My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Oct 09, 2008 by Hannah Lees

Racing to Save Lives


Welcome to my Team In Training home page!


I will be participating in a Triathlon (running, biking and swimming). This is an endurance event I never envisioned myself involved in. The training is extensive especially with asthma. Fortunately Im not in it alone; Im part of a supportive and encouraging team. It would take something really significant to motivate me to even attempt such a feat. Finding a cure for the many forms of blood cancer may seem noble, but when I experienced the life and death of Tom Hockney to Leukemia it became personal. It is in his honor that I am participating in this event.


Tom Hockney was a wonderful man. He was a great husband to Jackie, a loving father to his sons, Jason and Jonathan, and a true friend to my family. I remember visiting him in the hospital the day before they took him off life support. He was in a drug induced coma and the only things keeping him alive were the machines. His was a long and painful battle. Tom passed away the day after our visit. I cannot imagine life without my Dad. After Tom's death all I could think about was the loss and loneliness his family must have felt. To have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people battling these cancers and their families is simply indescribable. These people are the real heroes on our team


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training is raising funds through this Triathlon. The search for a cure for Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin Lymphoma and Myeloma will all benefit from this event. Your donation to support my participation in Team In Training will help advance LLS mission.


Visit my web site often to check on my progress. I seek not only your financial support, but your prayers and encouragement also. Some days putting one foot in front of another is hard enough. When those feet have to move fast it can be a real challenge. Thank you for your involvement in any way as I strive to cross the finish line.


Thank You <3

~Hannah


Please check out my Training Blog to see my progress as I prepare for the race!

http://hklees.blogspot.com/

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Supporter Comments

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    "FUCK CANCER! Kyra, Im extremely proud of you! "
     

    Johnny Turco

    Wed Dec 05 12:28:34 EST 2012

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    "Dear Kyra may you continue to be the special person that you are and to remain in God's grace! "
     

    Johnny Turco

    Sun Dec 16 09:41:37 EST 2012

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    "You are AMAZING!"
     

    Johnny Turco

    Thu Jan 03 01:34:49 EST 2013

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    "Kyra: What you're doing is awesome! Best of luck on the Run! Dennis S."
     

    Johnny Turco

    Thu Jan 03 03:55:13 EST 2013

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    "My mom battled Stage 1 Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma last year. Thankfully she is in "unofficial" remission now. I admire and respect this organization and am honored to contribute in my mom's honor! "
     

    Fri May 03 09:01:52 EDT 2013

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    "Good luck, Jeff - you're doing a great thing!"
     

    Colbert Fennelly

    Thu May 09 07:15:38 EDT 2013

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    "We will see you at the starting line Jeff!"
     

    Colbert Fennelly

    Thu May 09 10:26:43 EDT 2013

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    "Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us....Heb 12:1-2"
     

    Tue May 21 06:59:04 EDT 2013

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    "Mathematical! "
     

    Anonymous

    Fri Jan 02 07:38:34 EST 2009

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    "For my brother, who fought AML with all he had. His wife-loving care giver and how his son and family was by his side. We love you Frankie, miss you always- in our hearts and thoughts to live on "
     

    Anonymous

    Tue Oct 01 10:35:25 EDT 2013

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    "Have a good walk."
     

    John Vassallo

    Wed Sep 18 07:51:09 EDT 2013

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    "God Bless You!"
     

    John Vassallo

    Fri Sep 27 01:32:51 EDT 2013

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    "Jackie, continued good health. Love, Bobbie"
     

    Jessica Dixon

    Tue Sep 24 11:42:28 EDT 2013

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    "Sorry ilm missing the Walk this year. I'll be thinking of you all. Love you! Xox"
     

    Jessica Dixon

    Fri Oct 04 11:03:07 EDT 2013

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    "Your support is priceless!"
     

    Sean Kennedy

    Fri Oct 04 09:47:05 EDT 2013

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    "We are so proud of you. You deserve only the best!"
     

    Sean Kennedy

    Tue Oct 08 07:28:37 EDT 2013

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    "For this and future birthdays!"
     

    Sean Kennedy

    Sat Oct 12 12:34:33 EDT 2013

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    "We have been, and will still be with you through this and your full recovery."
     

    Ryan Sivley

    Sun Sep 22 09:30:55 EDT 2013

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    "This is a great cause, and I'm happy you are raising money & awareness for it. We love you. Love, Aunt Shannon, Uncle Jim, Danny & Matt"
     

    Thu Oct 03 12:38:22 EDT 2013

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    "Thanks to all who came out for our first Chicago fundraiser! Great work!"
     

