Welcome to Lisa Wilson's Fundraising Page

Eight Riders, 3,000 Miles, One Purpose: Helping Raise Funds to End Blood Cancers
May 27, 2014



 

"Lisa, your grandfather has leukemia.”
 
Every five minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with blood cancer and hears the life-changing diagnosis that my family heard in 1990.  We lost him to the devastating disease three months later.  He was just 63.


When The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) was initially founded, a blood cancer diagnosis was almost always fatal. Thanks in large part to innovative research funded by LLS, survival rates have quadrupled for blood cancer patients – meaning so many families have not had to endure the tragic loss that my family did.


So you can understand my passion and commitment to LLS - the world’s leading charity organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. LLS's mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.


My personal commitment to LLS led me to be part of the 2012 Georgia Chain Gang, an 8-person cycling team that successfully completed Race Across America (RAAM) – covering 3,000 miles and 170,000 vertical feet of climbing in six days and raising almost $175,000 for LLS.  To all of my friends, family and colleagues who supported our efforts in 2012, THANK YOU!

 

 


I am honored to once again be taking on the challenge of RAAM – known as the world’s toughest bicycle race – as part of the 2014 Georgia Chain Gang … this time with the ambitious goal of raising more than $250,000 for LLS.  Starting on June 14th, we’ll race non-stop from Oceanside, CA to Annapolis, MD … all in the name of a cure.
 
THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN ... AND CAN HELP ME MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST BLOOD CANCERS.
 
I have a personal goal of raising more than $12,500 for the cause - and I hope you will make a tax-deductible donation in support of my efforts.


We are truly pedaling with a purpose – and I thank you in advance for your generosity and support!

- Lisa

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Supporter Comments

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    "Lisa-what a great cause and exciting ride across the country. Our thoughts have been with you and your family."
     

    Jennifer Mirgorod

    Tue Feb 04 12:46:45 EST 2014

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    "To one of the stongest women I know, go get 'em!"
     

    Heather Baldino

    Tue Mar 04 11:46:39 EST 2014

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    "Good luck in your fundraising and the race."
     

    Mark Antebi

    Tue Mar 11 11:46:47 EDT 2014

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    "Go Lisa! You rock girlfriend! "
     

    Amanda Fehr

    Wed Mar 12 10:02:43 EDT 2014

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    "Way to go Lisa!"
     

    Megan Rock

    Sun Mar 23 08:23:14 EDT 2014

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    "You remain amazing... Good luck & Godspeed!"
     

    MARY ANNE MELEAR

    Mon Mar 24 02:44:07 EDT 2014

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    "In memory of dear friends who have lost lives to cancer and in special memory to Lisa's sister. "
     

    Kathy and Jeff Hatala

    Sun Mar 30 08:27:09 EDT 2014

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    "Ride like the wind Lisa!!"
     

    Tom Baker

    Tue Apr 01 07:53:34 EDT 2014

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    "I survived AML (2003)and a stem cell transplant in 2004! LLS came alongside my family and me with financial support, moral support and of course, I benefited from receiving a newly developed treatment discovered and refined with LLS funding! Today, I lead my neighborhood LLS fundraising campaign (going on now) and am called occasionally as Peer Partner to encourage other AML patients. My prayers go with you for your safe and successful journey. His friend, Rick"
     

    Rick Ross

    Mon May 19 05:41:58 EDT 2014

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    "God speed Lisa, thank you for riding for a worthy cause!"
     

    Laura Rouse

    Wed May 28 11:51:53 EDT 2014

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    "We're so proud of you! Love from Dan, Heidi, Kevin, Jack and Will"
     

    Heidi Moriarty

    Tue Jun 03 08:00:51 EDT 2014

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    "You rock Lisa!"
     

    Karen Rowlette

    Thu Jun 19 03:36:43 EDT 2014

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    "Go Lisa, you are an inspiration!"
     

    Mary Smith

    Thu Jun 19 12:45:08 EDT 2014

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    "Ride girl!! "
     

    Pam Clemmons

    Tue Jun 17 07:24:34 EDT 2014

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    "$15 for the admission fee to the event on 5/20"
     

    Mike Haslam

    Tue May 20 03:07:47 EDT 2014

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    "Love you for doing this."
     

