Lara's Fundraising Page

Lara's Fundraising Page
Jan 23, 2009 by Lara Teter

Racing to Save Lives

Welcome to my Team In Training home page.

I have lost my marbles, and I'm going to run 26.2 miles around San Diego to find them. That's right, I'm running a marathon. May 31st, 2009 my sister Keri and I, along with other Team in Training members, will be running the Rock n' Roll Marathon in San Diego, California. This will be my first marathon, and I need your help to accomplish my goal.

I'm not going to make you run with me, but I can use your suppport. Team in Training (TNT) supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) in finding a cure for blood cancers. I am running in honor of a 10 year old boy named Michael (pictured here with his sister.) He's battling Lymphoma, and I would love nothing more than for him to have many more years of picking on his younger sister, just like I've had with Keri.

My father lost both of his parents to Leukemia. I never met my Grandpa Engle, and I don't remember my Grandma Engle. She died when I was only 4 months old. My dad was a marathoner back then, and Keri and I want to see if we can pass him up.

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 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. If you'd prefer to donate by personal check, please make it payable to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and e-mail me at for information on where to send it.

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

Update 3/12/09: I'm still out there running! My endurance is improving along with my muscle tone. Now I need to speed up! I'm so thankful for all the statements of support from my family and friends, and even strangers! I truly appreciate every penny donated. With your help, I'm making good progress, but I have a long way to go! Thank you. Gotta run! :)


Supporter Comments

    "Way to go, Lara! Good luck!"

    Christina Wilson

    Fri Feb 27 10:19:07 EST 2009

    "I'm so proud of you, Lara! I am rooting for you all the way! "

    Fiona Hayward

    Wed Mar 04 12:56:22 EST 2009

    "I'm so proud of you, Lara!!"

    Cherie Davis

    Mon Mar 09 02:11:33 EDT 2009

    "Run, Lara, Run!!!"

    Jeremy & Nikki (Page) Toon

    Thu Apr 30 10:20:25 EDT 2009

    "Hey Lara, I'm inspired that you're so close on this journey. Run like the wind, lady!!"

    Amy Hughey

    Fri May 22 01:01:13 EDT 2009

    "Visit my youtube page to hear from families who have fought against Leukemia & Lymphoma."

    Lanora Graves

    Sat Nov 09 02:37:18 EST 2013


    Lanora Graves

    Sat Nov 09 02:38:41 EST 2013

    "❤️ you Dad!!"

    Ben Engle

    Sun Sep 18 10:03:51 EDT 2016

    "Way to go Fred and Tiffany!!"

    Ben Engle

    Sun Sep 18 10:36:12 EDT 2016

    "Wishing we were there to walk with you! Sending our love! Xoxo"

    Ben Engle

    Sun Sep 18 12:33:31 EDT 2016

    "My dad, Joseph Formick, survived non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and lived another eight years, thanks to chemotherapy made possible by reasearch. I'll always be grateful for those extra eight years."

    Kerri Wood

    Tue Sep 20 01:19:45 EDT 2016

    "I donated in honor of my son Tyson who is still fighting the fight. Also in memory of our sweet friend Ciaran who's life was taken way too soon to this awful disease!!"

    Lula Stephens

    Fri Oct 14 07:11:21 EDT 2016

    "So happy to support the "Debutantes". I wish I was nearby to join the group for this important event!"

    Lara Teter

    Mon Jul 24 10:06:29 EDT 2017

    "Dear Deb, We are proud of you for your tireless dedication to the LLS. You are an exemplary ambassador for the organization. Although our donation is in honor of you, we also remember your wonderful parents, Syd and Bernie, and father-in-law Bruce, who fought this disease so valiantly! With our love and best wishes, Jim and Mimi"

    Lara Teter

    Tue Aug 08 02:04:30 EDT 2017

    "So proud of you for your dedication to this great cause. "

    Lara Teter

    Tue Aug 15 09:17:54 EDT 2017

    "Keep up the good work, Deb, and stay healthy"

    Lara Teter

    Mon Aug 28 04:43:09 EDT 2017

    "In loving memory of Sydney and Bernard Slater and in honor of Deborah Slater"

    Lara Teter

    Tue Sep 05 09:37:42 EDT 2017

    "Recognizing your integrity and leadership! You and Aimee rock - always have!!"