    Kevin Costello

    Thu Nov 07 10:54:39 EST 2013

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    "Congratulations Hannah! You're doing a very wonderful thing that you'll remember forever. I wish ya all the best, as always :)"
     

    Patrick Jensen

    Tue Feb 24 08:07:13 EST 2009

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    "3 Happy rocks! Go Hannah!"
     

    Terry, Michelle and Frank

    Sun Mar 01 04:27:55 EST 2009

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    "Three happy rocks, please!!! Go, Hannah, go!"
     

    Steve, Sue and Nick

    Mon Mar 02 05:44:00 EST 2009

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    "Go Hannah!"
     

    Sue Lansil (Happy Rock)

    Mon Mar 09 06:09:56 EDT 2009

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    "Happy Rocks!!!! Great idea, Hannah!! :)"
     

    Brooke Beane

    Thu Mar 12 01:04:55 EDT 2009

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    "Thank you for taking care of me, Hannah! You're the best!!!! Good luck with the race - I wanna see pics =)"
     

    Sputnik

    Tue Mar 17 08:17:33 EDT 2009

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    "For rocks for kids! It's amazing that you're doing that!"
     

    Sean Kennedy

    Thu Mar 19 06:08:57 EDT 2009

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    "Proud of you for participating in this Kelsey! Love, Mom, Dad and Kevin"
     

    Mon Oct 12 07:35:24 EDT 2015

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    "Timothy"
     

    Tue Oct 13 08:08:15 EDT 2015

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    "Timothy"
     

    Thu Feb 18 03:44:40 EST 2016

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    "go Hannah go! We're praying for you."
     

    Dennis G.

    Wed Mar 25 12:58:16 EDT 2009

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    "All the best to you Hannah and all your team, a wonderful time."
     

    Colbert Fennelly

    Thu Mar 26 01:00:28 EDT 2009

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    "go hannnnah!"
     

    Anonymous

    Thu Mar 26 06:19:34 EDT 2009

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    "Olympics Fundraiser winnings- CONGRATS bronze medalist! You are an amazing fundraising running champion! Great job this season! "
     

    Veronica Williams

    Sun Aug 21 08:10:14 EDT 2016

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    "Great job this season Jess! "
     

    Veronica Williams

    Wed Aug 31 06:37:28 EDT 2016

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    "Best of luck at the Chicago Marathon, Jessica! Hope you have an awesome run! Prayers for Maya!"
     

    Veronica Williams

    Wed Aug 31 08:33:45 EDT 2016

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    "And again!!! I'm awarding myself the Jess Faris Triple Crown donation award &#128120;&#127995;"
     

    Veronica Williams

    Sat Sep 10 03:23:48 EDT 2016

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    "You got this, JStew! I'll be cheering you on from Memphis xx"
     

    Veronica Williams

    Wed Sep 21 01:01:12 EDT 2016

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    "What an important cause; so proud of the miles you have (literally) run to raise awareness and funds for a cure. I'm so proud to support you and to be your friend! "
     

    Veronica Williams

    Mon Sep 26 11:36:08 EDT 2016

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    "We are so very proud of you!!"
     

    Jeff & Brie

    Tue Apr 28 01:40:42 EDT 2009

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    "We are so proud of all the time & effort you have put into this event, the training and the fundraising. It has been wonderful to see all the people supporting you by their encouragement, prayers, actions and finances. This network of people was drawn to helping the LLS because of the impact Tom Hockney had on your life. He was a tremendous man whose faith in God was tangible to everyone he encountered before and during the time Leukemia came into his life. In the midst of his pain he would offer comfort to other patients, their loved ones, the doctors and staff. He was quite the celebrity wherever his treatment took him. I know he would be touched and honored that you put yourself on the line physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually to achieve the goal of completing the Triathlon AND raising the funds to find a cure for LLS. Please distribute Happy Rocks with this donation. "
     

    Dad & Mom

    Tue Apr 28 07:45:51 EDT 2009

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    "Thanks for doing this!"
     

    Costuming on Hollywood Blvd

    Thu Sep 15 02:05:23 EDT 2016

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    "To the loving memory of our dear nephew."
     

    Costuming on Hollywood Blvd

    Sun Sep 25 08:47:24 EDT 2016

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    "In memory of a very special man- husband, father, friend and mentor and to honor this amazing team for making this tribute possible"
     

    Costuming on Hollywood Blvd

    Sun Oct 02 08:31:15 EDT 2016

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    "In loving memory to our dear friend Dr. Brad Perlstein. We hope that your struggle will help those who are fighting insidious blood diseases in the future. We pray for cures."
     

