Funding a Cure - One Step, One Dollar at a Time

A Tale of Two Heroes
Apr 01, 2013 by Janet Johnson

Blogs for both Vanessa and Sam have been updated over the weekend, and I want to share their reports with you.

Vanessa is now 60 days post-transplant (bone marrow transplant as part of her treatment plan for ALL), and test results from last week have been very encouraging. She is feeling better and has gotten out of the house a few times. As her immune system is still compromised, she will be spending most of her time at home over the next several months. Her positive outlook is inspiring. Click here to read her journal.

Sam's recent report was not good news. Test results on Friday indicate that his leukemia has relapsed. While he was able to be home for the weekend, he will be returning to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin today (April 1) to begin the next phase of his treatment. At this time, it appears that a bone marrow transplant will be part of the plan. Fortunately, perfectly matched donors have already been identified within Sam's family. Still, the news and the renewed uncertainty have, understandably, been devastating for Sam, his family, and their network of supporters. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Click here to visit the Superman Sam blog for updates.

Please keep in mind that Sam and Vanessa are only two of the thousands of individuals who are currently fighting a blood-related cancer. Their daily trials, celebrations, disappointments, and developments are repeated over and over throughout the world. It is the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Your donation to the LLS will enable the continued funding of research resulting in the development of more effective, less toxic therapies and improved outcomes for patients. In addition, the LLS provides financial, emotional, and educational support to patients and their families as they navigate their journey.

Thanks to the tremendous support of so many, the $15,000 goal is within reach. It is simple to make a secure online donation by clicking on the DONATE NOW button to the right. I invite you to pass along the link to this web page to anyone who may be interested in supporting this cause. No donation is too large or too small. Together, we are saving lives, one mile at a time.

Go, Team!!

Bib numbers and butterflies
Mar 15, 2013 by Janet Johnson

April 15 - one month from today! This is when the reality of the event begins to hit home. I received an e-mail this week from the Boston Athletic Association, announcing that bib numbers have been assigned to all registered participants. Below is the information provided on their web site (

I guess this means I'm really going to do this, and I get that jittery, nervous feeling inside if I think too much about it!! Just one more 20-miler to go (got in my 16 miles yesterday afternoon), then the taper, the GO! St. Louis half marathon (April 7), and the travel to Boston.

Below are photos of the back bib and ribbons I'll be wearing at my upcoming events:

I'll be doing a test run at the St. Patrick's Day race tomorrow morning to see if I need to make any adjustments before the longer events.

One month from now, the 117th running of the Boston Marathon will be finished. While there will be much celebration for the completion of the physical challenges of the event, we will also be celebrating the fundraising results achieved by Team In Training participants. I am anxious to learn the total donations that have been raised for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society this season by those who are participating in the Boston Marathon.

As we head into the final weeks of the season, I want to thank everyone who has so generously donated in response to my requests. Together, we have raised in excess of $13,700, only $1,300 short of my new goal of $15,000! I will be doing some FUNdraising at the St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown St. Louis tomorrow (following the annual 5-mile St. Patrick's Day run) and at the pep rally preceding the Cardinals' home opener on April 8. If you have been waiting to make a donation, now is the time to act! If you would like to make an additional gift, remember that each dollar goes 100% to the mission of the LLS (and is tax-deductible!). Matching gifts offered by many employers can multiply the impact of your personal gift. Donations will continue to be posted to this web page through April 15 (possibly later). The $15,000 mark is quite reachable. If we break this down (the $1,300 needed), we can accomplish this in a number of ways:

13 donations of $100 each = $1,300


26 donations of $50 each = $1,300


50 donations of $26 each = $1,300


100 donations of $13 each = $1,300

You get the idea! Each of us has the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a cancer patient. Will you take advantage of this opportunity and make a gift TODAY? I'm starting us off with a $100 donation this afternoon. Who will join me in this effort?

