My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Nov 18, 2009 by Kimberly Williams

Racing to Save Lives

Hello my name is Kimberly Williams and welcome to my Team In Training home page.

Over the past 5 years I have participated in many Team in Training (TNT) events and raised money for The Leukemia &

Lymphoma Society (LLS). In 2010, I am doing it again by volunteering my time to coach a team to run the San Diego marathon and also running the Seattle marathon as a participant. I am pledging not only to run all those miles but to raise $4200 for LLS.

When I first became a member of TNT, I did not have a personal connection to anyone who had been diagnosed with a blood cancer. However in 2009 that all changed when my husband's grandfather was diagnosed with Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML). Grover Cleveland Croft from Summerville, SC was in very good health until early 2009 when he was diagnosed with CMML. This is a rare form of leukemia that currently does not have many treatments options. It occurs mostly in the elderly and children younger than 6. We lost Granddaddy in September of 2009.

I am dedicating this race in Seattle to Grover Croft. My hope is that with the continued efforts of TNT and LLS a cure for blood cancers will be found so that none of the granddaddys, grandmamas, children and loved ones in our lives are lost or impacted by a blood cancer.

A marathon is 26.2 miles. That is a long way to run so you have to train for months to be ready to cover that distance. I am ready to train and run those miles and I am ready to beat blood cancers. Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission.

So we have 10 more weeks until the San Diego marathon and 13 more weeks until the Seattle marathon. The weekly mileage is getting longer and I am feeling great.

I still need your help with reaching my fundraising goal. Any donation is greatly appreciated. If you live in the Atlanta area mark you calendars for May 15th for a great party and black jack tournament at our house all to benefit my fundraising.

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



Supporter Comments

    "Good luck, Kimberly, great to hear from you."

    Karen Fleming

    Tue Mar 09 11:18:34 EST 2010

    "have a good run! i hope that it's mostly downhill ;- )"


    Sun May 23 03:55:38 EDT 2010

    "Go Kimberly!!!"

    Melissa Garvin

    Tue Jun 01 09:04:30 EDT 2010

    "Good luck Kimberly! I know you will do great!"

    Suni Carroll

    Thu Feb 11 05:46:25 EST 2010

    "Go Kimberly Go!"

    Sally Last

    Wed May 19 10:24:03 EDT 2010

    "Kimberly, so proud of you and all the work you do for TNT. They are a lucky organization to have you on their team! Good luck in San Diego!!"

    Jessica Gibson

    Sun May 16 09:52:29 EDT 2010

    "You go, girl!"

    Amy Roberts

    Fri May 14 08:44:42 EDT 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,026.33 | Goal: $4,200.00
72 %

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We are sorry donations are no longer being accepted for this participant for this event.

My Thanks To

Sally Last $375.00
kenneth williams $255.00
Keith Michelfelder $250.00
Daniel Brennan $200.00
Jessica Gibson $200.00
Ryan Bledsoe $175.00
terry alexander $125.00
Juanita Ellis $100.00
Eric French $100.00
Mike Cochran $100.00
Kelly O'Brien $50.00
Jerry Jovanovich $50.00
Mark Gibson $50.00
Amy Dunn $50.00
Karen Fleming $50.00
Suni Carroll $50.00
Charlene Janiszewski $50.00
Amy Thiel $25.00
Melissa Garvin $25.00
FredtheWhale $25.00
Amy Dunn $25.00
Tushar Thrivikraman $25.00
Amy Roberts $25.00
Sandy Peters $25.00
Becky Hardesty $25.00
Pandian Subramanian $25.00
Haley Riccardi $25.00
Angela Jones $25.00
Tammie Taylor $25.00
Andrew King $25.00
Roberta Mitchum $20.00
Kathy Shaw $20.00
Nassick Fitness $15.00
NCAA Bracket $15.00
Natosha Wallace $15.00
Roberta Mitchum $10.00
Big Peach Running Co. $5.00