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Racing to Save Lives
Sep 10, 2010 by Jennifer Wellborn

(that's me - bottom row, middle, just after finishing in 2009)

Racing to Save Lives

For the third year in a row, I am racing to save lives and find a cure for blood cancers as a member of Team In Training! Again 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!

Every dollar counts:

$32.00=Prescription for anti-nausea medicine

$54.00= One week of low grade chemotherapy

$75.00= Screening for bone marrow donor

$100.00= Monthly blood analysis

$200.00= Blood transfusion

$500.00=Blood chromosome analysis

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. 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.

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!


Supporter Comments

    "You go girl!!"

    Jessica P.

    Mon Aug 09 07:30:38 EDT 2010

    "Good luck Jennifer! "

    Michelle Maher

    Wed Jun 30 01:13:53 EDT 2010

    "I found your blog thru SMS, and what a great thing you are doing. My friend did the same race, but in Hawaii a few years back. You are doing a great thing!"

    Amy Kane

    Tue May 18 03:59:11 EDT 2010

    "We are so proud of you!"

    Linda and Steve Schiefelbein

    Sat Jul 03 04:55:37 EDT 2010

    "My Mom beat Thyroid cancer and Lymphoma last year. This is for all those other people who fight!"

    Mollie Fickas

    Tue Aug 17 12:55:21 EDT 2010

    "Thanks for the shorts!"

    Amy Knecht

    Wed Sep 01 05:18:13 EDT 2010

    "Thanks for the clothes - this is proof that i can shop anywhere. GO TEAM - You are an inspiration - Lisa Reeves (TNT Triteam Nations and Bluewater)"

    Lisa Reeves

    Fri Sep 03 10:31:19 EDT 2010

    "Thanks for the koozie and the tank top! "

    Elsbeth Hoggatt

    Fri Sep 03 12:35:54 EDT 2010

    "Tesla Says - Woof Woof....that means "Thank You!" in dog talk."

    Rick Karl

    Fri Sep 24 10:31:44 EDT 2010

    "Thanks for the pink shirt!"

    Katie Cake

    Mon Sep 06 02:09:42 EDT 2010

    "Hey Jen, Hopefully I can win one of your quilts! they are so pretty. Thanks. "


    Mon Jul 19 07:02:58 EDT 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,286.75 | Goal: $3,500.00
65 %

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

In Honor of

Lorraine Anderson & many others

My Thanks To

Yard Sale $265.75
Linda and Steve Schiefelb... $250.00
Norman Sainty $150.00
Paul Cors $150.00
Mark and Didi $100.00
Tracey Hayes $100.00
Thomas Robins $100.00
Sandra Perkins $100.00
Shari van der Grijn $100.00
Rick Karl $60.00
Toros Taste for a Cure $60.00
David Friedman MD $50.00
Mike A. & Pat F. $50.00
Stephanie Hamington $50.00
Jackie Earnhart $50.00
Proceeds from quilt sale $50.00
Lisa Whitehead $40.00
Lisa Reeves $40.00
Matt Martin $35.00
Katie Cake $30.00
Maren Oates $30.00
Emily Goodell $25.00
R P Caraballo $25.00
Christine Jacobs-Donoghue $25.00
Darci Slaten $25.00
Wendy Schuck $25.00
Pollyl Baughman $25.00
Michelle Gallego $25.00
Michelle Maher $25.00
Michelle Black $20.00
Elsbeth Hoggatt $20.00
Erica Murray $20.00
Araceli $20.00
Amy Kane $20.00
Danelle Collier $15.00
Tom Tatro $15.00
Gadabout Salon & Spa $15.00
Amy Knecht $10.00
Kari Warner $10.00
Mollie Fickas $10.00
Tracey Jacobsen $10.00
Janet Friedrich $10.00
Hayley Gibbons $10.00
Connie Olivas $6.00
Katie Cake $5.00
Jessica P.