Together, we're saving lives, one mile at a time. Thank you for your partnership!

Go, Team!!

New milestones
Feb 27, 2013 by Janet Johnson

It's time for another update and a quick review of what has been accomplished:

Superman Sam has continued to prosper and is enjoying his place as the 7-year-old in his family. If you don't recognize him, Sam is the Tinman, along with Dorothy (his sister, Yael), the Lion (his brother, David), and his younger brother Solly, who wasn't interested in donning a costume.

Vanessa has received her bone marrow transplant and, following some pretty rough days, is feeling much better. Her bloodwork results indicate that her body is responding well to the procedure, and she is expecting to be released from the hospital this week!

Thanks to the advances in treatments for leukemia, both Sammy and Vanessa are expected to thrive. The donations that you have made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will help to ensure that such advances will continue to be developed and that patients like Sam and Vanessa will be declared "cured" as they reach the milestone of five years cancer-free!

Speaking of donations, you may notice that your generosity has pushed the fundraising total for this season over $11,000. I have even better news: I received a call this week from a friend/former teammate/cancer survivor, telling me that she has received a donation from her employer (Enterprise) that she would like to direct toward my account. This donation (not yet posted) will raise the total to more than $12,000! I am overwhelmed at the outpouring of support that has been shown and am grateful for every dollar received. On behalf of the LLS and the patients/families that they serve, I offer my heartfelt thanks.

Training is continuing to go well, with minimal negative consequences. Sure, I'm a bit sore following my long runs (we've now reached 18 miles for the long run and will increase to 20 in the next week or so), but there have been no major setbacks. I'm fortunate to have two good friends also training for Boston, so we've been covering a lot of our longer miles together.

With 47 days until the Boston Marathon, there is still time to help support the LLS through my TNT fundraising efforts. An online donation via credit/debit card is a very simple process - simply click on the DONATE NOW button on the right and follow the instructions. Donations by check (payable to the LLS) can be mailed to me at the following address:

Janet Johnson

2595 Pheasant Run Drive

Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Don't forget to check with your employer to find out if they have a matching gift program, which could multiply the impact of your personal gift. If you have any questions about your donation, matching gifts, how the money is spent, etc., please contact me at

THANK YOU for your tremendous support!

Super Sunday - a timeout for thanks
Feb 03, 2013 by Janet Johnson

While much of the media attention today is focused on the activities surrounding the Super Bowl in New Orleans, someone who prefers to remain Anonymous has taken the opportunity to accelerate the fight against blood-related cancers by making a donation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through this web page. THANK YOU!

Over the last couple of weeks, I have received many encouraging remarks and congratulations on the level of fundraising that I have achieved this season. I want to be sure that everyone is aware that this has been a tremendous TEAM EFFORT. Yes, I have sent out dozens of letters and hundreds of e-mails, asking for support. But, without the extremely generous donations of more than 100 individuals and organizations, this level of success would not be possible. In only the last two weeks, more than $1,000 in new donations have been received and posted to my account. I am grateful for the support of each of you.

As a result of years of research and trials, bone marrow transplants have become one of the therapies for fighting cancers. I'm happy to report that my friend and honored hero, Vanessa, has just undergone a bone marrow transplant with the goal of eliminating future threats of a recurrence of cancer. While her journey has not always been pleasant or comfortable, Vanessa has maintained a positive, kick-butt attitude and posted her most recent update on her CaringBridge journal just a few days ago. Please keep Vanessa, her family, and her medical providers in your thoughts and prayers as she continues her recovery. Go, Vanessa!

No news recently from Sam and his family, which I interpret as the BEST news! Seems that Sammy is working hard at being a first grader and just one of the kids at home. I'm hopeful that his test results will continue to indicate a victory over leukemia. Way to go, Superman Sam!

With ten weeks until the Boston Marathon, I'm confident that we can reach the goal of raising $12,000 for the LLS. If you've been waiting for the right time to join our campaign, today is the right time! See the LLS web site for more information on how your gift is helping to save lives.

