My Fundraising Page

Help stop Leukemia and Lymphoma
Aug 21, 2012

I am raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), an organization dedicated to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma. I also happen to be running the 2012 Chicago Marathon (for the LLS).


$2,500 in 2010

Two years ago, my friends and family were overwhelmingly generous in their donations, raising $2,500 to help cure cancer. I would like to thank everyone who gave to the LLS.


The Honor Roll (2010)

Patti McDonald-Jones, Gregory Jones, David & Debra Jones, Karena Tyan, Grandma & Grandpa Jones, Kay Jones Matusiak, Aunt Pam and Uncle Jim, Kristin Jones, Robert McDonald, Eleanor Jenkins, Mallory Casperson, Adam Jones, Sandy Stover, London Matusiak, Brett Jones, Anonymous, Angela Perkins, Fredrik Kjolstad, Kalah Jenkins


Cancer Research

After we raised $2,500 in 2010, my wife, Mallory, was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin's Lympoma. After 4 months of Chemo treatments at Barnes Hospital (and lots of driving to St. Louis) we are cancer free for over 1 year! Mallory is the strongest person I've ever met and I'm so glad we went through the fires together.


I've come to find out that cancer research is very important. Mallory participated in a research study at Barnes which enabled us to skip the normal radiation (which can potentially cause other forms of cancer later). Please consider donating to the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. Since the first funding in 1954, LLS has awarded more than $680 million in research funding.


Running in memory of Thomas Robert Jones


I am once again running in the Chicago Marathon, in memory of my father, Thomas R. Jones, who passed away after a long battle with leukemia, in 1988. While we only spent 2 years together, he has been a large inspiration in my life.


(left) Learning to shave. (right) Chilling in St. Louis.


Leukemia and lymphoma have also affected a number of my friends and family including my late Grandpa Mac.


Donate today!

This cause is very near to my heart and I hope you will help fight leukemia and lymphoma with me! My goal is to raise $2000.00 and beyond!


Your secure online tax-deductible donation will help fund lifesaving research, education, and patient services while providing help and hope to thousands.



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Supporter Comments

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    "Best wishes with your fundraising & training. Run hard!"
     

    Leah Boyll

    Tue Aug 21 12:46:31 EDT 2012

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    "Good luck, Brett! Make sure Mal doesn't pass out! :-)"
     

    Cath and Hatham

    Sat Sep 22 08:55:49 EDT 2012

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    "Brett, Great cause and so happy to help! My parents really loved the neighbors on Poplar Court, but your parents were by far their favorite :) Take care, Bonnie Klen"
     

    Bonnie & Patrick Kearns

    Mon Sep 17 06:13:47 EDT 2012

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    "Hi"
     

    Hack and or 5

    Sat Sep 15 09:30:50 EDT 2012

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,675.00 | Goal: $2,000.00
 
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My Thanks To

The Carlsons $250.00
Daniel Kamerling $100.00
Anshu Arya $100.00
Bonnie & Patrick Kearns $100.00
Kristin Jones $100.00
Yonatan Bisk $100.00
Adobe Systems Inc. $50.00
Kathryn Matusiak $50.00
Betty & Keith Jones $50.00
Kevin Karsch $50.00
Hack and or 5 $50.00
Ashleigh Roberts $25.00
Cath and Hatham $25.00
Steven Fumarolo $25.00
Scarlett Miller $25.00
Neadom Tamar Medina $10.00
David Jones  
Leah Boyll  
Lyn & Gene Kennelly