My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Mar 08, 2010 by Elsbeth Hoggatt

Running to Save Lives

4/17- Ran 16 miles with the team and had hills thrown in. Our coach wasn't trying to be mean, but rather prepare us for the hills on the course in San Diego. It was a long and tough 16, but I finished! I'm really looking forward to race day and the trip in general. Beaches and Balboa, here I come!

Welcome to my NEW Team In Training home page.

Okay, so this time it's SAN DIEGO! Balboa Park, Mission Bay, PetCo Park, Gaslamp Quarter, Downtown, Fiesta Island, SEA WORLD FINISH LINE!!!

As you know, for the last two years, I've been with Team in Training, participating in marathons to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society- to honor those who have won or lost their battles with blood cancer.

But I also raise money for Patient Services for people who are currently fighting these NASTY diseases. Your donation could provide a patient transportation to their chemo treatment sessions, or a place for their family to stay if they are being treated out of town. It could pay their insurance copays, or could pay for their treatment outright if they are not fortunate enough to have health insurance. And now, more than ever, they really need your help.

I know I tell this story a lot, but it is the perfect snapshot of WHY I continue to fundraise: while I was running the marathon in Las Vegas (in my Team jersey), a man passed me, turned around, and as he shook my hand he said "I have Leukemia, thank you so much for what you do". Along with the tears, all I could choke out was "I do this for you. I run for you".

To have a complete stranger come up and let you know that they have been helped by your efforts- and that their life may be a bit better because of gives me goosebumps. It also makes my determination that much stronger.

And what I do is an extension of YOU- YOUR money gives hope to those patients and I am fortunate to represent the LLS because of your generosity.

I hope you will visit my web site often.

Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your



Supporter Comments

    "Best wishes for a great run!"

    Rachel Clement

    Sun Apr 04 08:29:36 EDT 2010

    "Kick some asphalt in SD!"

    Jennifer Wellborn

    Sat May 29 12:03:27 EDT 2010

    "Just loving the shoe sachets! Run Elsbeth Run!"

    Lil' T

    Fri May 07 12:56:40 EDT 2010

    "Go Elsbeth, Again. You are great!"

    Coach Rick

    Wed Apr 07 10:58:33 EDT 2010

    "GO Elsbeth!!! You rock - AGAIN! Please run for my brother Charlie and ME!!!!! GO TEAM!"

    Cathy Woods

    Fri Apr 02 10:26:44 EDT 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,475.00 | Goal: $3,270.00
76 %

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In Memory of

Bill Hoggatt and Ralph Smith

My Thanks To

Betty Citrin  
Elsbeth Hoggatt  
Kathryn Hoggatt  
Family Vision Source  
Kari Warner  
Jennifer Wellborn  
Coach Rick  
Lil' T  
Virginia MacBride  
Barbara Smith  
Phyllis Russell  
Linda Karl Caldwell  
Sylvia Garland  
Annabel Ratley  
Jonathan Fenton  
Jean Marsalla  
Neal & Alyce Grissom  
Daniel Zupancic  
J Healam  
Herbert Stevenson Ashton  
Tim Ingraham  
Laura Pendleton-Miller  
Kathleen Hudson  
Terry Flores  
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mom & dad  
Kimberly Feinman  
Melynda Broomfield  
Coach Rick  
Rachel Clement  
Craig McGee  
Cathy Woods