very special memories of our times with Dianne and feel blessed to have had her in our lives too. Jeannie and Jerry Scott"
     

    Karen Dyer

    Wed Sep 18 01:23:06 EDT 2013

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    "Good luck, Keith!"
     

    Carolyn Nelson

    Fri Aug 09 09:31:48 EDT 2013

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    "In honor of my good friend Keith Wynne !"
     

    Carolyn Nelson

    Tue Aug 13 10:43:05 EDT 2013

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    "Our donation to LLS is in honor of Keith, who is running with the Brooklyn Team in Training for the first time, and in memory of Naomi Silverberg, Keith's much loved aunt, who died of cancer in 2003. We hope all the donations will enable groundbreaking research that will lead to the elimination of this terrible disease. Good luck to all the runners! The Wynne family."
     

    Carolyn Nelson

    Thu Aug 15 10:28:31 EDT 2013

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    "Good Luck Keith! You are raising money for such a great and important cause. All the Best, Caren Gandelm and Adam Silverstein"
     

    Carolyn Nelson

    Thu Aug 22 08:55:52 EDT 2013

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    "Good Luck Keith"
     

    Carolyn Nelson

    Mon Aug 26 09:21:47 EDT 2013

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    "Keep up the good work Keith, Rita and Bob Crotty"
     

    Carolyn Nelson

    Mon Aug 26 10:50:18 EDT 2013

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    "Have fun running Keith!"
     

    Carolyn Nelson

    Sun Sep 01 09:54:16 EDT 2013

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    "From Brenda Canty in Memory of Rosa Greene. "
     

    Carolyn Nelson

    Tue Sep 17 01:17:42 EDT 2013

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    "Have a great run! All the best, Andrea & Dan"
     

    Carolyn Nelson

    Wed Sep 25 11:07:00 EDT 2013

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    "Wishing you a good Saturday with wings on your shoes as you speed along for a cure for cancer. I donate as a cancer survivor. "
     

    Carolyn Nelson

    Thu Sep 26 02:21:39 EDT 2013

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    "Thanks Liz."
     

    Sun Feb 03 02:11:50 EST 2013

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    "See what I started? Best of luck in the race, Karen!"
     

    The DeLutri Family

    Tue Dec 02 10:42:49 EST 2008

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    "Go, phquaryn! I know we've already got Alabama Pink's name on your shirt, but maybe we can get a Pajiba logo on there also. Three-nineteen"
     

    Anonymous

    Mon Aug 18 03:34:15 EDT 2008

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    "Good luck! Thanks for working so hard to support a worthy cause."
     

    Craig Stearns

    Wed Aug 13 12:49:52 EDT 2008

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    "Hope you reach your goal, phquaryn! I wish I could donate more, but I'm poor as hell, so I hope this helps you out and gets you one step closer to your thermometer bursting through the roof. Good luck!"
     

    Jacqueline Jelen

    Wed Aug 13 11:56:27 EDT 2008

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    "God luck Sarah! Your dedication is inspiring!"
     

    Craig Stearns

    Tue Feb 08 04:22:55 EST 2011

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    "Go Ravens!! (this time...)"
     

    Sun Feb 03 12:05:10 EST 2013

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    "Keep running!"
     

    Carolyn Nelson

    Mon Aug 12 04:22:40 EDT 2013

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    "Good luck Keith! We are thinking of you and hope you do well and enjoy yourself!"
     

    Carolyn Nelson

    Mon Aug 05 11:31:13 EDT 2013

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    "This donation is in honor of my beloved Aunt Dianne who passed away in October. She was an amazing woman. She is my hero, and an accounting angel watching over me. Natalie Gould"
     

    Karen Dyer

    Mon Jul 15 07:42:21 EDT 2013

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    "Miss you so much Dianne, Love Diana Lynch"
     

    Karen Dyer

    Mon Jul 15 03:33:50 EDT 2013

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    "Thank you Kelsey for walking for families afflicted with leukemia. Your continued support offers a Light of hope. �May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.� 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 "
     

    Anonymous

    Mon Aug 19 09:34:56 EDT 2013

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    "You go girl!! "
     

    Maureen Cameron-MacMillan

    Sun Apr 03 08:27:41 EDT 2011

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    "Go, Jess, go!"
     

    Maureen Cameron-MacMillan

    Wed Mar 23 10:45:49 EDT 2011

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    "Go Dawn!"
     

    Sarah Larson

    Sun Mar 06 07:44:53 EST 2011

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    "Good luck!"
     

    Sarah Larson

    Fri Mar 04 09:40:49 EST 2011

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    "Good for you, Dawn! You're getting more fit and helping a wonderful cause. God bless your efforts."
     

    Sarah Larson

    Sat Jan 15 02:16:43 EST 2011

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    "Just keep moving!"
     

    Sarah Larson

    Tue Dec 21 02:34:03 EST 2010

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    "Go Dawn! "
     

    Sarah Larson

    Fri Dec 17 12:27:54 EST 2010

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    "We're proud of your efforts to run your first half marathon, Dawn. Know that my dad would be proud as well."
     

    Sarah Larson

    Fri Nov 19 06:28:50 EST 2010

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    "For my kind, sweet, patient, welcoming, smart, and funny dear little sister. I knew her for her whole life and did not fully realize how very much I would miss her. My heart is so sad without her."
     

    Karen Dyer

    Tue Sep 17 07:31:04 EDT 2013

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    "Liz: Good luck and thank you for caring about others. You are just like your mother in law............Love You"
     

    Mon May 06 08:02:29 EDT 2013

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    "Seri,for your cause and your 50th b-day! Sorry we can't be there tonight, soccered out! Have fun and you and Diane will be in our thoughts. Josey, Matt & Emily"
     

    Karen Dyer

    Sat Oct 12 08:07:40 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,800.00 | Goal: $3,800.00
 
100 %

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My Thanks To

Anonymous $500.00
Karen Dyer $500.00
Pajiba $500.00
Karen Dyer $467.00
Benjamin Dyer $200.00
Craig Stearns $150.00
Laura Sanderson $133.00
Benny $100.00
Kenneth Maum $100.00
Kim Buck $100.00
Amber Karnes $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Randall Kooistra $100.00
Dustin Rowles $100.00
Kelly Bergstrand $50.00
Carolyn Nelson $50.00
Kelly Bergstrand $50.00
Abby $50.00
The DeLutri Family $25.00
Tony Maina $25.00
Maureen Cameron-MacMillan $25.00
Jacqueline Jelen $25.00
Sarah Larson $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Erin McCormick $25.00
Cindy Davis $25.00
Julie Chase $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Mary Blanca Rios $25.00
Juan Pastorelli $25.00