Jane is still fighting against Leukemia, Lymphoma & blood cancers!

Jane is still fighting against Leukemia, Lymphoma & blood cancers!
Apr 03, 2009 by Jane Alba

Racing for Justine.....

"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can still do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do."

~Edward Everett Hale

You never know what will happen the next day........ On March 30, 2009 my niece, Justine (pictured with me), was taken into Urgent Care for a nose bleed and then later that evening was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). WHAT?!?!?! Cancer is an awful disease, it will hit the good and the bad and with no reason. This is why we must continue to fight against it.

As many of you know, I've been involved with the SGV Team in Training Marathon Team for the past 3+ years as a Participant, Mentor, Captain, and Aqua Jog Coach. Team in Training (TNT) raises money fore the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I've successfully raised over $10,000 for this organization thus far. For the next 5 months, in honor of Justine, I will be training for the Nautica Malibu Triathlon in September meanwhile raising $4200 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Malibu Traithlon supports the Children's Hospital in Hollywood, which is where Justine is being treated. My triathlon will consists of a 1/2 mile ocean swim, an 18 mile bike ride and a 4 mile run, all back to back to back.

The training for this event will be difficult for me. I can barely swim, I haven't been on a bike since I was 7, and I hate running (I walked all of my half marathons and marathon). But in perspective of it all, it's nothing compared to what those with cancer have to endure.

If you are interested in my training updates as well as Justine's updates, feel free to check out my blog:


I've made many wonderful friends throughout my years with Team in Training, all of whom had their lives interrupted by cancer either personally or through a family member, with mine now included. Please support my quest to help find a cure for these cancers and help those affected by it get the help, support, the research and funds they need to fight on.

Your support is greatly appreciated and cherished by Justine, the Carantos, the Mezas,and myself.

BTW, if your company has a Matching Donation program, please inquire about it before donating and then contact me about doubling your donation for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!

my email is : jalba_tnt@yahoo.com

A NIGHT TO KICK CANCER FUNDRAISER scheduled for Saturday, July 25th in Hollywood. Click HERE, for official website.


Additional cash donations were made by:

Maria Vega

Bryan Leon

Joe Moutes

Jose Mongy

Sony Roncal

Anthony French

Henry Brooks

Tom Moore

Ronald Lee

Arnold Bataton

Rick Kotowski

Veronica Jimenez

Bob Spiotto

Mario Flores

Carmenza Villa

Nel G

Lena Monnarez

Sade Saysithideth

Connie Pena

Maria Menendez

Jose Corona

Carlos Rosas

Jeff Saenz

Bruce Weinstein

Leonnel Rodriguez

Willie Gonzales

Linda Wilkie

Anna Herrera

Rosa Wood

Joseph Wiliams

Maria-Teresa Bisda

Concepcion Bacat

Karen Leonard

Sergio Bacat

Josefina Bisda

Gene Sto Domingo

Yali Glaten

Fabian Pelayo

Au & Gilbert Manuyag

Andrew & Jennifer Maldanado

Zaldy Manansala

Adolfo Del Rio

Alex Zuniga

Sonia Marroquin

Tyler Schroerlucke

David Dzaich

Jennifer Castonno

Mike Battenfiewl

Crystal Herrera

William Vu

Juan Ruiz

Ben Hernandez

Chris Kaufman

Sandra Carson

Tracy Garnet

Sonny Nguyen

Maggie Monroe

Reyona Francis

Melinda Celestino


Thank you again!


Supporter Comments

    "Go girl!!"


    Fri Feb 19 04:38:21 EST 2016

    "Good luck training Lara"


    Fri Sep 16 05:32:08 EDT 2016

    "Lara, You are amazing and an inspriation! WiSh I could do more - Love you! Go Girl!"


    Fri Sep 30 10:17:29 EDT 2016

    "Good Luck Ginger.... One of my favorite Charities <3 Near and dear to both of us!"

    Jennifer Mempin

    Sun Sep 18 06:22:48 EDT 2016

    "Love, prayers and hugs going out to everyone suffering from this terrible disease. Rob & Barb Ziegelmeier xoxoxoxo"

    Jennifer Mempin

    Mon Sep 19 06:59:21 EDT 2016

    "Good Luck , Ginger, in your efforts to help in much needed research! &#128156; Thea"

    Jennifer Mempin

    Mon Sep 19 09:37:55 EDT 2016

    "Love to all of you.....always.....xoxo"

    Jennifer Mempin

    Tue Sep 20 07:34:00 EDT 2016

    "With much love, Courtney, Beck and Lundyn"

    Jennifer Mempin

    Tue Sep 20 07:40:04 EDT 2016

    "Good Luck!"

    Jennifer Mempin

    Sat Sep 24 12:11:05 EDT 2016

    "Good luck with the race! I'll be cheering you on from CT!!"

    Jennifer Mempin

    Thu Sep 29 09:12:56 EDT 2016

    "You can do it. I'm rooting for you."

