My Fundraising Page

2 months to go!
Jul 26, 2010 by Lauren Kate

Hi everyone,


Thanks to all of you who have already donated. Your contributions are so appreciated by the LLS and the people battling blood cancers. Since I began training two months ago, I go to practice with the team every Sunday morning.


Before we run, we often hear from people living with with blood cancers, our "honor teammates." It's incredible to listen to their stories, to feel their strength as they share, and to get a real sense of how much the LLS's research does to save and enhance the qualities of their lives.


Last week, we heard from a woman named Grace, who has been lymphoma-free for six years. She goes to get her blood tested every three months and she said that when she sits in the doctors office and waits for the results, she pictures all of the Team in Training members she's encountered since she was diagnosed. She thinks about how much TNT contributions have done to keep her alive.


I think when I'm running the half marathon on September 5th, I'll have a picture of Grace in my mind. I am halfway into my training (a 6 mile run this morning!) and am a third of the way through my fundraising goal. If you haven't already donated and you'd like to, any contribution would be wonderful. Thanks in advance from me and from people like Grace!


Lauren





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My Fundraising Page
May 03, 2010 by Lauren Kate

Racing to Save Lives


Hello and thanks for visiting my Team In Training home page!


I'm training to run a half-marathon on September 5, 2010. The race takes place on the very majestic grounds of Disneyland, and the group I will be running with is called Team In Training. Team in Training helps raise funds to research treatment and cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma.


I am running in honor of all people battling blood cancers, but also in special memory of my grandfather, Edward Victor Velevis, who died last January from leukemia. My whole life, every time I called Grandpa Vic to tell him how things were going, he would say the same words right before he hung up the phone: "Lauren, you make it happen."


As I embark on my training for the half-marathon, I'm keeping Grandpa Vic's words in mind, and I hope my participation in this event will help "make it happen" for others who are suffering from blood cancers.


I know that many of us have been affected by some form of cancer and can recognize the importance of foundations like the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. If you can, please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission. Any amount will help, even if it's only $5 or $10. I'll appreciate whatever you can give!


I've never done anything like this before and am excited--and a little nervous--to begin training. Thanks very much for your support!


Lauren



http://laurenkatebooks.net/

http://twitter.com/laurenkatebooks


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Supporter Comments

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    "good luck and run fast!"
     

    randi abbani

    Mon May 10 05:48:55 EDT 2010

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    "Hi Lauren! It's awesome that you're running this race for such a great cause! Glad to help. I don't know if we can choose which book we get but I would LOVE an ARC of Torment. Loved Fallen!"
     

    Chloe P.

    Thu Jul 29 09:42:58 EDT 2010

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    "You're doing an fantastic thing, Lauren! I'm a book blogger and huge fan of Fallen. I always love to see my favorite authors giving their time and work so generously to great causes like this. I was diagnosed with Leukemia a few years ago, and I know things would be very different for me without organizations like the LLS and Team in Training! Go, Lauren! You can do it!! :)"
     

    Becky Vosburg

    Fri Jul 30 04:43:39 EDT 2010

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    "Good luck with the 1/2 marathon. I am training with TNT for the full Portland Marathon on 10/10/10. Also good luck with the fundraising."
     

    Ariel Haffey

    Sat Jul 31 06:11:23 EDT 2010

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    "Good luck!"
     

    Samantha Spinetti

    Sun Aug 01 09:38:23 EDT 2010

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    "Lauren, It was great to meet you on the run. If you have time, send me a book, but it looks like they're in every outlet. Good luck with the next one!"
     

    John Kralik

    Wed Sep 08 10:32:56 EDT 2010

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    "So glad we have been able to train together! Thanks for the book :) Best of luck on Sunday - I know you'll do great! xoxo"
     

    Sarah Bederman

    Mon Aug 30 06:36:48 EDT 2010

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    "You can do it! "
     

    Ruta Rimas

    Tue Aug 17 11:58:27 EDT 2010

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    "Good Luck :)"
     

    Iris Y.

    Mon Aug 16 10:57:33 EDT 2010

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    "Great cause, and best of luck!"
     

    Jeff andf Michelle Yanover

    Mon Aug 16 07:15:50 EDT 2010

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    "You are doing a great thing here! So many people have been touched by cancer either directly or indirectly!!! Thank you for what you are doing!"
     

    Anna Cloninger

    Wed Aug 11 10:12:12 EDT 2010

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    "Way to go Lauren!"
     

    Cari's Book Blog

    Mon Aug 09 10:48:12 EDT 2010

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    "I had Hodgkin's lymphoma and have been cancer free now for five years. I may not have much money, but what I do have I want to help others who were not as lucky as I was."
     

    Lesley Jones

    Fri Aug 06 09:53:10 EDT 2010

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    "Go TEAM!"
     

    Kieryn Nicolas

    Thu Aug 05 01:08:28 EDT 2010

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    "What a great cause Lauren! :D as a reader and a fan, I think what you're doing is wonderful!"
     

    Christina Derwee

    Mon Aug 02 12:36:21 EDT 2010

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    "Good Luck Lauren!!!!"
     

    Jessica Mesh

    Mon Aug 02 12:29:40 EDT 2010

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    "Thanks for doing this, my niece had non hodgkins lymphoma at the age of 19. She is 5 years cancer free because of the great medical care she received. Have a great run! "
     

    Amy Bloom

    Thu Jul 29 08:56:43 EDT 2010

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    "Lauren, What you are doing is amazing, Thank you!! My grandfather died Oct 30th 2008 and I miss him more than I can even describe. I hope that you reach your goal and while my donation is small it�s what I can afford, I hope it helps. If there is anything else that I can do to help I live in Southern California, don't hesitate to call or email. Thank you again. Sam Lynn Koontz-Carbajal Sunkistedbyadam@aol.com 951-836-0595"
     

    Sam Koontz

    Wed Jul 28 06:19:01 EDT 2010

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    "Sad that I saw your Twitter and was reminded -- sorry for the delay! Good luck with the training and the race! I know you'll kick butt, no question."
     

    LC

    Wed Jul 28 05:09:54 EDT 2010

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    "Good luck with your run!"
     

    Nichole Hayashida

    Wed Jul 28 04:58:12 EDT 2010

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    "For Grandpa Vic! Go Lauren!"
     

    Paul McKay

    Sat Jul 17 12:46:26 EDT 2010

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    "Good luck Lauren!"
     

    Greg and Erin Ferguson

    Wed Jun 30 03:26:36 EDT 2010

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    "Go Lauren! We love you!"
     

    Amanda and Franklin Bass

    Fri May 21 02:12:32 EDT 2010

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    "Go Lauren!!!"
     

    Anne Mobley Butler

    Tue May 11 09:32:05 EDT 2010

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    "Yay Lauren! Good Luck!"
     

    Kate Davis

    Sun May 09 03:20:53 EDT 2010

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    "MIH--Make it Happen!! Go, Lauren!"
     

    Lexa Hillyer

    Sun May 09 10:42:11 EDT 2010

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    "From one author to another, go kick butt at that marathon! I'll be rooting for you here in California! Good luck! : )"
     

    Kate Hegarty

    Thu Aug 19 11:50:46 EDT 2010

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    "Good luck on the race! A very good friend of mine just did the Rock 'n Roll full marathon with Team in Training in Seattle last month. It was life changing for her and I'm sure it will be for you, too. P.S. Loved Fallen, can't wait for Torment!"
     

    Jeannie Lewis

    Fri Jul 30 10:35:08 EDT 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,388.00 | Goal: $2,200.00
 
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