    Ron Rose

    Sat Sep 16 05:21:31 EDT 2017

    "So glad you're better David. The Purcell Family"

    Ron Rose

    Mon Sep 18 09:48:47 EDT 2017

    "I am a Father of four children. This could happen to any of us."

    Ron Rose

    Mon Sep 18 10:23:05 EDT 2017

    "You all are in our prayers especially this Rosh HaShanah!"

    Ron Rose

    Tue Sep 19 07:48:39 EDT 2017

    "Very great news to read this morning about your status, always keep fighting the good fight. Very happy for you and your family."

    Ron Rose

    Tue Sep 19 10:09:01 EDT 2017

    "Great work to raise this money. So glad to hear you're well. All my best!"

    Ron Rose

    Tue Sep 19 06:09:41 EDT 2017

    "Kick some Zass! "

    Ron Rose

    Wed Sep 20 12:03:32 EDT 2017

    "We are so proud of your fight and your giving back. We thank everyone who has been part of your recovery. Love, Sharon and Eddie"

    Ron Rose

    Wed Sep 20 04:00:41 EDT 2017

    "Keep fighting DZ! Proud to take part in this effort."

    Ron Rose

    Fri Sep 22 11:33:00 EDT 2017

    "Together we can kick leukemia's Zaas. Go Team Duke Raleigh!!!"

    Ron Rose

    Wed Aug 23 02:59:12 EDT 2017

    "Donated $50 to YES (a Canadian charity that helps marginalized youth with job/education help) for you. A friend of mine actually works for it, so I know it's a good charity. Take it a look ("

    Sun Feb 28 01:10:03 EST 2016

    "All the best Malhar!!"

    Thu Jan 21 10:32:27 EST 2016

    "In memory of a very dear friend - we saw eye-to-eye on most everything except the Iowa Hawkeyes. Dan loved them; I tolerate them. xxooxxxxxoo"

    Tue Sep 20 12:46:32 EDT 2016

    "Tiff, this is for both of our Dad's! Go Fred! XOXO!!"

    Ben Engle

    Mon Sep 19 12:01:48 EDT 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,826.20 | Goal: $4,100.00
93 %

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In Honor of

Michael Yell

My Thanks To

thomas hanna $1000.00
Lon Teter $300.00
Lara Teter $275.00
Robert Mullet $200.00
Derry Larson $100.00
James Landrum $100.00
Lula Stephens $100.00
Schureman & Company CPA $100.00
Rita Engle $100.00
Jill Dizmang $100.00
Eric Larson $100.00
Deborah Duncan $100.00
Jeremy & Nikki (Page) Too... $50.20
American Fun Food Co Inc $50.00
Christopher Engle $50.00
Angelique Reilly $50.00
Len Fettig $50.00
Bachrodt Realty & Investm... $50.00
Chew Construction $50.00
Keith Ferguson $50.00
Bill Mast $50.00
Dean Ferguson $50.00
Fiona Hayward $50.00
Christina Wilson $50.00
Lori Forbus $50.00
Ron Lee $50.00
Ben Engle $30.00
Amy Hughey $26.20
Mary Kane $26.20
Oscar Fettig $26.20
Daniel Lies $26.20
Wayne Friez $26.20
Ron Rose $25.00
Lori Davis $25.00
Kerri Wood $25.00
Jacqueline Tabor $25.00
Karyn Page $25.00
Stephanie Bowen $25.00
Jeff Mills $25.00
Stephanie Scheck $25.00
Daniel Henn $25.00
Greg Epp $25.00
Ron Bretches $25.00
Melissa Skavlem $25.00
Lydia Griffin $25.00
Lanora Graves $25.00
Traci Gregory $25.00
Shelly Stilger $25.00
Bryan Coulter $20.00
Dorothy Means $20.00
Dewayne O'Neal $20.00
Lara Teter $10.00
Cherie Davis $10.00
Margaret Gillespie $10.00