    Jennifer Mempin

    Fri Sep 30 08:07:20 EDT 2016

    "So proud of you Ginger for training so hard and working so diligently to defeat this disease. I pray we see a cure soon. Love and hugs &#128150;"

    Jennifer Mempin

    Mon Oct 17 09:25:01 EDT 2016

    "We are with you every step of the way! Love, MOJO"

    Wed Sep 21 09:05:33 EDT 2016

    "Praying for you guys, but a great way to make a difficult situation a positive experience ."

    Thu Sep 22 09:37:23 EDT 2016

    "Matt and I are praying for your family! -Matthew and Brittany Elliott"

    Thu Sep 22 10:50:44 EDT 2016

    "Go Team Hutch! You got this!!"

    Thu Sep 22 12:44:31 EDT 2016

    "May the Lord bless you and this effort. Barbara"

    Thu Sep 22 01:35:37 EDT 2016

    "Dear Larry and Lynne, We are here to love you and support you through this chapter of your lives. Always in our hearts and prayers. God bless. John and Jean"

    Thu Sep 22 07:25:33 EDT 2016

    "Wish I could be there to walk with you. you are both in my thoughts and prayers."

    Fri Sep 23 10:07:56 EDT 2016

    "Praying for you both and a full and speedy recovery. The Mike Elliott Family"

    Fri Sep 23 04:50:49 EDT 2016

    "Prayers for you both & for the researchers working to find treatments/cure for blood cancers. Bless all participants of Light the Night Walk."

    Sat Sep 24 04:28:06 EDT 2016

    "Wishing you both strength as you take on this fight together. ~ Jenny Rudy Ostendorf"

    Sun Sep 25 10:36:21 EDT 2016

    "My prayers are with you both! "

    Mon Sep 26 06:56:41 EDT 2016

    "Lynne and Hutch- I was so sorry to hear about your health news and I hope that your team of docs and nurses are working very hard to help both of you live long lives. Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you and your sons. With love and support- Meredith Lynne:)"

    Mon Sep 26 01:32:40 EDT 2016

    "We care so much for you and your family and send our deepest thoughts and prayers. Know that we are here for you. Lean on your family and trust in your faith to carry you through. Love, Team Ignite (P.J., Dawn, Pam, Bethany, Jillian)"

    Tue Sep 27 10:10:23 EDT 2016

    "Praying for the Hutchinson Family! Best wishes and stay strong!"

    Wed Sep 28 08:44:11 EDT 2016

    "Support and prayers to fight on against cancer. I was diagnosed with cancer March 2016 and just finished my treatments. Every day is a blessing. - Carolyn Brauner Mahy Nu chapter Delta,Delta, Delta"

    Thu Sep 29 07:08:51 EDT 2016

    "Thinking of you both! Praying for your strength in the days ahead. May God bless you."

    Fri Sep 30 11:29:41 EDT 2016

    "Thank you, LLS! You've done so much for us and others. It feels great to be supporting the amazing research you make possible ... Working together for a cure! "

    Sun Oct 02 08:52:32 EDT 2016

    "Love & Prayers for two fantastic people!!"

    Tue Oct 04 11:17:27 EDT 2016

    "May God shower you and your family with many blessings. Prayers coming your way."

    Thu Oct 06 02:07:49 EDT 2016

    "You will be in our thought as you participate in this effort. Always like both of you to work to help others. We miss you both and send our love! Mariann and Greg"

    Fri Oct 07 09:08:12 EDT 2016

    "We support you both with every step. Praying for a cure! "

    Fri Oct 07 10:13:48 EDT 2016

    "Rooting for both of you and praying for God's healing, peace and comfort."

    Fri Oct 07 05:36:02 EDT 2016

    "Lynne & Hutch, So sorry to hear your news. You and your family are in our prayers. We are available and eager to help any way we can. Please don't hesitate to let us know. You are loved! Brad and Marla"

    Sat Oct 08 12:49:22 EDT 2016

    "This donation in the memory of my precious son Gary C Yontz Jr. "

    Sat Oct 08 02:50:53 EDT 2016

    "Praying for you both as you bravely meet the challenge of this disease. You've shown strength, courage and faith and are loved by all who know you. "

    Sun Oct 09 04:20:01 EDT 2016

    "Larry and Lynne....We will be praying and thinking about you during this challenging time in your lives....May God Bless both you and your families...... Ben and Bonnie Lindsley"

    Mon Oct 10 12:46:08 EDT 2016

    "We are with you every step of the way!"

    Mon Oct 10 04:29:44 EDT 2016

    "What an incredible testimony both of you are. Your faith in the midst of your challenges is great encouragement to everyone! We pray for God's healing, peace and comfort for your family in the months ahead. "

    Wed Oct 12 11:16:15 EDT 2016

    "Wish I could be walking with you tomorrow...I will be holding you close in thought and prayer. Praying for strength, courage and peace"

    Wed Oct 12 09:30:13 EDT 2016

    "Prayers and support from Kasey and Joyce."

    Wed Oct 12 10:43:52 EDT 2016

    "Dear Hutch and Lynne, May you both continue to be filled with Faith and Hope as our dear Lord guides you through these challenges."