Race Bibs and Breakfast
Jan 19, 2013 by Janet Johnson

This was no ordinary Saturday morning in Imperial, MO. Today was the day of the 2nd annual Eggs & Bacon 5K run to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Mike Harp, a TNT alumnus from the 2012 GO! St. Louis marathon team, hosted a run last year as part of his FUNdraising efforts. The free event (donations welcome) features a 5K run on Old Highway 21 followed by a breakfast of bacon, egg, & cheese biscuits (eggs are provided by the Harp family's chickens!). We had 18 runners this morning. The overall male winner was crazy-fast, finishing in 20:00! The overall female winners were a pair of high school cross country runners, out for a fun run in their offseason.

Everyone finished in good spirits and was rewarded with a wonderful breakfast. Thanks to the generosity of all the runners and the Harp family (including Mike's parents and children who helped make the event a success), we raised over $400 to help in the fight against blood cancers! This event has pushed the total donations for this season over the $10,000 mark! Thank you to all who have contributed to this effort! Go, Team!!

2013 - a time for celebration
Jan 08, 2013 by Janet Johnson

As we look back on the events of 2012, some may say they'd like to forget about many of those days. I'm certain that Sam and Vanessa (and their families) would have preferred not to be diagnosed with leukemia and endured the treatments that have put them in remission. Beginning the new year, I am choosing to view this as an opportunity to celebrate the victories that have been achieved through those treatments and anticipate the joy of living that can be found if we earnestly search for it. Even in times of darkness, we have the choice of responding with despair or hope. I am choosing hope.

Through the generous gifts of donors, via Team In Training, Light the Night, School & Youth Programs, Man & Woman of the Year, as well as their other programs, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has been able to provide funding for numerous research projects over the past several decades. As a result of this research, many treatments and pharmaceuticals have been developed for blood cancer patients. Even more impressive is the fact that a number of the treatments that have been identified for blood cancers are also effective for the treatment of other types of cancer. You can read about research successes by clicking here.

This weekend I will be traveling to Orlando with the Gateway TNT participants for the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend. I have been an assistant coach for this team over the past four months - it's time to celebrate their hard work in training and FUNdraising (over $100,000 for the Gateway team!) as they complete their events in the warmth of the Florida winter!

I would like to express my gratitude for every donation that has been made in support of my fundraising efforts through Team In Training. At this time I have reached over 90% of my initial goal of $10,000, and I anticipate that, with your generous gifts, we will exceed that amount. I will raise the bar and post a new goal of $12,000. You should know that I am covering all of my own expenses for the Boston Marathon (race entry, travel, lodging, etc.), so EVERY DOLLAR that is raised goes directly to the mission of the LLS: cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Thank you for your partnership with me in this effort.

I pray that 2013 will be the year that we can celebrate the development of a cure for cancer. Go, Team!

Post-treatment reports
Dec 10, 2012 by Janet Johnson

News is coming in from both Sam and Vanessa:

Sam has been back at home in Chicago since November 2. Here's a glimpse of how he's been doing:

Yep, that's our little Sammy, literally climbing the walls at home! With energy like that, I'm encouraged that the treatments have been well-tolerated. Last week, he had his first off-treatment check-up, and his mom reports that the lab results are GOOD!

Vanessa has also been at home much of the time in the past month, able to celebrate Thanksgiving with her family. She was back in the hospital for another round of treatment November 23-28, but is back home again. There was some disappointing news that her sister, Val, is not a match for a bone marrow transplant, so Vanessa will be placed on the list for an unrelated donor. Hopefully a match will be identified soon so that a transplant can be completed early in 2013. This is a reminder that we can all play a role in saving lives by becoming a bone marrow donor. It's easy to register. Read more about the National Marrow Donor Program by clicking here.

