My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Nov 19, 2008 by Tom Cushing

Tom is Racing to Save Lives


On Saturday February 28, 2009 My Best Friend Jon lost his battle to Cancer. I'm participating in a half Ironman Triathalon as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training.


Experiencing the pain and suffering patients and their families go through is what motivates me. Jon won't be able to see me race in June. Luckily he had family and friends around him to care for him. Some others don't and they need your help.


I need some help too. Most of you that know me have seen me slide into the size I have become. I want to fix that so I thought I'd give myself some motivation. Jon is that motivation. I train for him because he can't anymore.


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 Jon and 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.


It you would prefer you can mail a check to my home the address is: Tom Cushing, 35 Pickwick Drive North, Syosset, NY 11791. Please make the check payable to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society


I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support! If you go to my my Facebook page you'll see some pictures of my training progress. Thanks again.

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Supporter Comments

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    "Best of luck, Tom. "
     

    Saralyn Vasile

    Mon Mar 23 12:55:21 EDT 2009

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    "Tom--We are so psyched that you are doing this! What an incredible way to honor Jon. Looking forward to watching you train (notice I said "watch" --not "joining you in...")! Can't wait to hear the stories and see the pics...if Cindy takes any:)"
     

    The Burrows

    Wed Mar 25 07:33:09 EDT 2009

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    "What a great thing you're doing Tom! Best of luck on the day of the race! Beth"
     

    Beth Garner

    Mon Apr 13 07:53:18 EDT 2009

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    "in memory of victor, from uncle brent"
     

    David Miller

    Fri Aug 26 10:13:49 EDT 2016

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    "Forza, Gabriella!"
     

    Christopher McGuire

    Thu Sep 01 06:56:01 EDT 2016

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    "Good Luck in your upcoming race! Sending lots of love, Anna and Chris Clavin "
     

    Anusuya Suresh

    Wed Sep 14 03:55:40 EDT 2016

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    "Hope this will help someone who really need it. "
     

    Eric Roth

    Wed Sep 14 06:15:49 EDT 2016

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    "Good news on your treatment! In God's time, not ours. So very happy that things are turning around! "
     

    Vivian Leonard

    Thu Sep 15 07:25:41 EDT 2016

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    "So proud of all the Woodson walkers; and especially Anna Stribling."
     

    Janice Falco

    Tue Sep 20 05:13:11 EDT 2016

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    "Love you Debbie ! :-)"
     

    Vivian Leonard

    Thu Sep 22 08:31:21 EDT 2016

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    "Light the Night Cornhole Tournament"
     

    Ms. Jeanette Csajko

    Thu Sep 22 12:46:05 EDT 2016

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    "Goooo McKenzie!! Proud of you, sweet girl! We love you "
     

    Dr. Loren Herman

    Sat Sep 24 12:51:06 EDT 2016

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    "Go G!"
     

    Christopher McGuire

    Sat Sep 24 06:35:39 EDT 2016

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    "GO Gabriella! "
     

    Christopher McGuire

    Tue Sep 27 11:51:46 EDT 2016

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    "This donation is from Sasikala Subramanian! All the best!"
     

    Eric Roth

    Sun Oct 02 06:08:47 EDT 2016

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    "Good luck!"
     

    Eric Roth

    Sun Oct 02 08:46:40 EDT 2016

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    "Good luck G! You got this! :)"
     

    Christopher McGuire

    Mon Oct 03 04:34:13 EDT 2016

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    "Way to go MC! The finish line is the target and we know you can do it ! "
     

    Eric Roth

    Sat Oct 08 06:51:43 EDT 2016

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    "In Memory of David's 57th Birthday"
     

    Mary Ellen Kennedy

    Wed Oct 12 06:42:18 EDT 2016

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    "In Loving Memory of David"
     

    Mary Ellen Kennedy

    Wed Oct 12 06:45:31 EDT 2016

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    "Thank you Anna!"
     

    Janice Falco

    Sun Oct 16 06:07:20 EDT 2016

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    "congratulations on completing #3 !"
     

    Eric Roth

    Sun Oct 23 11:56:04 EDT 2016

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    "You rock G!"
     

    Christopher McGuire

    Wed Nov 02 02:58:31 EDT 2016

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    "Forever in our hearts. "
     

    Mary Ellen Kennedy

    Tue Nov 08 10:07:24 EST 2016

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    "Very happy to support you and this cause...Way to go..."
     

    Linda Schroer

    Wed Jan 25 06:34:00 EST 2017

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    "Keep up the good work Suprit Bodla."
     

