My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
May 06, 2008 by Brian Moniz

A Gross Physical Salute to the Fantastic Possiblity of SAVING LIVES

Well first off I would like to applaud you for taking the time to check out my Team In Training home page. Your interest in this important cause will help propel me across that finish line.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training has been around for twenty years. The funds raised by this organization are dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improving the quality of life of patients and their families. Thousands of people like me dedicate their time and energy each year to participate in marathons and raise money for this great cause.

To be honest, I have never run a marathon before in my life. In fact I can't say that I have ever run more then five miles in a single jaunt; which makes 26.2 miles a ginormous challenge for me. I have taken on this challenge for many reasons. At the very core of me, I just want to make a difference. However what is inspiring me to cross that finish line is my dad, Richard Moniz. Recently my dad was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, which is a cancer of the plasma cell. So far he is enjoying excellent results from his treatment process, and will continue along this path. My dad has always shown me that I can accomplish anything as long as I put my mind to it. So I take on this challenge as he takes on his, and in the end we will both be victorious!

As I train I will keep you posted on my tales. You can stay updated on my journey by checking in with my blog periodically. If you want to see us in action, be sure to check out our sweaty training video for a few laughs.

One of my greatest supporters in my life is training to run this marathon as well. My wife Jamie, much like myself, has never run more then five miles at a time. This journey will challenge her both mentally and physically, and I look forward to our victory together. Check out her webpage as well to donate and share in her epic journey.

I know times are a bit tough, so any spare bread you can throw my way is much appreciated. If you're unsure about paying through the website, or just don't have the means, send me an email and I will get you the information on how to send it through regular mail.

Finally, I know many people are affected by cancer in one form or another. If there is someone you know who has been diagnosed with cancer, I would love to run in their honor as well. Please let me know their name(s) and I will honor them on my race day by tagging their name on my race jersey.

Thank you so much for your support!

Much Love,


“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.” -Hunter S. Thompson


Supporter Comments

    "Donated by Sam & Laraine. Go kick some ass!"

    Samuel Bass

    Mon May 19 09:24:27 EDT 2008

    "Go Brian!!! Go Brian!!!! Go Briaaaaaaaan!!! Lots of love and support for your family bro. Joe Rocks "

    Joe Villegas

    Mon May 19 09:41:13 EDT 2008

    "Good for you bro, you got my support and wish your dad the best for me. P.S. I don't think there's any testing involved so perhaps you will be with the juice, yes no?"

    Hoodin Hamidi

    Tue May 20 03:38:53 EDT 2008

    "Balls to the wall!! That's all I gotta say. Don't forget to have yourself a sports training montage!"

    The Man

    Wed May 21 02:35:52 EDT 2008

    "Thanks for your hard work brother. "

    The Man

    Wed Aug 12 11:48:17 EDT 2009

    "I think this is amazing that you are doing this! I'll be praying for you and keep me updated on your journey!"

    The Man

    Wed Aug 12 10:20:11 EDT 2009

    "Good Luck!"

    The Man

    Mon Aug 17 03:25:45 EDT 2009

    "I admire you for taking on the "beast" and I will be cheering you on! "

    SonHui Mason

    Wed May 21 03:22:50 EDT 2008

    "Good Luck..."

    Eleanor Mabery

    Thu May 22 10:43:17 EDT 2008

    "Way to hit the pavement, Brian! I hope me and Joey can be there when you're sweating your balls off! ;) Good luck, and much encouragement coming to you from "the girl next door"."

    Chezzie Pickell

    Sat May 24 05:39:24 EDT 2008

    "We will be there to cheer you on!! Good luck!!"

    Trevor and Rachel Moniz

    Mon May 26 11:43:27 EDT 2008

    "You are an incredibly awesome person Brian Moniz!!! I'm so very proud of you... Luv, hugs & the very best of luck to you.. Beth "

    Elizabeth Wood

    Wed Jun 04 08:07:12 EDT 2008

    "Brian - I am so sorry to hear about your father! You have such a wonderful family and I only wish the best for them. Good luck to you and your wife, Jamie. It is so great that you are both doing this together. We will be rooting for you both from Seattle. Stay strong! Love, Sandy"

    Cassandra Western

    Tue Jun 10 04:01:59 EDT 2008

    "Brian, We are so proud of you!! We know that this is a BIG undertaking and we want you to know that we realize this is more than a run through the streets of San Francisco; it's a run filled with your love and support for dad. Thank you for being such a wonderful son....we are so blessed!!!!!! Love, Mom & Dad P.S. I wanted to add that, what you are doing is a huge boost to my morale (I only hope that when I am 90, and maybe on the senile side, you'll be there to run to the store for my vitamins when I run out); thank you!!!! Love, Dad "

    Rich & Linda Moniz

    Sat Jun 14 08:47:05 EDT 2008

    "This is a wonderful cause, my prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family."

