My Fundraising Page

Liam Kennedy - Fundraising page
Jan 23, 2011

Racing to Save Lives

photo above shows the dedicated volunteer team with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training program who are supporting me in running my first marathon.


Many of you visiting this page will be friends who may have been following my progress to improve my health/ fitness and vitality over the past couple of years. It's been a wonderful journey so far and I want to thank you for your support.


I have decided to refocus the purpose of my running to bring in an extra dimension. That dimension is to make a difference in the lives of others who are impacted by various forms of blood cancers.


I'm training to participate in the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon event as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training.


On the day of the marathon I want you to picture me running with as many as 4000 other Team In Training runners at this event (there are around 20,000 runners in all). By supporting me.. it will be just like you will be running alongside me.


I picture those 4000 runners... and I picture the 100's maybe 1000's of their friends who supported them... and then I see the real difference that is being made by the millions of people who are standing for an end to the suffering caused by cancer.


Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission.


I will be blogging my progress through my training on my web site www.YouCanRun.com


I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!


Leukemia and Lymphoma impacts both children and adults.


CHILDHOOD CANCER FACTS:


  • Childhood cancers are the #1 cause of death for our children. More than asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, & pediatric AIDS combined. #2 only to accident.
  • One in every 330 children will develop cancer before the age of 19.
  • On the average, 12,500 children and adolescents in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer each year.
  • Nearly 3,000 children and teenagers will die each year from cancer.
  • One quarter of children diagnosed with cancer will die 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
  • Three out of every five children diagnosed with cancer suffer from long-term or late onset side effects. More than ½ of childhood cancer survivors can expect to have life-threatening or a serious chronic disease by the age of 45.
  • Cancer in childhood occurs regularly, randomly, and spares no ethnic group, socioeconomic class, or geographic region.
  • Several childhood cancers continue to have a very poor prognosis, including: brain stem tumors, metastatick sarcomas, relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and relapsed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Together we will make a difference to this.

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Supporter Comments

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    "Go Liam!"
     

    Angela Gregoratto

    Sun Feb 27 06:07:09 EST 2011

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    "Go Liam Go!"
     

    Matthew and Deb Valenti

    Tue Mar 15 03:44:05 EDT 2011

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    "Thank you, Liam, for helping people that are so in need of your help. You're a hero!"
     

    Virginia & Van Garner

    Sun Apr 03 04:00:12 EDT 2011

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    "Love you Liam! You're such an inspiration! Thank you for your stand for the cause and humanity! So honored to know you! Love and Light~Sunny"
     

    SUNNY ZIA

    Tue May 31 11:31:37 EDT 2011

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    "Thank you Liam for being an active supporter of this important cause, and thank you Anna for your generosity in matching the donations. Enjoy the run. We look forward to reading all about the experience. Love ~ Caprice & Dave"
     

    the de Lorm Family

    Fri Jun 03 12:50:28 EDT 2011

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    "Congrats, Liam! What a great accomplishment! Hugs to you and Mr. Chester!"
     

    Pocky & Puffin, Melanie & Terry

    Tue Jun 07 02:45:13 EDT 2011

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    "totally inspired!"
     

    Angie Mills

    Thu Jun 09 01:58:27 EDT 2011

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    "Dear Liam & Anna--we're so very impressed that you're taking on this run! Thank you for putting yourself out there to help contribute to a cure for blood cancer. Our young cousin Scott is a survivor, and we are so grateful. Best of luck and take care of yourself! John & Vicki Garcia"
     

    Vicki Garcia

    Thu May 12 03:26:26 EDT 2011

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    "My friend Ronne participated in Team in Training for several years. She succumbed to breast cancer. This donation is made in her memory."
     

    Tony Maietta

    Fri Mar 18 12:12:04 EDT 2011

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    "Happy Birthday, Liam! Hope you have many runs ahead of you."
     