    Linda Schroer

    Wed Jan 25 07:23:34 EST 2017

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    "A laudable effort for a good cause Wish you all the best Suprit."
     

    Linda Schroer

    Wed Jan 25 10:40:16 EST 2017

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    "Great initiative Suprit, great job..!"
     

    Linda Schroer

    Thu Jan 26 09:41:19 EST 2017

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    "Please credit the marketing efforts of Suprit Bodla - Charter school of Wilmington."
     

    Linda Schroer

    Tue Jan 31 04:45:56 EST 2017

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    "Good luck suprit bodla"
     

    Linda Schroer

    Wed Feb 01 12:51:24 EST 2017

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    "Helping hands will always get help. All the best !37"
     

    Linda Schroer

    Wed Feb 01 05:38:27 EST 2017

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    "Good Work."
     

    Linda Schroer

    Thu Feb 16 01:21:21 EST 2017

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    "Hey suprit, We appreciate your kind efforts towards this soulful campaign, wishing u all the luck in reaching ur goal Shruthi&sudhakar"
     

    Linda Schroer

    Sat Feb 18 01:30:13 EST 2017

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    "good work suprit :-)"
     

    Linda Schroer

    Sat Feb 18 03:40:36 EST 2017

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    "This is a really great cause! Amazing job Holly!!! "
     

    BIJU & Rachel Joy

    Sun Mar 12 05:51:01 EDT 2017

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    "Great job, great cause!"
     

    BIJU & Rachel Joy

    Fri Mar 17 02:59:12 EDT 2017

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    "Good for you Hayley, hope you reach your goal!!"
     

    Richard Stangel

    Tue Mar 28 01:09:50 EDT 2017

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    "Good work Holly. Too many of my friends have been lost to some form of cancer. David Scaff"
     

    BIJU & Rachel Joy

    Fri May 19 03:36:54 EDT 2017

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    "Thank you for doing this! Such an awesome cause!"
     

    BIJU & Rachel Joy

    Fri May 19 06:22:40 EDT 2017

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    "Good luck with your goal!!!"
     

    Mary Ellen Kennedy

    Sat Sep 24 11:43:36 EDT 2016

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    "Good luck with training, friend!"
     

    Christopher McGuire

    Wed Aug 24 03:24:49 EDT 2016

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    "Light the Night Euchre Tournament fundraising"
     

    Ms. Jeanette Csajko

    Wed Aug 17 09:36:14 EDT 2016

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    "Always keeping you and Victor in heart. A very dear friend of mine has a daughter, 19, now fighting this horrible disease. Praying everyday for them. Please continue to fight for the cause so others survive!!!"
     

    David Miller

    Fri Aug 12 12:25:52 EDT 2016

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    "Good Luck Daniel!!!"
     

    Anusuya Suresh

    Wed Jul 20 04:18:08 EDT 2016

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    "All the best G! -KK"
     

    Christopher McGuire

    Thu Jul 14 01:56:03 EDT 2016

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    "Better late than never!"
     

    Louis Fasano

    Wed Jul 13 11:25:40 EDT 2016

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    "Congratulations on doing this!"
     

    Louis Fasano

    Thu Jun 30 04:37:16 EDT 2016

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    "This is in honor of Leon Sachs who is signed up for Team in Training"
     

    Louis Fasano

    Thu Jun 30 02:48:00 EDT 2016

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    "Good luck with training - it's a wonderful personal effort for you, and for the fight of this dreaded disease. Best wishes, Pat and Richard"
     

    Louis Fasano

    Wed Jun 29 03:29:52 EDT 2016

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    "Next year in Kona"
     

    Louis Fasano

    Wed Jun 29 09:28:30 EDT 2016

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    "Leon, Good luck with your training! You've found a worthy cause. We're proud of you. Love, Bob, Darlene and Elissa"
     

    Louis Fasano

    Tue Jun 28 01:34:51 EDT 2016

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    "Go Leon"
     

    Louis Fasano

    Tue Jun 28 11:38:25 EDT 2016

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    "So great that you are doing this!"
     

    Louis Fasano

    Tue Jun 28 09:30:10 EDT 2016

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    "Go Leon!"
     

    Louis Fasano

    Mon Jun 27 11:06:23 EDT 2016

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    "I love you and I am so proud of you for raising money for Courage for Katie. Praying for a cure. "
     

    Dr. Loren Herman

    Thu Jun 02 10:00:29 EDT 2016

  •  
    "My father Larry Smith died at the age of 59 years from Leukemia."
     

    James Kokoris

    Wed Jun 01 11:24:56 EDT 2016

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    "Got it in just under the wire! ;) Thanks for another month of loaning me your bike! I so appreciate it."
     

