My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Jul 27, 2009 by Lissette Long

Training for A Cure


Welcome to my Team In Training home page.


I'm training to participate in a 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 my brother in law, Ed, and all individuals who are battling blood cancers. Ed was diagnosed with leukemia on December 6, 2007, just a few days before the Christmas holidays. He spent the next 36 days in the hospital undergoing chemotherapy treatment #1. In total, Ed underwent 3 rounds of chemotherapy with April 24, 2008 being his last day of chemo treatment. He then started maintenance chemotherapy drugs to prevent the accumulation of abnormal blood cells from interfering with healthy blood cells. If it weren't for the chemotherapy and drug treatment, Ed would not be with us today. Ed is one of the lucky heroes.


An estimated 895,000 Americans are living with leukemia, lymphoma,and myeloma. Every 10 minutes, someone dies from a blood cancer. Every 4 minutes, someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!



My financial commitment to the Society is $3,500.00. Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission. Remember all donations are 100% tax deductible. Although I will complete my marathon in early November, I need to satisfy my fundraising commitment by September 15th. Please donate now.


I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thank you for your support!


You can find more information on LLS and its mission as their website: http://www.lls.org


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Supporter Comments

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    "Hi Lissette, Congratulations on making a committment in the help to fight leukemia and lymphoma. This is an awesome organization. Good luck in the marathon and your fundraising. GO TEAM!!!!"
     

    Michael Bloomberg

    Thu Sep 03 05:07:37 EDT 2009

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    "Good luck Lissette!"
     

    Dawn Vasquez

    Sat Aug 29 08:48:54 EDT 2009

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    "Lissette, You are doing a great job. I would like to rope in other members in this noble initiative. Let me know how can I help? thanks Jay ( 408-598-6476)"
     

    Jay Chitti

    Tue Aug 18 12:30:21 EDT 2009

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    "Hi Lissette, Enjoy the extra donation on behalf of other Silver Lining necklace donations as well as Charlotte's :). "
     

    Jess LC Jewelry

    Tue Aug 11 01:52:24 EDT 2009

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,605.10 | Goal: $3,500.00
 
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My Thanks To

Suellen Long $200.00
Jay Chitti $105.00
Jess LC Jewelry $103.00
Sherry Winger Consulting $100.00
Sunil Khemchand $100.00
Anne & Andrew Strawbridge $100.00
Jessica Constable $66.00
R.H. Olson Snyder $50.00
William Pullano $50.00
sylvia duby $50.00
Michael Bloomberg $50.00
Dawn Vasquez $50.00
Daniel Ferrill $50.00
Pierre Lilly $50.00
Karen Goins $50.00
Beth Gilbert $25.00
Bharati Joshi $25.00
Roy Bauman $25.00
Ruth A. Gaston $25.00
Rich Freeman $25.00
Cynthea Gardner $25.00
Shirley Delaney $25.00
Melissa Zola $25.00
Jonathan Lewin $25.00
Michael Hazel $25.00
Tennille Wells $25.00
Marc Cohen $18.00
Paul Hashimoto $13.10
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