Ryba's Running Team

Ryba's Running Team
Jan 15, 2009 by Lynda Ryba

**UPDATE July 1, 2009

Thanks to all who have made our fundraising and endurance event possible. Our family (Lynda, Lindsay, Casey, Stephanie & Chris Jr, along with our close friend Keiith Pigeon) collected over $20,000 for research into Lymphoma and Leukemia. We all completed our events this past Sunday. Chris Sr & Chris Jr. (along with friends Gerard Albanese and Rich Rossignol) walked the 5K together. Lindsay, Casey & Stephanie ran/walked the 13.1 mile half-marathon, and I walked the half-marathon with the help of my good friend Sue Abate. She and her husband Ron came all the way from Cleveland to participate with us. Ron ran the entire 1/2 marathon as did Keith Pigeon.


Our team won an LLS award as a top-fundraiser for the event - thanks to all you kind souls who donated to us.


Now that my blisters are beginning to heal, I think I will be competing in the ING Hartford half-marathon in the fall. If you're interested in walking with me, give me a call.





You can follow my progress here or the rest of Team Ryba at their websites.


Lindsay: http://pages.teamintraining.org/ct/fair09/lryba


Casey: http://pages.teamintraining.org/ct/fair09/cryba


Stephanie: http://pages.teamintraining.org/nyc/lkplacid09/sryba


Keith Pigeon: http://pages.teamintraining.org/ct/fair09/kpigeon


If this is your first time here, my family and I are participating in an endurance event as members of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. We have chosen to complete the Fairfield Half-Marathon in June. The girls plan to run (!) and I will be walking.


We are completing this event in honor of our husband and dad, Chris, who is battling Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia, a rare and currently incurable blood cancer. He is the real hero on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!




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Supporter's Comments

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    "I guess we were one of the few that didn't know. Dean, Dave, Corey, Rebecca, Bill and all of his friends here wish him well. And you too, Lynda, for putting up with the big guy!!"
     

    Chris' Architect and Engineer Friends

    Wed Jan 21 01:51:54 EST 2009

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    "We appreciate your hard work for Avila's chapter of Colleges Against Cancer."
     

    Barbara Revaz

    Fri Sep 20 06:04:43 EDT 2013

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    "In memory of a good friend and a great pilot!"
     

    Teresa Bastedo-Sammis

    Sat Sep 21 08:30:11 EDT 2013

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    "Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!"
     

    Jan Titus

    Thu Jan 22 11:37:12 EST 2009

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    "For Ava! "
     

    Barbara Grzyb

    Thu Sep 26 07:45:01 EDT 2013

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    "Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you fight your courageous battle."
     

    Dennis Vincent

    Sat Jan 24 08:24:57 EST 2009

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    "I love my Hanakinz very much. You made our lives complete with you knowledge and kindness. Chase and Natalie should be very proud to call you their sister!!!"
     

    Carol & David Wright

    Sat Sep 28 07:34:11 EDT 2013

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    "Keep up the good fight my man. We need someone to come back and teach post moves!"
     

    Joe Ticotsky

    Sun Jan 25 07:14:18 EST 2009

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    "I love you dad"
     

    Michael Daugherty

    Wed Nov 06 10:54:53 EST 2013

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    "I am a cancer survivor, and YOU WILL BE, TOO! Hang in there, Chris. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."
     

    Doug & Billie Delano

    Mon Jan 26 03:56:12 EST 2009

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    "My heart aches for you and your family. Miss you."
     

    Sun May 05 04:25:59 EDT 2013

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    "Jenn, Great start! See you Thursday, Nettie"
     

    Wed May 22 10:54:23 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $4,360.00 | Goal: $1,700.00
 
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My Thanks To

Global Impact  
Robert Zadrozny  
Charlotte Severance  
William Smith  
Gerry & Lisa Amodio  
JOSEPH DEBARTOLO  
JOSEPH DEBARTOLO  
Marc Brassard  
Lynda Ryba  
Michael Daugherty  
Scott Kimberlee Algiere  
Doug & Billie Delano  
LISA VAN GILST  
Joe Ticotsky  
Carol & David Wright  
Anne-Claire Roesch  
Mark & Maria Bernacki  
Jen O'Brien  
Victoria Hattersley  
Dennis Vincent  
Paul & Ronni D'Addabbo  
Barbara Grzyb  
Keith Sorensen  
Henry J. Paparazzo  
Jan Titus  
Teresa Bastedo-Sammis  
Barbara Revaz  
Patrick Dorsey  
Jean L. Galowitz  
John Tully  
Tom & Mary Ann Pacyna  
Robert & Marjorie Wright  
Chris' Architect and Engi...