My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Dec 30, 2008 by Gretchen Burkhard

Call me crazy but I can't stop running! Last summer I became involved with Team In Training (TNT) where I trained to complete my FIRST marathon, 26.2 miles (San Diego) and fundraised over $2,400 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It was honestly one of the best feelings in my life and I never could have imagined how much of an impact this organization would have on my future, it truly changed my outlook on life. Initially I joined TNT to make friends after moving from New York to LA not knowing more than a few people. Now, I keep coming back to TNT because of all the amazing people and inspiring stories of survival I have yet to meet and hear. Being a part of the TNT family, I have learned so much about how cancer really affects the lives of patients and their families who are battling the disease or have BEAT cancer. I run in their honor and the memory of loved ones lost to raise awareness and funds so I never have to lose another to cancer.

Since June 1, I've completed my SECOND marathon (Phoenix � Jan 19) with TNT as a Mentor and will be participating as a Captain for summer season '09 to complete my THIRD marathon (Seattle � June 27). As a member of TNT I have made the commitment to raise $3,000 to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, many of which I have listened to tell their stories first hand and inspire all my runs.

This is where I need your help!! I'm asking you to make a tax deductible donation to my website, I know that the economy is rough, but please know that every dollar counts and no donation is too small. As always, please feel free to forward to friends and family.

Check back for updates on my training and fundraising and if you are intersted in joining TNT please don't hesitate to ask, you won't be disappointed!!!


Supporter Comments

    "Good luck Gretchen and thanks for running!!!!"

    Jessica Driscoll and Tim Bossert

    Mon Mar 02 09:31:02 EST 2009

    "Gretchen, I think what you are doing is fabulous. Keep it up! I was just watching the Boston marathon Monday----any plans to make that marathon #4? Congrats, you should be so proud. Love, Naomi"

    Naomi Funkhouser

    Thu Apr 23 09:46:25 EDT 2009

    "Good luck Gretchen! You're doing a great thing."

    David Ngo

    Thu Apr 30 12:51:18 EDT 2009

    "You're going to kick ass! And thanks for being so awesome!"


    Tue Jun 02 03:40:07 EDT 2009

    "Good Luck with the rest of your fundraising! "

    Alison Selsky

    Mon Jun 08 05:25:54 EDT 2009

    "Way to go, G-Money!!"


    Thu Jun 11 06:21:57 EDT 2009

    "Love you and miss Kathy!!! Good luck on this awesome adventure!"

    Tue Sep 20 03:03:00 EDT 2016

    "Go bro!"

    Kelly Hourgan

    Fri Oct 07 08:21:50 EDT 2016

    "In honor of Christopher Olewnik (AML)and his brother Mark Olewnik (his bone marrow donor). This is a great cause and the society does greatly help the families going through the fight of this horrible disease. Chris went through this in 1994 and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society helped our family in any way it could. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you touched by this and God bless the patients, the families, the donors,the caregivers, Doctors and nurses."

    Cyndi Buckley

    Tue Oct 18 03:49:42 EDT 2016

    "You are all doing a great thing for a wonderful cause. Thank you!"

    Fri Oct 21 05:27:23 EDT 2016

    "Donating for Lucas B. Love Nana and Grandad H."

    Thu Mar 23 08:27:35 EDT 2017

    "I donate for everyone that is fighting. You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have."


    Thu Mar 23 09:31:01 EDT 2017

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,078.60 | Goal: $2,925.00
105 %

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My Thanks To

Ani Aramians $320.00
Cyndi Buckley $250.00
Johnson & Johnson $200.00
Matthew Fantazier $200.00
James Burkhard $150.00
Gretchen Burkhard $140.00
Paul Cornman $130.00
Michael Bossert $100.00
Brian Lazarus $100.00
Kelly Hourgan $100.00
Laurie Burkhard $100.00
Frank D. Bossert $100.00
Justin Wyatt $50.00
shawn smith $50.00
Alison Selsky $50.00
Erica Burkhard $50.00
Jaclyn Smith $50.00
James Allendorph $50.00
Caleb Wistar $50.00
Frank Chao $30.00
Eugene Park $26.20
Marvin Tabangay $26.20
Steve Swanson $26.20
Breanna Czenczelewski $25.00
Kelley Puckett $25.00
Calvin $25.00
Rommel $25.00
Reza Pazooki $25.00
Eric Ablett $25.00
Patty Kubisch $25.00
Brett Davis $25.00
Allison Jakway $25.00
Emily Conlon $25.00
Amy Pemberton $25.00
David Ngo $25.00
Jennifer Farr $25.00
Naomi Funkhouser $25.00
Jeanine Florentine $25.00
Bethany Levat $25.00
emilie higgins $25.00
Jessica Driscoll and Tim ... $25.00
Erin Rice $25.00
Kimberly Fenton $10.00
Gretchen Burkhard $10.00
Ray Coughlin $10.00