Katie's Team in Training Site

Katie's Team in Training Site
Feb 01, 2010 by Katie Cyphers

Racing to Save Lives

Welcome to Katie Cyphers Team In Training home page, in honor of Jessica Shrader.

I'm training to participate in the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am completing this event in honor of Jessica Shrader and 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 am running in honor of Jessica Shrader, age 22. She was recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Jessica is originally from Cordova, Tennessee, where her family still resides. In May of 2009, Jessica graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Finance and moved to Boston for work. While in college, she participated in the Phi Mu sorority.

Knowing something was not right with her body, Jessica went to the doctor and had some blood work done. This is when she received her diagnosis of ALL. Shortly thereafter she entered the hospital and began chemotherapy on January 22. She receives her chemotherapy via lumbar puncture in her spinal cord. The first phase of her chemotherapy is set to last until February 23 if all goes as planned. So far, the treatment has taken well with her body. She has had no serious adverse reactions. Doctors have told her that this particular illness is highly curable. She has been very active, is eating a lot, and one doctor jokingly asked "where the girl going through chemo was" when he came in to meet Jessica. In anticipation of losing her hair, Jessica donated it to locks of love and still looks as beautiful as ever!!! Please keep Jessica, her family and friends in your prayers.

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission. With your support we will find a cure!

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



Supporter Comments

    "This time last year you were on crutches due to a knee injury... and today you are signing up to run a 1/2 marathon - I like your style."

    Reinhardt Cyphers

    Mon Feb 01 02:42:37 EST 2010

    "Katieroo, I am very proud of you. NDIL, Dad"

    Tom & Beverly Cyphers

    Tue Feb 02 12:34:53 EST 2010

    "Wahoo! Next stop. . .the Olympics!"

    Lauryn Prattes

    Wed Feb 03 04:48:43 EST 2010

    "Fabulous effort. I'm proud of you."


    Sun Feb 07 11:57:10 EST 2010

    "Katie: As you may know, I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2004. I am in a complete remission. Thank you for raising money for this great organization. Gail"

    Gail Dalton

    Thu Feb 18 06:25:40 EST 2010

    "Wishing you a great run for this worthy cause!!"

    Marjorie Knipp

    Tue Mar 09 10:56:09 EST 2010

    "Katie, Best of luck, this will be a wonderful memorable experience for you. I have run 5 TNT races and felt so much energy for raising funds for such a good cause. I hope your friend has continued success in her battle with cancer. Love you. Christine"

    Christine Cyphers

    Wed Mar 10 04:33:57 EST 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,035.33 | Goal: $2,900.00
105 %

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In Honor of

Jessica Schrader

My Thanks To

Alis Albritton  
Jenifer Amos  
Jim Pennebaker  
Ann Kornblet  
Brian Allardice  
Joy Roth  
Jule Hamrick  
Carly Wimbs  
Thomas Cyphers  
Gail Dalton  
Lauren Leverette  
Thomas Cyphers  
Brent Allain  
Dr Richard Ingram  
Mr Ralph Howard Jr  
Amber Brantley  
Ashley Hayes  
Edward Schlitt  
Jim Pennebaker  
Lauren Wimbs  
Chris Wimbs  
John Pennebaker  
George Prattes  
Jennifer Volpe  
Joanie Metzger  
Clifton Kersey  
Michael Harn  
Christine Cyphers  
Marjorie Knipp  
Philip Piper  
Gail Dalton  
Laura Burdine  
Emily Blaiss  
Ryan Stonebrook  
John Morrissey  
Ruby Eickhoff  
Nikki Burdine  
george prattes  
Lauryn Prattes  
James Wharton  
Judy Wimbs  
Tom & Beverly Cyphers  
Matthew Norris  
Ernie Florence  
Shirley Pennebaker  
Sondra wimbs  
Larry Sisson  
Patricia Cunningham  
Reinhardt Cyphers