    Sene

    Sat May 10 06:03:06 EDT 2014

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    "Way to go my dear friend! May the wind be at your back! Love, Cathy and Nora"
     

    cathy boardman

    Tue Apr 22 11:01:31 EDT 2014

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    "So proud of you, you're amazing!!"
     

    kelly schiffer

    Wed Apr 02 11:57:09 EDT 2014

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    "Good luck Lisa!"
     

    Michael Howell

    Fri Mar 28 08:21:53 EDT 2014

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    "Go get 'em Lisa! Thanks for doing this!"
     

    Douglas Lindauer

    Fri Mar 21 11:05:42 EDT 2014

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    "Lisa, You are an incredibly strong women and this is such a great cause. You and your family have been in our thoughts and prayers. Lots of love sent your way. Shannon "
     

    Shannon Ponsell Parkerson

    Tue Feb 04 10:51:26 EST 2014

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    "Lisa - our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Thank you for continuing to put yourself out there to raise money for worthwhile causes like Leukemia/Lymphoma. We love you so much! Jules, Bob and the boys"
     

    Julie Eichenberg

    Tue Feb 04 10:14:32 EST 2014

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    "In memory of your grandfather and of your sister. Good luck and Godspeed!"
     

    The Lavenders

    Tue Feb 04 09:25:19 EST 2014

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    "You're a cycling maniac! Best of luck!"
     

    Megan Leahy

    Fri Jan 24 11:53:54 EST 2014

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    "Lisa! soooo proud of you & your team -such a worthy cause - be safe - have FUN and enjoy the ride....."
     

    carol booth

    Mon Jun 09 11:51:01 EDT 2014

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    "I'm so impressed! You GOOOOO Girl!!!"
     

    Molly Rose

    Tue May 20 01:25:45 EDT 2014

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    "Happy to donate! John Ellis, Annie Johnston and myself (Georgia McGuffey) are honored to come see the ONO band for the premiere/finale performance!"
     

    Georgia McGuffey

    Tue May 20 10:28:34 EDT 2014

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    "wishing you a safe journey Lisa! all the best."
     

    Scott Chalk

    Wed May 14 10:00:41 EDT 2014

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    "Lisa- Fantastic and very exciting challenge. I will be with you in spirit on your climbs. Good luck! "
     

    John Allario

    Sat Mar 22 10:30:10 EDT 2014

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $10,625.00 | Goal: $12,500.00
 
85 %

My Team

 
Team Total: $256,105.00 | Goal: $250,000.00

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In Memory of

My Grandfather, Bob Maxbauer

My Thanks To

Karen Rowlette  
Mary Smith  
Pam Clemmons  
Elizabeth Wright  
carol booth  
Mark Engemann  
Barbara Chandler  
Heidi Moriarty  
Laura Rouse  
Hothouse, Inc.  
Michael M  
Mike Haslam  
Blaine Haddigan  
Molly Rose  
Georgia McGuffey  
Rick Ross  
Cara & Mike Lunney  
Lance Hamm  
Scott Chalk  
Sene  
Scott Benson Company  
Kelly Ann Kingsfield  
Megan Melgaard  
cathy boardman  
A.M. Leverette  
Campbell Family Chiroprac...  
Sandra & Wayne Wilson  
Debra Dunlow  
Patricia Owens  
Thurman R. Paynter  
Michelle Allario  
Courtney Franz Adank  
Hank Steinbrecher  
PERRY JULIEN  
Steven Wertheim  
Janice H. Wilson  
Jennifer J. Iras  
kelly schiffer  
Tom Baker  
Kathy and Jeff Hatala  
Michael Howell  
MARY ANNE MELEAR  
Megan Rock  
John Allario  
Douglas Lindauer  
Amanda Fehr  
mark daker  
Mark Antebi  
Heather Baldino  
Jennifer Mirgorod  
Shannon Ponsell Parkerso...  
Julie Eichenberg  
The Lavenders  
Megan Leahy  
Woody Ramsey