My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Jan 22, 2010 by Sarah Heckman

Racing to Save Lives

Hello, thank you for visiting my website! I am raising money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in exchange for endurance training through the Team In Training program. I will be participating in the Derby MiniMarathon on April 24th, as well as raising $2000 for the Society. According to Runner's World Magazine, 1 in every 15 people who finish a marathon are Team In Training participants who raised money to help find a cure for blood cancers!

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is a national, not-for-profit, voluntary health agency whose mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The Society provides funding for research, public and professional education, advocacy, patient aid, and community support programs. Seventy-five percent of every dollar goes directly to The Society for research and patient care.

Working as an occupational therapist in a nursing home has exposed me to the harsh realities of cancer. This illness does not discriminate man from woman or adult from child. An estimated 895,000 Americans have blood cancers; in addition, every 4 minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer and every 10 minutes someone loses the battle against blood cancer. Fortunately because of funding, there have been advances in research improving the cure rates from 4% in 1960 to almost 85% today! So I am hoping that you will join me in the fight against blood cancers!

If you have a friend or family member that you would like me to run in honor of, send me an email at and I will include their name on my race jersey. Please share this website with your family, friends, co-workers, and anyone else who you think might want to contribute to this great cause! Thank you for your support! I simply could not do it without your help!



Supporter Comments

    "This is a great cause. Best of luck!!"

    David Schwenn

    Tue Mar 16 06:32:18 EDT 2010

    "Next year get your mom to run the 13.1 with you!!!"


    Fri Mar 05 03:11:08 EST 2010

    "Your efforts will touch many people and are an inspiration to others. You must have wonderful parents! :-) Love Ya!!"

    Linda Heckman

    Thu Mar 04 11:32:38 EST 2010

    "Sarah, You are doing an awesome thing!!! Keep up the good work, I'm proud of you!!! Miss ya! Julie"

    Julie Heerdink

    Tue Mar 02 09:53:48 EST 2010

    "Way to go!"

    Aunt Jenny

    Thu Feb 18 08:47:55 EST 2010

    "i love being your first!"


    Sat Jan 23 03:00:17 EST 2010

    "Good Luck Sarah! My wonderful Grandmother has polycythemia vera, a blood cancer. We appreciate your mission to wipe out blood cancer."

    Christy Roberts

    Mon Apr 05 07:06:48 EDT 2010

    "go Sarah!"

    Katie Cron

    Fri Mar 12 08:57:29 EST 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,111.20 | Goal: $2,000.00
106 %

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My Thanks To

David Schwenn $200.00
Sarah Heckman $200.00
Kathy Heckman $100.00
Linda Heckman $100.00
Sarah Heckman $100.00
Aunt Jenny $100.00
Sarah Heckman $90.00
Sarah Heckman $70.00
Nanny, Grandpa & Uncle Ma... $60.00
Dawn Yakimovicz $60.00
South Central Assoc Healt... $51.00
19th Green Pub & Grill $50.00
David Buckner, Jr $50.00
Genie Heckman $50.00
Bruce Flunker $50.00
Grant Calvert $50.00
Gary McWilliams $40.00
karen hennessey $40.00
Andrea Bogard $30.00
Andrea Bogard $30.00
Bunco Girls $26.00
Christy Roberts $25.00
Lynn Hardesty $25.00
Melanie Cook $25.00
Tim Hussey $25.00
Kelly and Steve Diedrich $25.00
Katie Cron $25.00
Peggy Mirenda $25.00
Michael Arndorfer $25.00
Selene & Jonathon Weightm... $25.00
Allison Terrell $25.00
David Bell $20.00
Shari Swan $20.00
Ricky Pike $20.00
Darita Wade $20.00
Alison Kleehamer $20.00
Michael Kaelin $20.00
American Home and Office ... $20.00
Lisa Combs $20.00
Carolyn Thomas $20.00
Nate Grinar $20.00
Tony and Vadra Sprague $15.00
Cindy Thompson $10.00
ann zambito $10.00
Heather Tyler $10.00
Annette Robinson $10.00
Deborah Calvert $10.00
Linda Heckman $5.00
Selene Weightman $5.00
SwaN $4.20
Julie Heerdink