On the fundraising front, I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has responded so generously to my initial request for support. Dozens of individuals have chosen to partner with me as we race to save lives, one mile at a time. For those of you who have considered a gift but have not yet made one, it's not too late. Donations made by December 31 may be deductible for your 2012 income taxes, but you may choose to wait until the new year. Don't forget to check with your employer about the availability of a matching gift to multiply the impact of your personal donation.

Training is going well. I have been conservative and keeping my mileage relatively low in order to reduce the risk of injury. Within the next several weeks, the long runs will begin to increase to prepare for the 26.2-mile adventure that awaits in Boston.

Thanks for joining me on this journey - be sure to check back for additional updates.

Honoree updates 11/18/2012
Nov 18, 2012 by Janet Johnson

In the update of the Superman Sam blog on Friday, his mom reported the results of recent testing:

Sam is fully in remission.

His treatment is complete.

The treatments have successfully treated his leukemia, and the Sommer family is reunited in their Chicago area home. While Sam will need to return to the clinic for periodic exams, no further treatments are scheduled.

Additional good news has been reported by Vanessa: she was declared to be in remission and was released from the hospital to go home last Sunday! She and her husband had recently purchased a house, but Vanessa was hospitalized at the time of the move.

Thanks to the advances in treatments for leukemia, both Sam and Vanessa are excited to be returning home from their medical centers. During their hospital stays, each of them has met other patients who are still hoping for a similar positive outcome - I will continue to work toward the mission of the LLS while children and adults continue to receive medical care for blood-related cancers.

Thank you to all who have responded to my request for donations! In the past two weeks, over $2,000 has been received (donations received by mail have not yet been posted to the web site) and additional pledges have been made. I'm confident that, with your generous support, the initial goal of $10,000 will be met!

I am currently helping to coach the Gateway TNT team for the Walt Disney World marathon weekend (January 12-13), so I'm maintaining a solid fitness base. I don't plan to significiantly increase my weekly mileage until after the Disney event. Check back for future updates on fundraising, training, and our honored heroes!

Nessy, the fighter
Nov 13, 2012 by Janet Johnson

I recently received an e-mail message from one of my teammates from the 2012 go! St. Louis marathon team. I first met Vanessa (Nessy) while we were doing a group FUNdraising drive before a Rams football game. It was cold and wet, but Nessy is energetic, outgoing, and an enthusiastic supporter of the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We had a great time interacting with the tailgating Rams fans, and Vanessa was hooked!

She went on to exceed her fundraising commitment and she completed her first half marathon on April 15, 2012.

Immediately following the event weekend, Vanessa and her husband moved from Southern Illinois to Wisconsin. In her e-mail last week, she brought me up to date on her relocation, her new job, house, etc. She also delivered some disturbing news: she has recently been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Nessy is now in her second round of chemotherapy, and all indications are that the treatments have been effective. You can read more about her journey on her CaringBridge web site.

Cancer does not discriminate - it affects the young, the...not so young; the active and sedentary; those with family history of cancer and those with no apparent risk factors....

I hope you will join with me in this important effort to fund researchers whose goal it is to put an end to these diseases. Thank you to everyone who has responded to my request with donations and words of encouragement. Together, we're part of something much bigger than any of us could do as individuals. That's the reason I'm part of TEAM In Training.

Nov 13, 2012

On April 15, 2013, I will have the opportunity to participate in the 117th running of the legendary Boston Marathon. For many long-distance runners, qualifying for and being accepted as a registrant for the Boston Marathon is a long-time goal. I have been fortunate in my relatively short running career to accomplish this goal.