    Fri Oct 14 10:34:37 EDT 2016

    "We are praying for you guys"

    Tue Oct 18 03:22:27 EDT 2016

    "I know her light will be shining brightly tonight. Thanks to all that are walking in Nancys honor. Bless you all with peace. "

    Chelsey Spaulding

    Sat Oct 15 10:37:25 EDT 2016

    "I would like to donate this in the memory of my sister in laws husband, who had blood cancer and he was a doctor by profession a Cosmetology Surgeon, and he knew that he was dying. He passed away at a young age of 45 leaving his wife and 2 young kids behind. We miss him dearly."

    Lenora Valerio

    Mon Sep 26 04:47:47 EDT 2016

    "Way to go, Jane! Go Team!"

    Victor Valerio

    Wed Aug 19 08:38:37 EDT 2009

    "You are both so strong and so brave. It is my honor to work with such amazing colleagues. You got this!"

    Fri Sep 30 01:59:06 EDT 2016

    "Good luck Hutchinson's Looking forward to many future trips "

    Tue Sep 27 07:46:34 EDT 2016

    "Thank you for the opportunity to support you and LLS research. Praying for you both!"

    Mon Sep 26 11:21:45 EDT 2016

    "Prayers for both of you during this challenging time. So encouraging to see such positive attitudes!"

    Mon Sep 26 10:33:22 EDT 2016


    Sun Sep 25 04:16:58 EDT 2016

    "and in honor of Lynn and Larry. My thoughts and prayers are with you!!! "

    Fri Sep 23 02:21:25 EDT 2016

    "Love and miss both you. Thinking of you often. Hanna "

    Thu Sep 22 05:29:00 EDT 2016

    "Love you both to the moon and back!! XOXO"

    Thu Sep 22 08:45:17 EDT 2016

    "GO TEAM!!!"

    Matt V.

    Thu Apr 30 01:25:41 EDT 2009

    "Hey Jane, I didn't know you were doing a triathlon. More power to you, girl! Go Team!"

    Rob Dawg

    Tue Apr 28 08:11:26 EDT 2009

    "Jane...good luck. We'll waiting for you at the finish line. "

    John Norman Caranto

    Sat Apr 11 02:22:11 EDT 2009

    "You ROCK girl! Good luck! "

    Jessie, Rob, Lela & Nemy Gi

    Thu Apr 09 01:53:38 EDT 2009

    " Hoping for a cure for cancer soon! Susan Cuda "


    Sun Jun 26 03:37:02 EDT 2016

    "Go Team!!"

    Audrey Chen

    Mon Aug 17 03:25:48 EDT 2009

    "Goodluck Jane!"

    Linda & Henry

    Thu Jun 04 02:27:34 EDT 2009

    "Best wishes at you two fight this disease. You are an inspiration for others, channeling your energies in the search for a cure. Hugs, Cindi Fitton Cotton"

    Wed Oct 12 10:19:18 EDT 2016

    "Thanks for doing this!!!!!"

    Tue Oct 11 10:39:20 EDT 2016

    "You both are in my thoughts and prayers. "

    Sat Oct 08 09:58:52 EDT 2016

    "Prayers from the DeVores everyday!"

    Sun Oct 02 07:34:09 EDT 2016

    "You are awesome!!! Go Jane!!!!"

    Jocelin Ilagan Tavares

    Thu Jul 23 04:34:40 EDT 2009

    "In honor of Lynne and Hutch !"

    Mon Oct 10 03:24:58 EDT 2016

    "Though we have only briefly met, I know you are wonderful people, because you have raised a wonderful son in Scott. As a parent myself, I know that this is no easy task in today's world. Sending all positive thoughts your way."

    Thu Oct 06 09:02:42 EDT 2016

    "Your faith is such a blessing. We will continue to pray for you."

    Tue Oct 04 09:20:26 EDT 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,475.00 | Goal: $3,200.00
109 %

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

My Thanks To

Yahoo $350.00
Linda & Henry $350.00
Matt V. $250.00
Rosalia Pizano $250.00
Michael Savaikie $250.00
Yolanda Morton $200.00
John Barrile $200.00
Jim Fier $200.00
Fred Goetschel $200.00
Jocelin Ilagan Tavares $100.00
Lourdes Ongsod $100.00
Brett Whitestone $100.00
Todd Gross $100.00
Richard Hoang $100.00
Audrey Chen $50.00
Lenora Valerio $50.00
Barbara Ho $50.00
Peter Selak $50.00
Ernie Johnson $50.00
Jennifer Mempin $50.00
John Norman Caranto $50.00
Victor Valerio $25.00
Amanda Thorson $25.00
Leticia Tuazon $25.00
Josephine Bacat $25.00
Noel Guevarra $25.00
Benjamin Asuncion $25.00
Cini Sathyavan Sreedharan $25.00
Chelsey Spaulding $25.00
Kay Durante $25.00
Jessie, Rob, Lela & Nemy ... $25.00
Crisostomo Brimon $20.00
Rob Dawg $20.00
Geiselle Adriatico $20.00
Ron Nordstrom $10.00
Kathryn Munoz $5.00