Racing for a Cure!

Racing for a Cure!
Apr 02, 2009 by Jennifer Wellborn

Racing to Save Lives

Welcome to my Team In Training home page. (The photo above was taken at the end of our 18 mile training run.)

For the second year in a row, I am racing to save lives and find a cure for blood cancers as a member of Team In Training! This year, I am serving as a Team Captain and will help other participants with their fundraising goals too.

All Team In Training (TNT) participants raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) while traing for an endurance event - in this case the Nike Women's Marathon... all 26.2 miles. We are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking any more lives. Together, we can find a cure for blood cancers!

I am completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!

I train and run in honor of my step-grandma Lorraine (pictured with me above). My own grandmother passed away when I was 4 so Lorraine is the only grandma I've really known. If she can fight multiple myeloma for years, I can run a few miles and raise money in hopes that we will find a cure. I chose to train for an event (Nike Women's Marathon) whose goal and purpose is to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Together, we can make a difference 1 mile and 1 dollar at a time.

I would love to run in honor or memory of your loved ones too. Please make sure to let me know ( your loved ones names and I will carry them with me on race day. Visit to see a list of all honored teammates.

Update on shaving/not shaving my head: Since we did not reach the $5,000 goal by July 31st, I will not be shaving my head. I donated approximately 12 inches of hair to Locks of Love. You can see my new and much lighter and cooler 'do on my blog It is much better suited for Tucson summers.

Thank you to everyone that made our yard sale a success - 2 days & over $1150 raised for LLS!!! We could not have done it without the generous donations we received. (My portion of the proceeds -$262 - has been donated.)

Check with your employer to see if they do matching funds for donations! Remember, your donation is tax deductible.

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission.

Follow our progress to the finish line at! Thanks for your support!

(*I will still donate approximately 10-12 inches to Locks of Love if we are not able to raise $5000 by July 31st. Locks of Love WILL get a donation of my hair!)


Supporter Comments

    "Still wishing I was running with you. Good luck."

    Linda and Steve Schiefelbein

    Fri May 01 10:42:50 EDT 2009

    "Just because."

    Wendy Schuck

    Wed Oct 25 06:06:55 EDT 2017

    "Hope the Big Event went well!!"

    Wendy Schuck

    Mon Oct 30 06:46:24 EDT 2017

    "PB votes keep & Dan 2.0 votes shave"

    Princess Becky & Dan 2.0

    Tue Jun 09 01:53:05 EDT 2009

    "Shave it! ;) I think it would be cool."

    Bridgitte (Pologar) Hokinson

    Fri Jun 12 05:03:08 EDT 2009

    "Hi Jenn, You go girl! My donation this year makes up for missing last year."

    Steve & Sandy Perkins

    Thu Jun 18 06:32:16 EDT 2009

    "Keep It!"

    Asma Suhrwardy

    Mon Jul 13 05:50:47 EDT 2009

    "Congratulations on your years of being cancer free. Here is hoping your good health continues. Thank you for your fundraising efforts. "

    Norman Don, D.D.S.

    Thu Feb 01 04:04:14 EST 2018

    "Good Luck Sonali this is a great cause."

    Dennis Wellborn

    Wed Nov 15 01:28:44 EST 2017

    "Good luck ! "

    Dennis Wellborn

    Sat Nov 18 09:16:59 EST 2017

    "All the best for the climb, may your legs feel strong all the way! Alice & George"

    Dennis Wellborn

    Sat Nov 25 05:12:55 EST 2017

    "Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz x 2 votes"

    Mark and Didi

    Sat Jul 18 05:17:35 EDT 2009

    "Keep it, sweetie. Those first few inches are a b*tch to grow back =)"

    Carolyn Chilcote

    Sun Jul 19 12:46:02 EDT 2009

    "Keep it!"

    Linda and Steve Schiefelbein

    Sat Jul 25 12:25:33 EDT 2009

    "KEEP IT!!!!!! KEEP IT!!!!!!! KEEP IT!!!!!!"

    Kathy Wong

    Wed Jul 29 07:22:46 EDT 2009

    "Thank you for doing this Erin! Incredible cause."

    Pamela Lemay

    Tue May 08 09:56:21 EDT 2018

    "Thanks for your all of your hard work to help the fight against blood cancers!"

    Pamela Lemay

    Wed May 23 12:56:17 EDT 2018

    "Thank you Erin, for taking part of this event and raising money and awareness!! "

    Pamela Lemay

    Thu Jun 07 03:30:27 EDT 2018

    "What a great cause, Erin! You're always inspiring :)"

    Pamela Lemay

    Thu Jun 07 07:21:09 EDT 2018

    "So wonderful you're doing this!"

    Pamela Lemay

    Fri Jun 08 08:35:50 EDT 2018

    "I am so humbled by the strength of these men and women "

    Pamela Lemay

    Fri Jun 22 08:04:08 EDT 2018

    "Thanks for being such a great teammate and friend. (And thanks for the shirt) :)"

    Elsbeth Hoggatt

    Wed Sep 16 10:42:45 EDT 2009

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,012.04 | Goal: $3,200.00
94 %

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In Honor of

Lorraine Anderson and many others

My Thanks To

Yard Sale $262.00
Linda Schiefelbein $250.00
Norman Don, D.D.S. $250.00
Lorraine Anderson $200.00
Norman Sainty $150.00
Paul Cors $150.00
Herbert Willmes $100.00
Dennis Wellborn $100.00
Linda and Steve Schiefelb... $100.00
Starbucks $50.00
Michael Migalla $50.00
Pamela Lemay $50.00
Kathy Wong $50.00
Thomas Robins $50.00
Carolyn Chilcote $50.00
Jen Spears $50.00
Wendy Schuck $50.00
David Friedman $50.00
Samantha Burgin $40.00
Mirna Lord $40.00
julia Barwell $40.00
Francis King $35.00
Emily Bauer $26.20
Jerome Schneider $25.00
Robin A. $25.00
William Hooper $25.00
Linda and Steve Schiefelb... $25.00
Polly Baughman $25.00
Don Hattery $25.00
stephanie Hamington $25.00
Bridgitte (Pologar) Hokin... $25.00
Jaime Dickman $25.00
Princess Becky & Dan 2.0 $20.00
Toros Tickets $17.50
Araceli $15.00
Aluminum Cans $12.00
Asma Suhrwardy $10.00
Elsbeth Hoggatt  
Mark and Didi  
Mike Anderson & Pat Fahre...  
Steve & Sandy Perkins