In April 2008, I ran my first half marathon as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training (TNT) program. While training for such an endurance event required dedication, the most significant aspect of the season was the effort to raise funds to help in the battle against blood-related cancers. Since 2008, I have continued my involvement with TNT, having now completed four half marathons, two full marathons, two century (100-mile) cycling events, and a half-Ironman triathlon as a participant. My husband, Mark, and our daughter, Jessica, have completed another five events. With the generosity of numerous individuals and corporate sponsors, we have been able to fundraise over $44,000 for the Gateway Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

The current TNT campaign is significant in two important ways: this will be my tenth TNT event as a fundraising participant, and 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of the TNT program. Since its inception in 1988, TNT has trained over half a million runners, walkers, cyclists, triathletes and hikers, and those participants have raised more than $1.3 billion to fund lifesaving cancer research and provide patient services.

While my family has been fortunate not to have faced a battle against cancer, we have all known of individuals and families who have been personally affected. One such individual, and my personal motivation for this undertaking, is six-year-old Sam, a first grader at Oak Terrace Elementary School in Highwood, IL. His older brother, David, is a student in my daughter, Beth’s, classroom. Sam was diagnosed in June with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and is wrapping up his fourth round of intensive chemotherapy. Due to the advances made through research, much of which has been funded by the LLS, Sam’s prognosis is much brighter than it was for a child diagnosed with AML even a few years ago. You can read more about Sam, his family, and their journey through a touching blog that his parents have been maintaining:

Sam was able to be home to celebrate his seventh birthday on November 8.

I invite you to join me on this quest to put an end to blood-related cancers. Your tax-deductible donation to the LLS will have a direct impact on those who are currently undergoing a plan of treatment by helping to provide patient services. In addition, you will be funding research into improved therapies to benefit those who will be diagnosed in the future.

You may make a donation by check (payable to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society) and return it to me at the following address:

Janet Johnson

2595 Pheasant Run Drive

Maryland Heights, MO 63043

If your or your spouse's employer offers matching donations, you can multiply the impact of your personal donation by including the company matching gift form (generally available through the human resources department) with your donation. If you prefer, you may make an online donation by credit card by clicking on the DONATE NOW button to the right. Donations should be made by March 1, 2013, but a donation by December 31 will provide you with an opportunity for a tax deduction on your 2012 federal income taxes. You can also follow my progress in training and fundraising by revisiting this web page as I will post updates throughout the season. If your donation is in honor of or in memory of someone afflicted with a blood cancer, please send me their name(s). I would be honored to train, fundraise, and race on their behalf and I will wear ribbons during the marathon bearing the names of each of these honorees.

Since this season culminates in my tenth TNT event and running the Boston Marathon, I have set a personal goal of raising $10,000 for the LLS during this campaign. Your assistance in reaching, and hopefully exceeding, this goal is crucial. I encourage you to make a donation today and to pass along this invitation to your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. This is a very special opportunity to make a difference for Superman Sam and his family. I hope that you will join me in this effort. Thank you in advance for your generous support.


Supporter Comments

    "Go Team!"

    Angeline DeiSanti

    Tue Jan 01 04:06:46 EST 2013

    "Go Janet!!"


    Mon Dec 10 06:09:37 EST 2012

    "Janet, Good luck I will be there in spirit supporting you but I will really be in my office doing last minute tax returns. Thanks for all you do. And have fun in Boston. Jenifer Boul"

    Jenifer Boul

    Wed Nov 28 06:31:15 EST 2012

    "Good luck in reaching your long-time goal at the Boston Marathon."

    Edna Stepanek

    Tue Nov 27 08:50:01 EST 2012

    " Janet, Is a great example of someone getting out and making positive changes in herself by setting goals and working to achieve them. Along the way inspiring and helping others to do the same. "The speed of the leader determine the rate of the pack" I consider myself very blessed to know Janet. Janet,congratulations on qualifying for the Boston Marathon which is the Holy Grail of running events. All the very best in everything you do !!! Larry Klutenkamper "

    Larry Klutenkamper

    Sat Nov 24 04:20:17 EST 2012

    "Celebrating Sammy's homecoming! Giving extra thanks this Thanksgiving!"