    Costuming on Hollywood Blvd

    Sun Oct 02 10:34:01 EDT 2016

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    "Thank you for treating us as family."
     

    Costuming on Hollywood Blvd

    Wed Oct 05 03:23:48 EDT 2016

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    "Even though we only shared a handful of moments , they will always be remembered !"
     

    Costuming on Hollywood Blvd

    Fri Oct 07 04:28:53 EDT 2016

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    "In loving memory of a good friend and great person."
     

    Costuming on Hollywood Blvd

    Fri Oct 21 05:50:06 EDT 2016

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    "Thanks for joining the team! "
     

    Thu Oct 20 01:47:00 EDT 2016

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    "Looking forward to walking with you tonight! "
     

    Fri Oct 21 09:25:04 EDT 2016

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    "Thanks for doing this. I wish I could go!! "
     

    Tue Sep 27 08:17:11 EDT 2016

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    "He was such a Great Man. Gone way too soon. I had the pleasure of working for him and getting to know him and his family. For that I am grateful.Go Team Perlstein !!"
     

    Tue Sep 20 08:25:56 EDT 2016

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    "In loving memory of our dear friend Brad."
     

    Costuming on Hollywood Blvd

    Thu Oct 06 11:08:43 EDT 2016

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    "My thoughts and prayers are with you. Wish I could join you!!"
     

    Costuming on Hollywood Blvd

    Fri Sep 23 05:16:01 EDT 2016

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    "What a wonderful idea!"
     

    Costuming on Hollywood Blvd

    Mon Sep 19 10:43:06 EDT 2016

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    "Way to go Jessica! Wish I could be at Quarter Fest. You'll have a blast! Best of luck in Chicago! "
     

    Veronica Williams

    Tue Sep 27 04:48:31 EDT 2016

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    "Jessica, you warm my heart in so many ways!! I am so proud of you I don't have the words to express it. Best of luck with your training and your marathon - go girl!!!! Much love from Mark and me."
     

    Veronica Williams

    Thu Aug 04 02:41:18 EDT 2016

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    "Timothy"
     

    Wed Aug 17 03:50:34 EDT 2016

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    "Timothy"
     

    Thu Jul 21 03:18:39 EDT 2016

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    "Timothy"
     

    Thu Jun 16 02:13:29 EDT 2016

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    "Timothy"
     

    Wed May 18 04:29:12 EDT 2016

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    "Timothy"
     

    Thu Apr 21 04:40:26 EDT 2016

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    "Timothy"
     

    Thu Mar 24 06:41:23 EDT 2016

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    "Timothy"
     

    Thu Mar 24 06:40:59 EDT 2016

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    "Thanks to all who came out to our second Chicago fundraiser!"
     

    Kevin Costello

    Fri Feb 21 05:29:51 EST 2014

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    "Courtney I am very proud of the team for taking up this cause. You've gotten to see first hand what cancer does. By joining the walk you and your team truly do help to save lives. I Love You. Mom "
     

    Tue Oct 08 09:00:17 EDT 2013

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    "My daughter is surviving Lymphoma Cancer, and I wish to dedicate this donation in her honor for her gallant fight with the cancer."
     

    Tue Oct 22 11:51:31 EDT 2013

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    "I've lost some dear people to cancer so I am happy to be able to help my friend raise funds for this great cause. Way to go Mary and all who are walking, donating, assisting, and just being awesome!"
     

    Mon Oct 21 04:34:06 EDT 2013

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    "Proud of you Mary Ann. Love you."
     

    Ryan Sivley

    Sun Sep 22 04:38:32 EDT 2013

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    "To the strongest, most powerful husband in the Universe... my very own "Superman", Brett Chicko! Keep Fighting!!! You are our hero! Love, Mary Ann, Audrey and Evan"
     

    Ryan Sivley

    Fri Sep 20 12:34:36 EDT 2013

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    "Wish I was walking with you!"
     

    Sean Kennedy

    Wed Oct 09 02:04:12 EDT 2013

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    "Much to love to my sister and wonderful brother-in-law! "
     

    Sean Kennedy

    Mon Oct 07 09:00:21 EDT 2013

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    "Kristin, thanks for inviting me to be on your team, Karen"
     

    Logan Gloor

    Tue Sep 17 10:41:43 EDT 2013

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    "You will do awesome! Way to take on one of the most challenging, yet gratifying opportunities!"
     

    Jessica Dixon

    Fri Mar 01 10:14:41 EST 2013

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    "So very proud of you Kris! This is a great cause, and a wonderful effort you're making! Good luck.... and THANK YOU!"
     