    Kathryn Campbell

    Sun Jan 23 06:21:44 EST 2011

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    "Ken & Ellen will be looking after Chester the dawg this weekend while his daddy runs the marathon. They donated the dog-sitting for free as another way to support the cause. Thanks guys... and WOOF!"
     

    Ellen and Ken

    Fri Jun 03 01:25:39 EDT 2011

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    "Dear Liam: Here is an early donation to help you get started on your TNT journey. Thank you for your efforts for all cancer fighters! Your honored teammate, Roger, and his family. GO TEAM! "
     

    Roger and Nancy Klinkhart

    Thu Feb 10 05:14:07 EST 2011

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    "Way to go Liam! I have been inspired by your journey on this project. Good luck with reaching your goal and congratulations on making yourself healthier in the process. :)"
     

    Anna W

    Fri May 13 11:59:25 EDT 2011

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    "Have a great run Liam. We have been following everything on FaceBook. "
     

    Rose/Brian Hartnett

    Thu May 12 09:19:11 EDT 2011

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $10,187.00 | Goal: $10,000.00
 
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My Thanks To

jason meugniot $2000.00
Anna Kennedy $1000.00
Anna Kennedy $800.00
Anna Kennedy $700.00
Maynard and Maureen Howe $500.00
David McGuigan $250.00
Jon Provisor $250.00
Charlie & Anne Oostdyk $250.00
Paula Garb $200.00
Rob Northrup $200.00
mark avetoom $200.00
Lisa Tanahashi $150.00
Skip Lindsey $100.00
Simon Marshall $100.00
Ivor Evans $100.00
Ellen and Ken $100.00
Shelley Harvey $100.00
SUNNY ZIA $100.00
buckley sampson $100.00
Wendy Jones $100.00
Brigette Callahan $100.00
Lisa Tanahashi $100.00
John Kraft $100.00
Ellen Snortland $100.00
KEN GRUBERMAN & ELLEN SNO... $100.00
Maggie Morrison $100.00
Platinum Edge $100.00
Mark Layton $100.00
Anna Kennedy $100.00
Lynn Langit $70.00
Ed Kennedy $60.00
Ed Kennedy $60.00
Larry & Dulcie Kugelman $50.00
John Reid $50.00
Angie Mills $50.00
Pocky & Puffin, Melanie &... $50.00
the de Lorm Family $50.00
Jenny Yoon $50.00
Chris McGill & Jess Robin... $50.00
Bronwen Price $50.00
Beth H & David Riggs $50.00
the Waters Family $50.00
Virginia & Van Garner $50.00
Erik Neff $50.00
Cathy Cohen $50.00
Nick Nichols $50.00
Kathryn Campbell $50.00
Mark Hopkins $45.00
Joel Castillo $40.00
Twyla Meyer $40.00
Jerry Self $40.00
Debbie Moysychyn $36.00
Neil Gardner $30.00
Jim Ehrenberg $30.00
Lynn R $30.00
Kurt Kitasaki $30.00
Anna W $25.00
Nan Paturzo $25.00
Vicki Garcia $25.00
Susan Andicochea $25.00
Peter Bennett $25.00
Rod Alvarado $25.00
Tina Wilson $25.00
Christy $24.00
Kaye Hentschke $22.00
David Acevedo $20.00
Stacy Garrett $20.00
Scott Bozanic Nolan $20.00
Douglas Nogaki $20.00
Joan H $20.00
natalie sofer $20.00
Nancy King $20.00
Stephen Heppell $20.00
Jae Suk Ryu $20.00
Tom Siebenmorgen $20.00
Ali Karimi $20.00
Angela Gregoratto $20.00
joanne kennedy $10.00
Tony Maietta $10.00
Roger and Nancy Klinkhart $10.00
Yasmin Elming $5.00
Vikki Hiroto $5.00
Rose/Brian Hartnett  
Anna Maria Basile  
Rick & Sandra  
Melanie Sievers  
Matthew and Deb Valenti  
Deborah, Ed & Owen Kenned...