    Karen Conquer

    Mon Jun 30 01:17:08 EDT 2008

    "You're wonderful, Brian! Keep up the good work!"


    Mon Jul 07 09:40:29 EDT 2008

    "Dude, I remember the days as you get close to the big day, I am so proud of you. But I know that if my 300 pound body can do it, you are going to kick A$$. I will be there in SF at the finish line with some beer I may even run the first half with you... uhhh behind you. Ever Forward!!"

    Ashanti Branch

    Tue Jul 08 04:39:44 EDT 2008

    "Brian, keep up the great work!"

    Judy Jack

    Fri Jul 11 11:06:20 EDT 2008

    "Brian, We know you can do it because you're doing it for your Dad. He's a great guy and the good news about his treatment is great. Keep on doing it for all the others out there. We all love you and are rooting you on. Love, Aunt Phyllis & Uncle Greg"

    Gregory Moniz

    Fri Jul 11 08:37:17 EDT 2008

    "Applause to the both of ya! We love you all! The Pattersons - Rich, Debbie, Chanelle and Kaiya "

    Deborah Patterson

    Sat Jul 12 05:44:56 EDT 2008

    "Just keep moving towards that goal. I am confident you will and your father will be victorious. See you at the next round of Water Plan meetings."

    Lewis Moeller

    Fri Aug 08 12:23:54 EDT 2008

    "Get 'er done! I'll be routin for ya! Trey"

    Trey Reeser

    Sun Aug 17 06:33:13 EDT 2008

    "Way to go Scott!! My older brother Don died of Lymphoma about 7 years ago. I appreciate your efforts for this worthy cause. Jim"

    Timothy Ross

    Sun Jul 25 07:01:05 EDT 2010

    "This donation is made with all my love and with the hope that you finish the race still breathing. My love always, Mom."

    Timothy Ross

    Sun Jul 25 06:54:30 EDT 2010

    "Congrats on finishing the race! We hope you hit your donation target! Scott and Kim"

    Sharon Brown

    Thu Sep 16 10:14:19 EDT 2010

    "Way to go Jen - Your doing an awesome thing. Great Job and Have Fun!!!"

    Sharon Brown

    Tue Aug 31 10:25:07 EDT 2010

    "Good luck Jen! Have a great time. We are cheering for you!"

    Sharon Brown

    Wed Aug 25 07:59:43 EDT 2010

    "Dear Jen: Good luck, Dr. Avila"

    Sharon Brown

    Wed Jun 30 03:22:49 EDT 2010

    "It looks like you're having fun. Good luck on a 1st place finish, but regardless of how you place, you've won. Kudos for stepping to the plate for a worthy cause."

    Sharon Brown

    Thu Jun 10 08:00:21 EDT 2010

    "Jen, Good luck with your training! This will definitely be a great experience for you! Derek and Melissa "

    Sharon Brown

    Wed Jun 09 06:14:17 EDT 2010

    "Jen, It's good to hear from you and that you're involved in a worthwhile cause. My wife's sister died from Leukemia when she was 19. Keep up the good work! Scott"

    Sharon Brown

    Mon Jun 07 10:53:24 EDT 2010

    "Good luck!"

    Karen Conquer

    Tue Sep 07 08:30:17 EDT 2010

    "God be with you"

    The Man

    Sun Jan 10 01:14:50 EST 2010

    "You are a great example of positive action. Hope the run is amazing. John 3:18"

    The Man

    Thu Sep 17 10:13:49 EDT 2009

    "Good Luck lady! I am sooooooooooooooooooooooo very proud of what you've accomplished thus far. You are in unstoppable mode and I'm confident you will do well!! xoxo"


    Wed Feb 29 02:30:17 EST 2012

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,603.00 | Goal: $5,439.45
48 %

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My Thanks To

George Napier $500.00
Todd Coltman $250.00
Rich & Linda Moniz $200.00
Adam Conrardy $150.00
Kevin Moniz $100.00
Judy Jack $100.00
Ashanti Branch $100.00
Elizabeth Wood $100.00
Trevor and Rachel Moniz $100.00
Eleanor Mabery $100.00
Hoodin Hamidi $100.00
Gary & Vicki Fettke $54.00
Deborah Patterson $54.00
Trey Reeser $50.00
Gregory Moniz $50.00
Timothy Ross $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Karen Conquer $50.00
Cassandra Western $50.00
Joe Villegas $50.00
Samuel Bass $50.00
Sharon Brown $40.00
Jennifer Wong $30.00
Barbara L Cross $25.00
Lewis Moeller $25.00
Chezzie Pickell $25.00
SonHui Mason $25.00
The Man $25.00