    Jessica Dixon

    Fri Mar 01 12:40:16 EST 2013

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    "Love and support! "
     

    Jessica Dixon

    Sat Oct 05 01:20:13 EDT 2013

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    "We love you!!!!"
     

    Jessica Dixon

    Wed Oct 02 11:58:03 EDT 2013

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    "Good work Jackie! "
     

    Jessica Dixon

    Thu Sep 05 12:51:30 EDT 2013

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    "Way to go, Jackie! I'll see if I can make it up there on the 5th! Love to you!"
     

    Jessica Dixon

    Wed Sep 04 06:15:36 EDT 2013

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    "Glad to hear of your continued good health!"
     

    Jessica Dixon

    Wed Sep 04 02:44:39 EDT 2013

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    "Continued good health, With love, Leslie"
     

    Jessica Dixon

    Wed Sep 04 12:34:00 EDT 2013

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    "Go Jackie! It is hard to believe seven years has gone so quick."
     

    Jessica Dixon

    Wed Sep 04 10:43:28 EDT 2013

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    "I too miss my grandmother Daisy Owen and my Uncle Francis. I am blessed to have my father here after his survival and tough time he has had to endure since then. Thank you Mom! Love you all! Thank you all for the prayers and support over the years!"
     

    Anonymous

    Wed Oct 31 10:45:38 EDT 2012

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    "Bring you that horizon, Lynne!"
     

    David Kelley

    Sat Oct 19 11:29:59 EDT 2013

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    "You go girl!"
     

    David Kelley

    Fri Oct 04 12:51:28 EDT 2013

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    "Best of luck Tracy from crossroads brewery!"
     

    Sat Jul 06 06:51:00 EDT 2013

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    "Go Watson!"
     

    Mon May 20 07:53:29 EDT 2013

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    "Friends at Dupont: Anthony, Pete, Jim D., Mike B., Tom A.,& Betty"
     

    Colbert Fennelly

    Wed May 15 01:25:08 EDT 2013

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    "Glad to support this!"
     

    Colbert Fennelly

    Mon May 13 08:44:03 EDT 2013

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    "Uncle Brian is both a hero of many and a legend to all. "Heroes are remembered, legends never die" [Sandlot] and I know he will be watching and laughing as his older brother shaves his head to help save lives. All my love to the Meissner family. "No man is a failure that has friends" [Its a Wonderful Life] God bless "
     

    Colbert Fennelly

    Thu May 09 01:40:34 EDT 2013

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    "Have a good run Jeff!"
     

    Colbert Fennelly

    Thu May 09 10:16:05 EDT 2013

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    "I gotta see what my dad looks like with a shaved head. Great idea for a great cause. Good luck guys."
     

    Colbert Fennelly

    Wed May 08 10:19:06 EDT 2013

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    "Way to go Jeff, Jen, & Mike..."
     

    Colbert Fennelly

    Tue May 07 12:14:42 EDT 2013

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    "You all are doing a great thing and here's to hoping that one day we WILL find a cure for cancer! Praying for your friend's mom during this difficult time."
     

    Jason Thul

    Sat Sep 01 09:07:17 EDT 2012

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    "Smile and enjoy the blessing of racing 140.6 miles, sister! I'll be sending you vibes from now till the finish!"
     

    Mon Jun 10 10:43:07 EDT 2013

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    "Go Pam! Rock it SUPERSTAR!!! I also turned in this donation to be doubled by The Home Depot - so make it count :)"
     

    Mon May 13 02:58:46 EDT 2013

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    "You will always be remembered and missed!!! "
     

    Johnny Turco

    Fri Jan 18 09:36:57 EST 2013

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    "I'm so proud of you Kai! You've come so far in your training and fundraising with such a strong purpose. This is just the beginning :) you've got the bug now to continue in your effforts and to stand by your cause. You have inspired us all and I thank you for your hard work and dedication. Good luck, love you! -Dee "
     

    Johnny Turco

    Tue Jan 08 01:36:27 EST 2013

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    "Stay strong and keep believing. Good luck on your race! "
     

    Johnny Turco

    Tue Jan 01 02:45:08 EST 2013

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    "i'm so proud of you!! "
     

    Johnny Turco

    Tue Jan 01 02:34:48 EST 2013

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    "Go Kyra! You are inspiring, and I love being on the Team with you!"
     

    Johnny Turco

    Sat Dec 29 02:40:33 EST 2012

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    "To the two women of strength that were taken from us in the same year: Mom and May."
     

    Johnny Turco

    Fri Dec 21 03:58:23 EST 2012

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    "GO KYRA....GO TEAM."
     