    Frances Garwood

    Wed Jan 01 12:19:18 EST 2014

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    "Kristi, I'm gonna donate every month in appreciation for the loaner bike. Thank you for your generosity and for raising money for LLS!"
     

    Frances Garwood

    Tue Nov 19 12:20:22 EST 2013

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    "You receive when you give to others!"
     

    Sun Oct 13 09:05:57 EDT 2013

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    "I Believe in Holly Meyer Lucas!"
     

    BIJU & Rachel Joy

    Mon Apr 24 12:12:22 EDT 2017

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    "Donation Of 10% Of Sales From Whimsy Crown / LLS Event In Rialto "
     

    BIJU & Rachel Joy

    Tue Apr 18 11:07:50 EDT 2017

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    "Good luck Hayley, a very worthy cause."
     

    Richard Stangel

    Sat Mar 18 01:33:48 EDT 2017

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    "In memory of my Uncle Jim Johnson. (Jimmy to my mom) Holly- you are amazing!"
     

    BIJU & Rachel Joy

    Tue Mar 14 11:17:02 EDT 2017

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    "Go Holly! "
     

    BIJU & Rachel Joy

    Mon Mar 13 02:11:53 EDT 2017

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    "Thanks for all that you are doing to help kick cancer in its stupid face !"
     

    BIJU & Rachel Joy

    Sat Mar 11 06:08:06 EST 2017

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    "Good work Suprit well done thank you for giving us opportunity to donate "
     

    Linda Schroer

    Fri Mar 10 11:03:31 EST 2017

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    "Happy to help."
     

    Linda Schroer

    Tue Feb 07 04:58:08 EST 2017

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    "Good Work👍🏼"
     

    Linda Schroer

    Mon Feb 06 04:03:07 EST 2017

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    "Super Bowl Squares for a Cause supports your wonderful fundraising efforts over the years - GO BILL! "
     

    Lyle Mahler

    Mon Feb 06 11:20:50 EST 2017

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    "Great Initiative Suprit!!"
     

    Linda Schroer

    Mon Feb 06 11:00:28 EST 2017

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    "GOD BLESS EVERYONE"
     

    Linda Schroer

    Wed Feb 01 01:18:54 EST 2017

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    "This is for social cause"
     

    Linda Schroer

    Tue Jan 31 01:56:08 EST 2017

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    "Good Job Suprit"
     

    Linda Schroer

    Mon Jan 30 10:25:04 EST 2017

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    "You are doing great job suprit, I really appreciate you for your work. Keep up the good work you are doing. "
     

    Linda Schroer

    Thu Jan 26 06:15:16 EST 2017

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    "Keep up the good work Suprit."
     

    Linda Schroer

    Thu Jan 26 03:41:42 EST 2017

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    "Good Job Suprit. Keep Up great Initiative."
     

    Linda Schroer

    Thu Jan 26 03:17:00 EST 2017

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    "Good Work Supreet."
     

    Linda Schroer

    Thu Jan 26 02:34:29 EST 2017

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    "Nice job!"
     

    Linda Schroer

    Thu Jan 26 02:26:39 EST 2017

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    "Great initiative!!!"
     

    Linda Schroer

    Thu Jan 26 01:26:30 EST 2017

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    "Shourie Kondagari Suffered a lot with Cancer. He was a fighter when he was hospitalized. Miss him so much."
     

    Linda Schroer

    Thu Jan 26 12:47:45 EST 2017

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    "Good job Suprit volunteering for a crucial cause !! "
     

    Linda Schroer

    Thu Jan 26 11:30:45 EST 2017

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    "Good Luck Sandra!!!!"
     

    Mary Ellen Kennedy

    Wed Nov 23 09:38:40 EST 2016

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    "Good luck Sandra!!!"
     

    Mary Ellen Kennedy

    Tue Nov 15 11:58:09 EST 2016

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    "Love you and your drive to use your passion to support others. So proud of you for working through the injuries and always staying positive- You show everyone around you what running with a purpose looks like! "
     

    Mary Ellen Kennedy

    Thu Nov 10 03:34:03 EST 2016

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    "Have a great race Sandra! "
     

    Mary Ellen Kennedy

    Thu Nov 10 08:18:55 EST 2016

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    "Good luck Sandra! We know you'll do awesome. Know it's been a hard training but it'll all be worth it when you cross that finish line! Love you! "
     

    Mary Ellen Kennedy

    Wed Nov 09 08:10:41 EST 2016

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    "Push On ! Thanks. For being an Inspiration to all of us , Love You ! "
     

    Mary Ellen Kennedy

    Tue Nov 08 07:06:26 EST 2016

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    "In Loving Memory of David"
     

    Mary Ellen Kennedy

    Thu Oct 27 07:58:03 EDT 2016

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    "In Loving Memory of David"
     

    Mary Ellen Kennedy

    Thu Oct 27 07:53:45 EDT 2016

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    "Miss you Dad everyday.."
     

