My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Jan 29, 2016


Oh Yes, it's true I'm back pounding the pavement, or, as my tshirt says "Kicking ass-phalt", to beat Blood Cancers.  I believe this is my 24th or 25th Season with Team in Training.  I have walked 7 full marathons, and atleast 15 half marathons as a fund raiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Just to put the icing on the cake, I have also hiked the Grand Canyon and in Yosemite and xc skied in Alaska to raise funds for them.

I hope that all that training - possibly 350 miles of training per Season - and fund raising has been as good for LLS as it has been for me, because I have just signed up again to Walk the half marathon in The Mayors Marathon in Anchorage as a gift to me for my 80th birthday! I think I'll keep on doing this until we hear that Blood cancers are no longer an incureable diagnosis.  (Beware, a Nancy Ryder in spandex at age 99 may not be a pretty sight!).

I will be doing the regular every Saturday Training - up to 11 or 12 miles by the last few before the event in June - and the everyday calendar training of walks or stretching and core workouts to get me ready to do the whole darn thing in style!  Believe me there will be pain but not like the pain of - 

  • the little kids, babies, really, who have never known any thing but blood tests Radiation,and Chemo!
  • the teens who are watching their baseball team from a hospital bed, instead of from the dugout. 
  • the young adults who cannot begin making plans for happy marriages instead of plans for how to fill the time waiting to get their blood levels high enough just to go home.
  • people my age who won't be healthy enough to see a new grandchild or great gandchild come into the world!

​Remember your entire donation is 100% tax deductible and a very small percentage goes for "administrative" costs.  I will be paying my own transportation costs.

Thank you in advance, and, as always, come join me, it is so much fun to be on a Team of such good people ding such a good thing for everyone!



Supporter Comments

    "Go Nancy! This is your "Happy Birthday" donation :) Andra"

    Alexandra Mandujano

    Thu Jan 14 10:54:57 EST 2016

    "You're A-mA-zingly Awesome! and such an inspiration for me! Keep on walking...and I'm still behind you all the way! Thank you for ALL you've done and continue to do for LLS!"

    Sue Lim Yee

    Fri Jan 15 08:55:04 EST 2016

    "GO Nancy !!!!"

    Martha Smith

    Thu Jan 21 05:16:15 EST 2016

    "Nancy, have a great race. Happy Birthday! Don and Marianne"

    Don and Marianne Bradley

    Sun Jan 24 02:48:58 EST 2016

    "Good luck and have a nice birthday!"

    Georgette DeTorres

    Tue Jan 26 10:52:29 EST 2016

    "Happy Birthday Nancy! You are an amazing and inspiring woman. I wanna be like you when I grow up! Rock on!!!! with love, Karen"

    Karen Kline

    Sat Jan 30 09:31:10 EST 2016

    "Happy 80th birthday!! "

    Tracy And Sigrida

    Sun Jan 31 04:32:36 EST 2016

    "Happy 80th!"

    Abby Evans

    Sun Jan 31 04:55:39 EST 2016

    "Keep on walking! Happy 80th! Love and hugs, Joemama and Alex"

    Joemama & Alex

    Mon Feb 01 01:40:42 EST 2016

    "Nancy, you're a Rock Star! Happy Birthday, girlfriend - sending you lots of love and hugs to help you celebrate and train for Alaska."

    Sharon Wilkerson

    Mon Feb 01 02:40:39 EST 2016

    "Happy Birthday, Nancy! You rock!"

    Barbara Scramstad

    Mon Feb 01 09:43:51 EST 2016

    "Go Nancy!!"

    Elizabeth Slusarz

    Mon Feb 01 10:26:43 EST 2016

    "Happy Happy Birthday! Thank you for being an inspiration along the way! We will be back. We will have Jay-r training for Alaska in 2018 (hopefully). I will be supporting. I will submit matching for this donation! HBD! GO TEAM!!! *Lally and Jay-r"

    Lally And Jay-r

    Tue Feb 02 10:51:50 EST 2016

    "You go, Nancy! Keep showing us how to keep showing up for the cause and good living! This is a fab way to celebrate your new decade (new age group awards coming your way!) Hope you're the top fundraiser on the team!"

    Coach Carolyn and Mr. Coach

    Tue Feb 02 12:54:52 EST 2016

    "Go Nancy and kick lukemia in the butt for me and all of those fighting this disease. You rock !!!! Love Pam "

    Pamel Warriner

    Thu Feb 11 12:06:09 EST 2016

    "Happy birthday!"

    Lewis-Contreras Family

    Sat Feb 27 07:52:36 EST 2016

    "Go Nancy! Love, Rhonda, Sasha and Whisper"

    rhonda hacker

    Mon Mar 14 02:31:36 EDT 2016

    "Keep up the good work!"

    Larry Dunn

    Mon Mar 14 11:33:45 EDT 2016

    "Keep up the good effort and have fun!!! "


    Tue Mar 22 05:51:55 EDT 2016

    "Go Nancy!"

    Walking Tom

    Sun Mar 27 08:17:45 EDT 2016

    "Happy Beleted Birthday Nancy! I hope your training is going super smoothly!"

    Lori Taylor

    Sat Apr 09 10:41:06 EDT 2016

    "Nancy is an amazing woman and role model! March on!"

    Judith Raykovich

    Fri Apr 15 02:02:13 EDT 2016

    "Kudos to Nancy for her dedication to this worthy cause. She is truly an inspiration and I hope to be as active she is at her age. "

    Anne Stackhouse

    Tue May 17 03:06:01 EDT 2016

    "Have a great birthday, you are amazing! "

    Maureen Villa

    Sat May 28 11:22:14 EDT 2016

    "Good luck, Nancy!!! You are such an inspiration!!!"

    Robin Dias

    Sat May 28 08:10:43 EDT 2016

    "Love you Buddy - beat them up! "

    Debra Rowland

    Mon Jun 06 12:31:27 EDT 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,554.05 | Goal: $5,000.00
71 %

My Team

Team Total: $22,461.25 | Goal: $19,475.00

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My Thanks To

Lewis-Contreras Family $500.00
Clorox Co. $200.00
Ron Carino $200.00
Robert Half $100.00
KK $100.00
Larry Dunn $100.00
Pamel Warriner $100.00
Lally And Jay-r $100.00
rhonda hacker $80.00
Coach Carolyn and Mr. Coa... $80.00
Barbara Scramstad $80.00
Robin James $80.00
Joemama & Alex $80.00
Tracy And Sigrida $80.00
Karen Kline $80.00
Jeanne Villa $80.00
Robert Half $60.00
Lally Reyes $60.00
Debra Rowland $50.00
Lynette rimmel $50.00
Maureen Villa $50.00
Judith Raykovich $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Bank of America $50.00
Sharon Wilkerson $50.00
Michelle Love $50.00
Alice & Dan $50.00
Alexandra Mandujano $50.00
David Lindberg &Clay Vav ... $40.00
Robin Dias $25.00
Lori Taylor $25.00
Ken Fowler $25.00
Candace Chesnutt $25.00
Rudy Van Pelt $25.00
Georgette DeTorres $25.00
Martha Smith $25.00
Lynette Brand $20.00
Anne Stackhouse  
Walking Tom  
Elizabeth Slusarz  
Abby Evans  
Don and Marianne Bradley  
Sue Lim Yee