    Erica and Patrick Brady

    Wed Nov 21 11:49:05 EST 2012

    "Thanks for the selfless, unending energy and generosity you give to TNT and to all those with whom you come in contact. Best of luck in Boston!"

    Kelly R

    Fri Nov 16 10:56:19 EST 2012

    "thanks Janet for your help with me and my husbands recent first marathon with TNT. We raised $3100.00. You lent us your nice canisters and provided us with beads!! Your enthusiasm is contagious. best of luck to you!!"

    Ellen Brennan

    Wed Nov 07 04:30:07 EST 2012

    "Janet, thanks for coaching me to my first TNT success...Team Innsbrook 2011! Good luck in Boston...Go Team!!!"

    Christopher T

    Tue Nov 06 11:19:50 EST 2012

    "Janet, You rock! Thanks for all you do for RTCL. This donation is also in memory of our "super hero" artist extraordinaire Camilo. He passed away yesterday from stomach cancer and will always be remembered for his friendship and never ending support of RTCL. Good luck at Boston!"

    Race To Cure Lymphoma

    Tue Nov 06 09:36:01 EST 2012

    "Janet, you will always be one of my mentors. Thank you so much. all the bet to Sam and Vanessa and to you!"

    Kelly Bottini

    Tue Nov 06 06:46:10 EST 2012

    "Huge Congratulations on completing your TENTH event with LLS and Team-In-Training, Janet!! Your amazing dedication to this cause -- in addition to your perseverance and great athleticism are truly an inspiration to everyone who knows you -- and who is aware of your commitment to LLS and TNT. Great job...I'm so happy you and your family are safe and sound -- and that you were still able to finish your goal of completing the Boston Marathon (unharmed). Such a horrific tragedy at this years race!! Our thoughts and prayers for those injured and killed at the race. Janet, your selflessness, generosity and continual willingness to help fight blood cancers are admirable and genuinely appreciated by the patients who benefit, their friends and family too, I'm sure. Good luck in D.C. Triathlon and all future TNT events !!! -- Jennifer Shoffner"

    Jennifer Shoffner

    Fri Apr 19 01:17:28 EDT 2013

    "Your amazing. keep up the good work. I need to talk to you about fundraising great job!"

    Laurie Combs

    Fri Apr 05 10:39:00 EDT 2013

    "You keep taking it to the limit----and then you extend the limit. Good luck on your run and bless you for your hard work to assist in fighting these diseases."

    Janet Schneider

    Wed Apr 03 07:20:42 EDT 2013

    "Thank you for all your hard work raising funds to fight blood cancers! This donation is in honor of Kelly, James, and Anne-Marie: three survivor friends!"

    Andrew and Amelia

    Mon Apr 01 10:23:30 EDT 2013

    "Happy to support your marathon effort, Janet. One of my long-time friend and neighbor in Mt. Vernon has lymphoma, so this is in honor of Joe McClain. Thanks."

    Truman Jordan

    Sat Mar 30 02:46:50 EDT 2013

    "Janet, Thank You from all of us that have been touched by cancer. Wind to your back. Love, Sue"

    Susann Shepherd

    Thu Mar 28 09:37:37 EDT 2013

    "We are cheering you on from afar, Janet! Thank you for your dedication to cures of blood cancers and support for patients affected by blood cancers."

    Amelia and Andrew

    Mon Mar 25 11:01:22 EDT 2013

    "Congrats Janet!! Thanks for carrying on the mission. I know 2 little guys, 5 & 7 years old that are battling Leukemia. "

    Carey Baragiola

    Mon Mar 25 07:00:00 EDT 2013

    "Keep it up and your cause are amazing!"

    Tim Valley

    Mon Mar 25 11:46:58 EDT 2013

    "Run Janet Run!!!!"

    Chrissi Baker

    Mon Mar 25 09:43:20 EDT 2013

    "Thanks for all you do Janet. You are the team in Team in Training! Go rock Boston!!"

