Things are Only Impossible Until They're Not!

Things are Only Impossible Until They're Not!
May 28, 2009 by Robin Eiseman

Yes, I signed up to fundraise and train for an Olympic Distance Triathlon with Team in Training. This is my sixth year training and fundraising for TNT. The support of friends and family over the past 6 years has enabled me to complete a 2 Marathons (2004 & 2005), 2 Half Marathons (2006), and a 100-mile Century Ride (2008) with TNT! But most importantly your donations over the years have added up to over $25,000!!! Wow!!

I am asking you once again to support me in my training and fundraising . I have committed to raise $3300 this year by the end of the summer. Each donation helps accelerate cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma and brings hope to the patients and families who are on the front lines of the battle against these diseases.

Why do I do this? Lots of reasons, but most importantly in memory of my Uncle Eddie. Eddie died of Hodgkin Lymphoma only 2 years before I was born. In the late 60s, chances for survival were small, but now, Hodgkin Lymphoma is one of the most curable forms of cancer!

Your support does make a difference. Here are just a few advances that your donations to TNT have made since its inception in 1987:

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia:

  • 1987: Five-year survival was less than 55%.
  • 2007: With the use of the targeted drug Gleevec, five-year survival is 95%, with high quality of life.

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma:

  • 1987: Five-year survival was 52%.
  • 2007: Targeted drugs such as Rituxan have increased five-year survival to 63%, with dramatic improvements in patients quality of life.


  • 1987: Five-year survival was 12%.
  • 2007: Five-year survival has nearly tripled with the use of Revlamid and Velcade, with major increases in patients quality of life.

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission. You will receive a confirmation of your donation by email and I will be notified as soon as you make your donation.

I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Also, you can view my training log and progress on my blog:

Thanks for your support!

Robin :-)


Supporter Comments

    "My grandpa passed away from leukemia in 1998. I wanted to do the Team in Training, but w/ finishing grad school I had no time. You are an inspiration Robin!"

    Andrea Mules

    Wed Jul 01 09:46:58 EDT 2009

    "Robin, your awesome. Besides the cancer, you really inspire me toward healthy lifestyle. Ill be back in the US come august for Shosh Cohen's wedding, and will be through Philly probably the third or fourth week of the month. If your not training too hard maybe we can get together. Love, David"

    David Droz

    Wed Jul 01 01:07:32 EDT 2009

    "Thanks, Sam! "

    Robert Peckar

    Wed Feb 21 03:21:16 EST 2018

    "Good cause!"

    Robert Peckar

    Tue Feb 27 09:11:06 EST 2018

    "Good luck, Robin. Train hard, train easy and make this triathlon be your slave!"

    Bruce Diamond

    Mon Jul 20 02:04:26 EDT 2009

    "Special thanks to Mary and Paul, Stacy, Sarah, and Ailie for supporting the cupcake fundraiser in August!"

    Fri Sep 01 11:53:20 EDT 2017

    "Way to keep running (and welcome to the cult?)"

    Fri Sep 08 11:23:40 EDT 2017

    "TNT is so lucky to have you in our family! I'm so happy to know you, Melia!"

    Sat Sep 09 09:40:13 EDT 2017

    "Melia, Thank you so much for working so hard at raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ! Our donation is in Memory of my sister Dianne, who passed away in 1984 from CML. Our thoughts & prayers are with Jay. Love, Debbie & Steve"

    Thu Sep 28 10:27:02 EDT 2017

    "Thanks to Therese for supporting the cupcake fundraiser in September!"

    Fri Sep 29 08:00:59 EDT 2017

    "Thanks to October cupcake fundraiser supporters: Rachel, Tony, Amy, Tom, and Aaron!"

    Thu Nov 02 11:54:07 EDT 2017

    "Thank you to Kara C., Laura W., Scott O., Therese K., Tom S., Mike E., Sarah B., Diana D., Jay D., and Kathy D. for your cupcake orders in February! "

    Sun Feb 25 10:03:12 EST 2018

    "Keep up the good work. Ken and Roxy"

    Sun Mar 11 10:20:08 EDT 2018

    "Way to go Melisa!! Next up a full marathon right?! Congrats you are doing awesome and for a great cause! Ps super jealous you get to go to Oregon, on my bucket list! Best wishes on a healthy training season! "

    Mon Mar 12 01:45:16 EDT 2018

    "Thanks to Jane, Diane, D.J., Kara, Torie, Rachel, Tana, Marc, Charissa, Debra, and Kathy for your cupcake orders in March!"

    Sun Apr 01 08:54:09 EDT 2018

    "Thank you to Sue P., Christie C., Denise S., Tom S., Judy K., and Scott O. for your cupcake orders in April! "

    Sat Apr 28 02:21:24 EDT 2018

    "Hi Melia, I guess I won the Thank You cards, and I am very excited. If you could bring them to practice tomorrow, that would be awesome! "

    Thu May 03 04:54:11 EDT 2018

    "LLS/TNT Auction - Barley & Vine"

    Mon May 07 10:29:47 EDT 2018

    "LLS/TNT Auction"

    Mon May 07 12:56:47 EDT 2018

    "Thanks to those who bought Twins tickets benefiting LLS! Thanks Carmen, Sara, Craig, Adam, and Sulekha!"

    Mon Jun 04 06:48:21 EDT 2018

    "Thank you to Kathy, Jenny, Rachael and John, Therese, Susan, Don, Katie, Sarah H., Michelle, Virginia, Lisa, Ailie, and Adam for your June 2018 cupcake orders!"

    Tue Jun 05 09:10:46 EDT 2018

    "Keep up the amazing effort! You are awesome! "

    Sat Jun 16 12:32:42 EDT 2018

    "Have a great race!"

    Wed Jun 20 03:49:01 EDT 2018

    "Go Robin Go!"

    Richard and Cathy Glosser

    Sun Aug 23 09:49:30 EDT 2009

    "Good luck this weekend, don't overdo it!"

    Sherry Weller

    Thu Sep 10 11:10:22 EDT 2009

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,908.00 | Goal: $3,300.00
118 %

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In Memory of

Edwin Eiseman

My Thanks To

George Prussin $500.00
David Lipman $500.00
Howard Blatt $250.00
Karen Helf $200.00
William Rudolph $180.00
Alan Tapper $150.00
Steven Eiseman $100.00
Howard Eiseman $100.00
Steven Eiseman $100.00
Karl Sudakoff $100.00
Harold Greenspan $100.00
Stephen Coan $100.00
Stephen Dephoure $100.00
Steven Eiseman $100.00
Leon Lombardi $100.00
Robert Peckar $100.00
Deborah Riegel $100.00
Jeffrey Diamond $50.00
Richard and Cathy Glosser $50.00
Robert Black $50.00
Lynn Babicka $50.00
Bruce Diamond $50.00
Betty Black $50.00
Linda Greene $50.00
Jason Cox $50.00
Brian Diamond $50.00
Carolyn Edwards $50.00
Anjali Lichtenstein $50.00
Lynn Gutstein $50.00
jason weinstein $50.00
Tim Cohen $36.00
Cathy Droz $36.00
rachel alansky $36.00
Andrea Mules $35.00
Sherry Weller $25.00
Barbara Korns $25.00
Ellen Sosinski $25.00
Sydney Ossip $25.00
Hardik Savalia $25.00
Kathy and Hy Kleinman $25.00
David Droz $20.00
Lynn Eros $20.00
Renee Harrison $20.00
Joanne Dal Sasso