Racing for a cure!

Malia's 2012 Fundraising Page
Aug 19, 2012

This year, I will be running the Honolulu Marathon on December 9, 2012 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.

It is my goal this year to raise $2,620 for the Leukemia Society - that's $100 per mile. (Yup, a marathon is 26.2 miles! I know, it's kinda crazy.) Over the past 7 years I've run for Team in Training, I've seen what a personal impact the funds we raise have on the quality of life of people battling blood cancers.

This season, I will be running in honor of one of the sweetest and most selfless people I know. Wayne is a survivor and one of our team's honorees and he shows up every single week to work the "aid station" for my teammates and I, cheering us on every step of the way. The photo below was from our 2010 season when we got to bring Wayne up with us to San Francisco for the Nike Women's half marathon - his first time to SF! (We were excited to take him on his first cable car ride!)

And as always, I run in memory of my friend, John Kark, who has been an inspiration to me throughout my involvement with TNT and who passed away in April 2010 after his second battle with Leukemia. Wayne, John (and people in communities everywhere just like them) are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!

Please consider making a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission. Any amount, big or small, will help! You can keep up with my training and fundraising events by subscribing to my blog at

Thanks for all your support!


Supporter Comments

    "Thank you, Malia for all that you do! Good Luck!"

    Jerri Patton

    Sun Aug 19 10:47:14 EDT 2012

    "Good luck Malia!"

    Andy and Sheila Beal

    Mon Aug 27 03:30:58 EDT 2012

    "You are a rock star Malia! :-) Have fun on race day!"

    Leilani Uganiza

    Tue Oct 02 04:02:12 EDT 2012

    "Lets get over the 2k hump"

    Ronald Tran

    Sat Nov 10 03:36:55 EST 2012

    "Thank you for your good work."

    john durso

    Thu Nov 22 02:34:44 EST 2012

    "Go, Malia! Thanks for your dedication to the cause."

    Gary & Monique Weisman

    Tue Dec 04 03:40:42 EST 2012

    "Good job, Malia, on all your training! :)"

    Shanell Ingano

    Tue Dec 04 02:03:51 EST 2012

    "Chance 'um!"

    Jay Crisologo

    Thu Dec 06 03:57:19 EST 2012

    "Go Malia! Thanks for sharing your story and honoring Wayne! He looks so happy in the picture. See you on Saturday. :) "

    Kelly Qian

    Fri Dec 07 01:26:28 EST 2012

    "Go get em Malia!"

    Milt Davis

    Sat Dec 08 01:38:55 EST 2012

    "Malia, I'm so proud to be your fb friend! Keep up your good work!"

    Jerri Patton

    Sat Dec 08 04:25:59 EST 2012

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,622.40 | Goal: $2,620.00
100 %

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My Thanks To

Jerri Patton $175.00
Ronald Tran $150.00
Sean Marrs $100.00
Joanne Shiratori $100.00
Becky Allen $100.00
Heather Conahan $100.00
Kimberly Smith $100.00
Derek Okamoto $100.00
Gary & Monique Weisman $50.00
Kim Rogers $50.00
Katayoun Issari $50.00
Colin Hayashida $50.00
Rebecca Pang $50.00
Leilani Uganiza $50.00
Jennifer Miner $50.00
Andy and Sheila Beal $50.00
Kim Yamashiro $50.00
Michael Yuda $50.00
Troy McCloud $50.00
mari taketa $50.00
Jerri Patton $50.00
Milt Davis $26.20
Kelly Qian $26.20
Todd Yoshioka $25.00
Shanell Ingano $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Joanne Kai $25.00
Brian Arase $25.00
Rebecca Batchelder $25.00
Jodi Webb $25.00
Tim Parsons $25.00
Sharla Noelani Nelson $25.00
Taryn Winsor $25.00
Wisa Miller $25.00
Jessica Yuda $20.00
Adele Capule $10.00
Marlene Baldueza $10.00
Jay Crisologo  
john durso  
Christy Werner