    James Kokoris

    Sat Oct 22 11:40:52 EDT 2016

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    "I miss you my sweet brother. Your light went out way too early!!!"
     

    Redcell Corporation

    Tue Oct 18 07:56:23 EDT 2016

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    "Proud of you Anna!"
     

    Janice Falco

    Fri Oct 14 10:16:25 EDT 2016

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    "For my loving Sister Rosie who was take from us too soon. Her battle was short but she gave it her all! "
     

    Robert Swanson

    Sat Oct 08 12:05:52 EDT 2016

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    "Great Cause! Good Luck Anna. We love you. Aunt Kathleen, Uncle John, Bridget and Maeve"
     

    Janice Falco

    Fri Oct 07 10:42:28 EDT 2016

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    "This is a Great cause, Hopefully finding a cure is on the horizon. "
     

    Eric Roth

    Wed Oct 05 03:22:51 EDT 2016

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    "Good luck, G!"
     

    Christopher McGuire

    Fri Sep 30 04:35:39 EDT 2016

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    "Go Beans!"
     

    Christopher McGuire

    Fri Sep 30 04:26:28 EDT 2016

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    "Sharon you are missed everyday. You have inspired so many people to fight leukemia like you did, with strength and beauty. We love you girlfriend! The Heberts, Grant, Ginger & Aubrie Rose "
     

    Thu Sep 29 06:00:35 EDT 2016

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    "Anna, so proud of you"
     

    Janice Falco

    Thu Sep 29 05:28:20 EDT 2016

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    "...an extra dollar just to beat your sister. :) save lives, for real!!!"
     

    Christopher McGuire

    Tue Sep 27 08:32:31 EDT 2016

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    "You go girl!"
     

    Christopher McGuire

    Tue Sep 27 06:15:03 EDT 2016

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    "Good Luck, Daniel, and don't worry about the rest of your team...where you lead, they will follow... Best, Tim & Cyd"
     

    Anusuya Suresh

    Mon Sep 26 11:06:03 EDT 2016

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    "Good luck man!"
     

    Eric Roth

    Tue Sep 13 10:39:34 EDT 2016

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    "Good luck Daniel and Donnie! What a wonderful experience to enjoy as a father and son! Many cherished memories and accomplshments! So appreciate your support and efforts in finding a cure for blood cancers!"
     

    Anusuya Suresh

    Tue Sep 13 10:22:59 EDT 2016

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    "Way to go McKenzie"
     

    Dr. Loren Herman

    Mon Sep 12 07:14:04 EDT 2016

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    "Best of luck!"
     

    Eric Roth

    Thu Sep 08 01:34:27 EDT 2016

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    "YAY for Lorna Sullivan - the Pineapple Princess!! Love, Chad, Jen, and Bradley McKaskle"
     

    Kenneth Beck

    Thu Sep 08 01:30:26 EDT 2016

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    "Go G!!"
     

    Christopher McGuire

    Mon Aug 29 03:08:42 EDT 2016

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    "It hits home working with leukemia and lymphoma patients everyday now... Forza! "
     

    Christopher McGuire

    Mon Aug 15 11:46:07 EDT 2016

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    "Go Gabriella!"
     

    Christopher McGuire

    Mon Aug 15 06:52:56 EDT 2016

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    "Superstar! So proud of you, G$! "
     

    Christopher McGuire

    Mon Aug 15 06:42:11 EDT 2016

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    "Proud of you for doing this G! I witness first hand the effects cancer has on people and am happy to support you in such a worthy cause. Run like the wind!"
     

    Christopher McGuire

    Mon Aug 15 06:34:56 EDT 2016

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    "Best of luck out in Chicago! "
     

    Christopher McGuire

    Mon Aug 15 06:27:57 EDT 2016

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    "Walk hard!"
     

    Ms. Jeanette Csajko

    Mon Jun 06 11:18:08 EDT 2016

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    "Let's raise up the lantern and lift up our spirit to fight on! Have a good walk Molly and thank you for the opportunity to be part of this great event."
     

