My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Nov 03, 2009 by Mallory Chandler

"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!" ~Dr. Seuss

Well, I'm at it again. Except this time, I'm ready for a new challenge. I will be running my first ever full-marathon on April 24, 2010. Now this may seem like any old normal day, but for me it's not. It's my 7 year off-chemo anniversary! I can't think of a better way to celebrate than raising money and running with my best friends!

Unfortunately though, this year, we lost another child to this horrible disease. My friend Tucker, whom I met when I was on chemo and he was on chemo for bone cancer, passed away at the age of 9. Leukemia came into his body even after he had battled another type of cancer. However, it never took away his spirit.

Jim Valvano once said "Cancer can take away all my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart and it cannot touch my soul."

For a while, cancer took away my ability to run, but it never defeated my will to continue, and it never defeated Tucker's mind, heart, and soul either.

My job as a survivor is to continue on the spirit of those who have passed. If telling my story and running races is how I can do it, then let's keep running.

I hope you will give to a great cause. Check back for periodic updates as I plan to push my body to places it's never been before.

Mal :)

January 5, 2010 update:

I made it through Christmas and a fought off a case of bronchitis. I'm still coughing, but getting better each day. Training is going extremely well and miles are about to amp up! I can't wait to get into my long runs and go further than I ever have before!

I'm adding a new person to run my race in memory of. His name is William Kirwan and he is the father of one of my co-workers. He passed away on December 30th after a long battle with cancer. He donated to my first run in 2008. Mr. Kirwan fought until the very end and never gave up.


Supporter Comments

    "Don't give up. Don't ever give up. You can do it sis!"

    Jim Osterman

    Mon Dec 14 11:10:10 EST 2009

    "We Love You.. RUN MAL RUN!!! "

    Cindy & Lindsey Tullos

    Mon Jan 18 09:33:49 EST 2010

    "I am so proud of you! You are gonna ROCK the course! "

    Lori Rasmussen

    Fri Jan 08 03:24:51 EST 2010

    "Go, Mallory ! Thanks to Lori for sending me to your website !"

    Laura Hudlow

    Fri Jan 08 01:31:29 EST 2010

    "See you in Nashville!! GO TEAM!!"

    Bruce Scruggs

    Fri Jan 08 01:19:55 EST 2010

    "Keep runnin' because you can, Mal!! Kill that 26.2!"

    Patrick Kicker

    Wed Dec 30 09:25:12 EST 2009

    "just happy to do anything to help"

    van temple

    Sat Jan 23 02:28:49 EST 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $4,118.50 | Goal: $3,820.00
108 %

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In Memory of

Todd, Chip, Tucker and William Kirwan

My Thanks To

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Leissa Hill  
Peggy Rollins  
Don Chittam  
Patricia Cox  
Ryan McIver  
Chris Porter  
Dan Nelson  
Curtis Chandler  
James Melton  
Steven Leach, DMD PC  
Susie Chandler  
Jim Early  
Marguerite Hill  
Margaret Bailey  
Gloria Brown  
Susan Whitlock  
Cody McCormack  
Gail Jones Mtichell  
Gail Jones Mtichell  
Debra McCormack  
van temple  
Dwight Morrison  
Lauren & Nate Duncan  
Bruce Scruggs  
Shannon and Mike Wells an...  
Joseph Melton  
Cindy & Lindsey Tullos  
tom austin  
Kirsten Anderson  
Mallory Chandler  
Camille Michelakos  
Terri Harmon  
Karen Williams  
Ashwani Saigal  
Lori Rasmussen  
Bonnie Gartley  
John David and Lucy White  
Laura Hudlow  
Bruce Scruggs  
Larry Veasey  
Lynn Kahn  
Joseph Rowell  
Ross Kirwan  
Patrick Kicker  
Tom Salter  
Jim Osterman  
Janis Weems