My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Jun 23, 2010 by Jennifer Rachmiel

Racing to Save Lives

Welcome to my Team In Training home page.

As many of you know I have been running for a long time. But, what most of you don't know is that I recently signed up to run the Chicago Marathon for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Truly I never thought that I would run a marathon; I have finished three half marathons and thought that was plenty of running for me.

But last winter our friend's then 16 month old son was diagnosed with Leukemia (AML). Matthew's first round of treatment went well and everyone was cautiously optomistic. However, very recently they found out that the Leukemia is back, and he will require more chemotherapy, radiation, and a bone marrow transplant. He is facing a very uphill battle. Both of Matthew's parents, Gene and Nicole are runners. Gene has run several marathons, including Chicago.

In addition, my Uncle Joe, my dad's older brother, was diagnosed this spring with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. My uncle began running marathons after he retired and has finished several of the Marine Corps Marathons.

So it seems only fitting that while these runners who have been inspirations to me, having motivated me to keep running, cannot run in this year's marathons, that I run in their place to raise money to fight a battle that was chosen for them.

Therefore, I decided to participate in the Chicago 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 Matthew and my uncle, as well as all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission.

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


Supporter Comments

    "Amazing, Jenn! Good luck!"

    Martie Salemi

    Fri Jul 02 08:53:35 EDT 2010

    "Congrats and best of luck Jenn!"

    Matt Mell

    Fri Oct 08 10:54:48 EDT 2010

    "Thanks for walking! Great job fundraising!"

    Karen Jones

    Wed Sep 29 10:40:04 EDT 2010

    "Dear Jenn, You are an inspiration to all of us! Good luck and no more injuries!!"

    Sharon & Mickey Mell

    Sun Sep 26 02:22:12 EDT 2010

    "Jenn, I am very happy that you are doing this. These deseases hit very close to home. As you may or may not know my brother died of luekemia and both my mother ( now in remission) and sister suffer from lymphoma. I am sure you will do well. All the best. Vivian"

    Vivian Marks

    Thu Jul 15 10:20:49 EDT 2010


    David-Sandy Rachmiel

    Wed Jul 14 09:37:00 EDT 2010

    "Jen~ You always seem to make a difference for the better! You go girl!"

    Leslie Boyle

    Wed Jun 30 12:01:57 EDT 2010

    "Best of luck! "

    The Bottarelli Family

    Tue Jun 29 03:40:43 EDT 2010

    "Very honorable and impressive Jenn. So proud of you for taking this on!"


    Mon Jun 28 10:20:14 EDT 2010

    "Way to go, Jenn! "

    Diane Bilcer

    Mon Jun 28 06:20:01 EDT 2010

    "Good Luck Jenn!"

    Michelle Primack

    Wed Aug 04 10:46:14 EDT 2010

    "Good luck Jenn! Sorry it took me so long to do this!"

    Jennifer April

    Wed Sep 15 07:54:20 EDT 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $4,794.20 | Goal: $1,500.00
320 %

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

My Thanks To

John & Ann-Mara Lanza $1000.00
Carol Waksal $250.00
Anonymous $200.00
Marlee, Albert, Stephen, ... $150.00
Karla & Jim Varrell $100.00
Lisa & Chris Escudero $100.00
Judy Brady $100.00
Philip Yosafat $100.00
Julie Kopf $100.00
Team Matthew $100.00
Beth Nelles $100.00
Jennifer Laffey $100.00
Therese Shultz $100.00
Leslie Boyle $100.00
Christie Brennan $50.00
Santo LaMantia $50.00
Bob Downing $50.00
Julian Waksal $50.00
jennifer herb $50.00
Jack Flaig $50.00
Martha Peterson $50.00
Chris Suwanski $50.00
Laura Kubalewski $50.00
Jennifer Graham $50.00
Kristin Belmonte $50.00
Pam Brander $50.00
Brad Rachmiel $50.00
lauren mednick $50.00
Randall Frink $50.00
Vivian Marks $50.00
alan rachmiel $50.00
Jennifer Rachmiel $50.00
Sarah & Josh Berman $50.00
Martie Salemi $50.00
Rich & Theresa Kobal $50.00
The Bottarelli Family $50.00
Neil Morgan $50.00
Kristen Beckman $50.00
Heather Imhoff $30.00
Mary Rosic $30.00
Paula Dobrin $26.20
Karen Jones $25.00
Jennifer April $25.00
Daira Tramontin $25.00
Sharon Ryan $25.00
Michelle Primack $25.00
Carol Nelms $25.00
Karen Fine $25.00
Maria Magliacano $25.00
Lesley Gressle $25.00
Heddy Ohl $25.00
Kristen Wening $25.00
Joanne Scott $25.00
Marti Sivesind $25.00
beth mednick $25.00
Amy Kuehl $25.00
Melba Gustafson $25.00
Diane Bilcer $25.00
Kerry Allegretti  
Matt Mell  
BrightStar Partners  
Sharon & Mickey Mell  
Sunny Karnazes  
David-Sandy Rachmiel