    James Kokoris

    Sun Oct 16 02:32:51 EDT 2016

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    "Good luck, Hayley! We love you. Love, Aunt Jen, Uncle Rob, & Alyssa"
     

    Richard Stangel

    Wed Mar 29 09:10:20 EDT 2017

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    "Holly, you are woman of the year to me already. You are a wife, a mother, and a successful business woman, yet somehow you find the time to support every cause that comes your way. You are the type of woman who will change the world for other women by showing us how to build each other up and and celebrate each other's successes. I do not know anyone more deserving of the title "woman of the year" than you. Best wishes, Becky Spurlin"
     

    BIJU & Rachel Joy

    Sat Mar 25 09:57:32 EDT 2017

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    "Thank you."
     

    BIJU & Rachel Joy

    Thu Mar 09 03:20:30 EST 2017

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    "Thank you for giving us the opportunity and hope cancer dies forever. We Tanjavoor's pray for the well of everyone to heave a peace and prosperous life."
     

    Linda Schroer

    Wed Jan 25 05:20:25 EST 2017

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    "Great initiative, keep doing good things Suprit."
     

    Linda Schroer

    Wed Jan 25 04:56:52 EST 2017

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $4,815.00 | Goal: $4,700.00
 
102 %

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

In Honor of

Jon Kelley

My Thanks To

Jason Freeman $500.00
Thomas Cushing $400.00
Marie Lenihan $300.00
Charnjit Singh $250.00
Margaret Lenihan $200.00
Quest Diagnostics $100.00
Linda Schroer $100.00
Giovanni Graceffa $100.00
Debra,Madison,Montana Kle... $100.00
Redcell Corporation $100.00
Steven Kelly $100.00
Susan O'Connor $100.00
Gail O'Brien Gaffney $100.00
Jeb McEachern $100.00
Robert Swanson $75.00
Peter Dowd $75.00
Steven Benjamin $60.00
Richard Stangel $50.00
BIJU & Rachel Joy $50.00
Kimberly Herman $50.00
Joseph McCann $50.00
Robert Fitch $50.00
matt Goetz $50.00
Vivian Leonard $50.00
Marvin Moster $50.00
Joseph Abatemarco $50.00
Mitchell Wiener $50.00
Patricia Morse $50.00
Stanley Blackman $50.00
Salvatore Lucchese $50.00
Gregory Dancy $50.00
Christopher Vacca $50.00
Beth Garner $50.00
Roy Dhawan $50.00
The Burrows $50.00
Saralyn Vasile $50.00
Vicki Birkhahn $50.00
William Sauberman $50.00
Robert Kaplan $50.00
Alex & Beth Paley $50.00
Donald Skorka $50.00
Jonathan Packman $50.00
Elizabeth Bouahll $50.00
Catherine Frisch $40.00
Joseph Rabinowitz $35.00
Christine Goutzas Varasan... $30.00
Garth Gentilin $30.00
Dr. Loren Herman $30.00
Stephanie Chambers $25.00
Kathleen Dunn $25.00
Wei Xue $25.00
Dorothy Veron $25.00
Debbie Jonason $25.00
Lyle Mahler $25.00
Kenneth Ditata $25.00
Michael Wagner $25.00
Lee Affonso $25.00
The Schwartz Family $25.00
Ms. Jeanette Csajko $25.00
Tobi Wechsler $25.00
Janice Falco $25.00
William O'Brien $25.00
Susan Gould $25.00
Sheena Cherian $25.00
Mary Ellen Kennedy $25.00
Patricia Reilly $25.00
Kathleen Verini $25.00
Terri Nappi $25.00
David Miller $25.00
Edward Judge $25.00
William Krotz $25.00
James Kokoris $25.00
Joseph Vacca $25.00
Anusuya Suresh $25.00
Patricia Cushing $25.00
Bonnie & Howie Riegler $25.00
The Goff Family $25.00
William Jacobs $25.00
J Farraday $25.00
Matthew Cushing $25.00
Donald Russo $25.00
Mark Mianulli $25.00
wendy browne $25.00
Patricia Eysser $25.00
Robert Walsh $20.00
John Piteris $20.00
James Thomas $20.00
Masaru Kobayashi $20.00
Eric Roth $20.00
Paul Voight $20.00
Christopher McGuire $20.00
Louis Fasano $20.00
Seung Dal Han Lee $20.00
Paul Goldblatt $20.00
Anne-Marie Nataro $20.00
Caroline Danziger $18.00
Lora Jakowlew $15.00
Kenneth Beck $15.00
Frances Garwood $15.00
Paul Heimowitz $10.00
Belle Weiss $10.00
Matthew Cushing $10.00
Marie Meinhardt $10.00
Neal Mallor $10.00
Kenneth Steffens $10.00
John Aguanno $10.00
Mary Masterson Keevins $10.00