My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Nov 24, 2009 by Shanna Gutierrez

Racing to Save Lives

T-minus 5 days to go! Can't wait to race this event! my wave start is 7:28am eastern and my bib is #941. You can track results at

Thank you all so much for the support!


I did it! I met my goal! Thank you everyone! We're just waiting on some matching funds to arrive now :)


Special Concert and Silent Aucition!

Saturday, March 13, 6-8pm

Ebenezer Lutheran Church

(1650 West Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640)

Join Shanna Gutierrez, Flute, and Gerald Rizzer, Piano, for an exciting concert of classics and rarely performed flute works. Program includes: Vivier, Arvo Part, Clarke, and a little Schubert for good measure...

Silent Auction items will include handmade arts and crafts, photography, gift certificates for local restaurants, salons, massage, merchants, and much much more!

The concert is open to all. Free will donations will be graciously accepted.

Hope to see everyone there!



Training is well underway and I am up to about 7-8 hours of training a week! Progress is being made in research, and in the past few months, 3 new drugs have been approved by the FDA to help fight blood cancers, including Arzerra for CLL.

Thank you for your support and check back soon for more updates!


Dear Friends,

Happy Holidays and wishes for a wonderful new year! During this holiday season, we spend precious time with our friends and family, and I am thrilled to report that my father, Ron Pranaitis, continues to do well in his Leukemia treatment. It has been a full 2 years since his diagnosis, and in honor of this wonderful man, I am already committed to participating in the St. Anthony’s Triathlon in St. Petersburg, FL in April again. This was the first event I completed with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training in 2007 before we even knew what was in the future for us all. Once again, I need your help.

Please consider a holiday gift to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in honor of someone you know and all those who get up every morning to continue their fight. Please consider giving the gift of hope to these patients and families this season.

You can help me fight blood cancers by making a 100% tax deductible donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society today. We all are able to give at different levels, and any amount is appreciated. Does your company match donations? Your generosity can go twice as far!

My Dad's smiles, courage and positive determination have been inspirations to me throughout my life. Please help me honor this wonderful man and his fight during this holiday season.

Thank you for your generosity! Happy Holidays!

Shanna Gutierrez

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



Supporter Comments

    "Shanna, Dad and I are so proud of you and love you very much. Mom & Dad"

    Grace Pranaitis

    Fri Dec 18 09:22:20 EST 2009

    "Hey Shanna! (and Omar!) I've been meaning to do this FOREVER, and I'm sorry it can't be more, but both of us admire what you and Omar are doing SO MUCH! We really do need to get together at some point! -Allie and Ian"

    Allie & Ian Petchenik

    Thu Jun 10 11:09:33 EDT 2010

    "Shanna you're mastering all Sportz :)"

    Carrie Jackson

    Fri Jan 22 11:43:38 EST 2010

    "You're such an inspiration, Shanna! Best wishes to you and your family!"

    Carrie Jackson

    Sat Dec 12 10:54:25 EST 2009

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $4,362.00 | Goal: $4,300.00
101 %

My Team

Team Total: $8,082.00 | Goal: $10,000.00

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

My Thanks To

Bank of America $1400.00
Raphael Shin $1400.00
Grace Pranaitis $500.00
Tom & Coni Ruggio $100.00
Jennifer Chang $100.00
Kyong Mee Choi $100.00
susan beckerman $72.00
Angus Duthie $50.00
Grace Pranaitis $50.00
Nancy Haynor $50.00
Ryan Bond $40.00
Carin House and Martin va... $40.00
Allie & Ian Petchenik $25.00
Carrie Jackson $25.00
Jane Heron $25.00
Camilla Hoitenga $25.00
Walfrid Kujala $25.00
Margaret Bird $25.00
Tom Bracy $25.00
William Wallace $25.00
Carrie Jackson $25.00
Paul Scaletta $25.00
Christopher Wild $20.00
Valerie Zimmer $20.00
Megan Flaherty $20.00
Carrie Jackson $20.00