    John Gray

    Sun Mar 24 09:58:31 EDT 2013

    "Thank you Janet for all that you do for all of us. You rock! Karen"

    M Karen Corvey

    Sun Mar 24 08:56:22 EDT 2013

    "Building a brighter future for blood-cancer patients!"

    Janet Johnson

    Fri Mar 15 03:58:37 EDT 2013

    "Way to go Janet! Good luck and thanks for everything you do for Team in Training and LLS! "

    Karen Kaufmann

    Thu Mar 07 09:09:08 EST 2013

    "You go girl!!!!!"

    Mark & Karen Katich

    Wed Mar 06 09:40:14 EST 2013

    "You're amazing, Janet! Good luck!!!"

    Courtney Colombo

    Wed Mar 06 09:03:38 EST 2013

    "You are the very best and a wonderfully generous person in heart, spirit and will. Betty Jo Hogan"

    Betty Hogan

    Tue Mar 05 12:50:45 EST 2013

    "Good luck Janet. You are amazing and can do anything. Thanks for being my mentor and making Team in Training a great experience."

    Jean Hierholzer

    Tue Mar 05 09:21:02 EST 2013

    "Best of luck Janet!"

    Bonnie Gershman

    Mon Mar 04 11:46:26 EST 2013

    "Thanks to the organizers, participants and guests of the Blood Cancer Benefit Concert for a wonderfully entertaining FUNdraising event!"

    Blood Cancer Benefit Concert

    Sun Mar 03 08:01:41 EST 2013

    "Thanks for the pants, Janet. I will definitely cause an uproar whenever I wear them. Once word gets out, demand will undoubtedly soar. Thanks also for all you do for the mission. "

    Doug Kaufman

    Sun Mar 03 06:55:36 EST 2013

    "It's ALL Good!"

    Bubba Barron

    Wed Feb 27 09:13:09 EST 2013

    "Janet, You are awesome! Keep it going & best of luck to you in Boston!"


    Sun Feb 03 03:37:14 EST 2013

    "You are AWESOME,Janet! I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to encourage you, especially after you raised your donation goal to $12K."


    Fri Jan 25 03:27:01 EST 2013

    "Go Janet! Good luck in Boston!"

    Matt McSwain

    Fri Jan 25 03:03:45 EST 2013

    "Thanks Jan for including Steve. I hope all is going well with all the teams. "

    Darlene Arnold

    Mon Jan 21 07:01:08 EST 2013

    "Janet, You are truly an amazing and admirable woman. It has been an honor to associate with you on some of the past TNT events. I know you'll exceed your goal again, and I'll be cheering you on in Boston. GO TEAM. "

    Cynthia Stacker

    Mon Jan 21 06:44:04 EST 2013

    "Thanks to the Harp family and all of the runners who made the 2nd annual Eggs & Bacon 5K run an overwhelming success, raising more than $460 for the fight against blood cancers!"

    Eggs & Bacon 5K run

    Mon Jan 21 09:38:21 EST 2013


    Walk Family

    Sun Jan 20 12:00:29 EST 2013

    "Good luck, Janet. Run like the wind."


    Sun Nov 11 03:27:26 EST 2012

    "Janet - It is an honor to contribute to this important cause, with special gratitude for all that you did for our 2012 Go! St. louis team. We will be praying for Sam and Vanessa."

    Gail Saxton

    Thu Nov 08 09:53:25 EST 2012

    "Generous Cardinals fans join the fight against blood cancers before NLCS Game 3. Go, Cards! Go, Team!"

    Loyal Cardinals fans

    Tue Oct 23 10:39:44 EDT 2012

    "Thanks to the donors at the Creve Coeur Lake water stop!"

    Creve Coeur Park donors

    Tue Oct 23 10:38:00 EDT 2012

    "Good Luck with your training!"