    Johnny Turco

    Fri Dec 21 01:34:41 EST 2012

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    "Kyra - you embody what Team In Training is all about. You're positive, determined, and energetic. I'm so proud of the progress you've made so far this season - and the best is yet to come! All my best, Coach Dave"
     

    Johnny Turco

    Tue Dec 18 05:48:59 EST 2012

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    "MY Sweet Kyra, It is a joy to train with you! Go girl go! So proud of you!"
     

    Johnny Turco

    Thu Dec 13 01:12:40 EST 2012

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    "What you are doing is awesome!"
     

    Johnny Turco

    Thu Dec 06 04:29:38 EST 2012

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    "I was deeply moved by your thought and heartfelt words! Your mom sounds like an amazing woman! I have no doubt she is brought of the women you and your sister have become. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. TS Lechuga"
     

    Johnny Turco

    Thu Nov 29 04:03:54 EST 2012

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    "Go Kyra Go! "
     

    Johnny Turco

    Sat Nov 24 03:00:32 EST 2012

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    "Good luck with the Marathon!"
     

    Johnny Turco

    Wed Oct 31 12:25:57 EDT 2012

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    "Dear Kyra, Your Beloved Mother would be VERY proud of you in general as well as your spirit of kindness and willingness to help others! Veronika"
     

    Johnny Turco

    Tue Oct 02 07:37:08 EDT 2012

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    "Love you Ky!"
     

    Johnny Turco

    Sat Sep 29 07:58:34 EDT 2012

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    "So proud of you lil Sis <3 "
     

    Johnny Turco

    Thu Sep 27 11:52:25 EDT 2012

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    "Love you & so proud of you. =)"
     

    Johnny Turco

    Thu Sep 20 04:40:23 EDT 2012

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    "I'm so proud of you, Kyra! I can't wait to cheer you on as you cross the finish line."
     

    Johnny Turco

    Tue Sep 18 03:57:34 EDT 2012

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    "Thanks to everyone who is walking (sorry I can't join in this year)"
     

    Lois Hasselblad

    Thu Nov 10 06:05:21 EST 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $5,025.00 | Goal: $5,500.00
 
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We are sorry donations are no longer being accepted for this participant for this event.

My Thanks To

Dad & Mom $250.00
Garage Sale Fund Raiser $180.00
Brie's Banana Bread Fund ... $155.00
Brie's Banana Bread Fund ... $140.00
jacolin mitchell $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Sputnik $100.00
Cash Donations $100.00
Fire Pit Fund Raiser $100.00
Candice Stephenson $100.00
Patrick Jensen $100.00
Daniel Speck $100.00
Kelly OHara $100.00
Gwendelyn Robson $100.00
Pie Day Donations $100.00
Ryan Sivley $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Jason Petrocelli $75.00
Donald Petersen $75.00
Eliot Sirota $75.00
Jeri Ulberg $75.00
Colbert Fennelly $65.00
Colbert Fennelly $60.00
Joie Brown $50.00
Jeff & Brie $50.00
Dennis G. $50.00
Lauralee Wiseman $50.00
Sean Kennedy $50.00
Philip Holland $50.00
Albertine Lees $50.00
Hugh Wells $50.00
Ellen Brenner $50.00
Steve Ziolkowski $50.00
Firat $50.00
Stephie Weffie Waffle Fac... $50.00
Kevin Costello $50.00
Bill, Connie, Katie & Sam... $50.00
Jason Petrocelli $50.00
Colin Elliott $50.00
William Georgiou $50.00
Sean Kennedy $50.00
Kenneth Armstrong $45.00
Joshua Hellfeld $40.00
Jeff & Brie (Happy Rock) $40.00
Logan Gloor $35.00
Selia Leal $30.00
Steve, Sue and Nick $30.00
Terry, Michelle and Frank $30.00
Lois Hasselblad $25.00
Logan Gloor $25.00
Yaya Han $25.00
Alex & Claire $25.00
Rommel Calderon $25.00
Kristafer Vale $25.00
Crystal Mount $25.00
Jinyo $25.00
Eliot Sirota $25.00
John Vassallo $25.00
James Roane $25.00
David Kelley $25.00
Johnny Turco $25.00
Stephanie Hardin $15.00
Jessica Dixon $15.00
Veronica Williams $10.00
Brooke Beane $10.00
Sue Lansil (Happy Rock) $10.00
Jeff & Brie(Happy Rock 2) $10.00
Joie Brown $10.00
Jason Thul $10.00
Deandra Robinson $10.00
Costuming on Hollywood Bl...  
Bire and Jeff Wells  
Happy Rocks  
Pretentious Poker Night F...  
Nancy Duff  
Mack Kablan  
William Kistler  
Jeff & Brie