    Curtis and Edna Stepanek

    Tue Mar 05 08:08:18 EST 2013

    "Way to go Janet. You are an inspiration to all of us."

    tom hennenhoefer

    Thu Jan 31 03:20:47 EST 2013

    "You're amazing for your selfless service! Keep it up because we can make a difference!"

    Coach Jeffrey

    Tue Jan 22 02:43:33 EST 2013

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TerraCycle $74.48
Brad Weisenstein $69.67
Larry Klutenkamper $60.00
Patricia Dill $56.00
Ronald Devine $55.33
Stephanie Glenn $55.33
Kirstin Gilmour $55.33
Julie Otto $55.33
Ronald Tegerdine $55.33
James Moll $55.33
Roper Halverson $55.33
Bruce Aschenbeck $55.33
Ronda Burchard $55.33
Gretchen Moser $55.33
Thomas Graven $50.00
Jennifer Allen $50.00
Sheila Allen $50.00
Chrissi Baker $50.00
M Karen Corvey $50.00
Carol Hulse $50.00
Karen Kaufmann $50.00
Mark & Karen Katich $50.00
Brad and Becky Vik $50.00
Stewart Sheinbein, DDS $50.00
Matt McSwain $50.00
Alice Richmond $50.00
Janet Johnson $50.00
John Dolan $50.00
Dennis Harp $50.00
Walk Family $50.00
Mastercard $50.00
John Johnson $50.00
Ronald Tucker $50.00
Nancy Yaeger $50.00
Jen $50.00
Larry Present $50.00
Craig Engler $50.00
Paul Nelson $50.00
Ralph Grossman $50.00
John Sahrmann $50.00
Gail Saxton $50.00
James Usry $40.00
Josh Amato Jensen $40.00
Rich Sloan $39.30
Amelia and Andrew $37.80
John Laley $30.00
Ellen Brennan $30.00
Richard Buckley $26.20
Tim Valley $26.00
Lee Clauss $25.00
Michael Gallagher $25.00
Laurie Combs $25.00
Anton Weber $25.00
Melanie Rhamey $25.00
Michele Powers $25.00
Janet Schneider $25.00
Andrew and Amelia $25.00
Therese Durand $25.00
Susan Maher $25.00
Bernard Deghelder $25.00
Venita Winslow $25.00
Mickey Schoonover $25.00
Betty Hogan $25.00
tom hennenhoefer $25.00
Jean Cisco $25.00
End Max Sports, Inc $25.00
Susann Shepherd $25.00
Lauris Long $25.00
Curtis Keller $25.00
Darlene Arnold $25.00
Cynthia Stacker $25.00
Alexander Bassel $25.00
Lisa Guess $25.00
Anita Thompson $25.00
Christopher Taylor $25.00
James Stokes $25.00
Dorothy Johnson $25.00
Janet Schneider $25.00
Midwest Business Appraisa... $25.00
Michael Fulton $25.00
Martha Johnson $25.00
Becky Meier $25.00
Kelly Bottini $25.00
Ron Jamison $25.00
Kelly Vickery $20.00
Angela Ament $20.00
Erica Morrow $10.00
Craig Holt $10.00
Courtney Colombo $5.00
Ullery Family  
Jen Masterson  
Jennifer Shoffner  
Roper Halverson  
Susann Shepherd  
Carey Baragiola  
Susan Serock  
Shelley Hof (Koskovich)  
Curtis and Edna Stepanek  
Dana Wallman  
Bonnie Gershman  
Blood Cancer Benefit Conc...  
Doug Kaufman  
Jeanelle Taverni  
Coach Jeffrey  
Marianne & Dick David  
Eggs & Bacon 5K run  
Angeline DeiSanti  
lymphoma survivor  
Debbi Braunstein  
Edna Stepanek  
Erica and Patrick Brady  
Mary Alice Hopper  
Gerald Hopper  
Pat Hartje  
Christopher T  
Loyal Cardinals fans  
Creve Coeur Park donors  
Trivia Night