My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Jan 16, 2009 by Rachel Watkins

Running to Save Lives


Welcome to my Team In Training home page!


My name is Rachel Watkins and I'm training to run the Rock 'N' Roll Seattle Marathon on June 27th as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training (TNT). Running a marathon has always been a huge goal of mine, and I can think of no better way than with the Team, running for an amazing cause! All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I will be completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. If you know someone who has been affected by blood cancer, please let me know so I can write their name on my jersey for race day. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!


Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission. My fundraising goal is $3,900 - so every bit helps! 75% of the money goes directly to the cause and helps to save lives. Huge thank yous to those of you who have already donated! You're all amazing and I appreciate your support so much!!


Please feel free to check back often to see my progress. Thanks again for your support!


Also, I will be documenting my experience in the next few months via my blog, which can be reached here. Enjoy!

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Supporter Comments

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    "You will love TNT - I will be running Seattle also, so we should try to meet up :-) Go team!"
     

    Andrea Holland

    Fri Feb 27 11:42:41 EST 2009

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    "Run girl, Run! I hope you guys love TNT as much as I do. Good luck, youre going to rock it!"
     

    Danielle Stead

    Wed Mar 04 12:08:48 EST 2009

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    "good luck"
     

    Anonymous

    Fri Apr 03 01:27:36 EDT 2009

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    "All the best raising your goal!"
     

    Anonymous

    Sun Mar 27 08:08:15 EDT 2016

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    "Reid, Sorry I cannot make it to your event tomorrow. Good luck with the event and the rest of the campaign! I'm sure you are killing it. Spencer & Ashley "
     

    Anonymous

    Sat Apr 30 09:08:52 EDT 2016

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    "Good luck! I'm rooting for you...Sorry I couldn't make the HH yesterday but I'm sure it was a success!"
     

    Anonymous

    Mon May 02 03:38:17 EDT 2016

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    "My 15 year old grandson, Spencer Pihl, is a five year survivor of lymphoma. "
     

    Fri Aug 05 06:25:25 EDT 2016

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    "First Legal Network, ALA Golden Gate Business Partner and Sue Hammer Support Team ALA Golden Gate"
     

    Thu Oct 27 05:32:43 EDT 2016

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    "Go Team SF!!"
     

    Mon Nov 07 07:25:54 EST 2016

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    "In memory of my parents, Sam and Carol Pottinger "
     

    Valley High School

    Thu Jul 28 07:57:00 EDT 2016

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    "You are such a great inspiration to all of us. We are so proud of how you have faced this battle head on and still continue to be the volunteer for every school activity, babysitter for anyone in need and work a very demanding job. Hang in there. You are not alone in this. We only wish we could take away your pain and fear. We are here for you always. Love you!"
     

    Valley High School

    Thu Jul 28 09:27:26 EDT 2016

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    "To our good friend Melissa. All of our prayers are with you and your wonderful family. John,Melody,Elise,Colin and Max "
     

    Valley High School

    Fri Jul 29 02:46:13 EDT 2016

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    "Mel, we see your strong, courageous spirit, love of family and friends, your wonderful creative talents in everything you do that you inherited from your Mom, Dad and Moo Moo. There isn't anything that you can't do! We love you very much! Tim, Ninny and Katie."
     

    Valley High School

    Fri Jul 29 03:31:11 EDT 2016

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    "We will not be in town for the walk, but will be thinking about you all! Love, Meagan (Hardin) Schmidt and family"
     

    Valley High School

    Sun Jul 31 11:05:08 EDT 2016

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    "Love you to the moon and back Melissa! You have my full support and love! You are so brave and strong and awesome! Light the Night is a magical night and LLS is an incredible organization! Thanks for walking and helping to find cures!"
     

    Valley High School

    Sun Jul 31 08:48:49 EDT 2016

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    "We will be out of town for the walk but there in spirit. Hate to miss it! I know you will have a great crowd! "
     

    Valley High School

    Sun Aug 14 10:58:04 EDT 2016

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    "I don't know you but I love Jenny Weber Shulhafer, and I wish you the best! Please get well!"
     

    Valley High School

    Sun Sep 18 07:57:48 EDT 2016

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    "You are an inspiration to us all! Love you Melissa and honored to walk by your side!"
     

    Valley High School

    Sun Sep 18 08:56:04 EDT 2016

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    "You are my hero! Your strength amazes me every day! We are here with you through this battle and anything else that may come your way. Thank you for the endless love you give each of us. Love you brat face!"
     

    Valley High School

    Wed Sep 21 02:02:40 EDT 2016

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    "We love you Melissa! Bossy Bunny and Kenny"
     

    Valley High School

    Wed Sep 21 02:07:43 EDT 2016

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    "For my friend Mel who I am continually amazed by everyday! You are always looking out for others and will always be wherever you are needed. I watch you run circles around me until I am exhausted, even when you may not be having the best day! I am truely amazed by your strength, courage, and the diginity that you have faced this challenge with. I will always be here for you and willing to lend a hand (Yes, it is ok to ask for help! Ha ha!)! Love You!"
     

    Valley High School

    Wed Sep 28 02:16:32 EDT 2016

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    "Good luck Melissa,we are rooting for you!!"
     

    Valley High School

    Thu Sep 29 05:08:12 EDT 2016

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    "Hey girl! Im so proud of you! Im sorry I got off work late and couldnt make it to the spaghetti dinner.. =( so im still donating what i would have paid! love love love your updated blog, such a good idea! Your are doing so awesome!"
     

    Kaylan

    Fri May 01 11:27:16 EDT 2009

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    "Thank you for raising awareness. Linda and Gabe"
     

    Pat Bruce

    Fri May 19 09:39:54 EDT 2017

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    "donating to end blood cancer"
     

    Rachel Watkins

    Sat Sep 16 11:50:23 EDT 2017

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    "Wishin LTN could light every night with they lanterns and they speeches. they jus lit bruh. Best org eva, facts!! But that recruitment director tho. Omg r u forreal, she slays. <3 much love n peace to the middle east. rip tupac. we r the world, we r the children. stay skrong. not for nothin, but I don't donate to most chain FB causes, but this one is worth it. Ya feel? word. "
     

    Phil Pantages

    Wed Sep 20 10:16:47 EDT 2017

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    "I hope you exceed your goal!!"
     

    Phil Pantages

    Sat Sep 30 08:19:13 EDT 2017

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    "I love your giving heart!"
     

    Phil Pantages

    Tue Oct 10 08:58:32 EDT 2017

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    "My dad, Robert Thew, died from multiple myeloma and secondary leukemia and myelodisplasia resulting from chemotherapy 20 years ago. I would love to see a cure in my lifetime. Thank you, Baylee, for working to support such a worthy cause."
     

    Phil Pantages

    Tue Oct 17 03:30:49 EDT 2017

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    "ily &#128151;"
     

    Phil Pantages

    Thu Oct 05 12:31:32 EDT 2017

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    "Great job Baylee this is awesome. Keep up the good work. Our lives have been touched by cancer many times over. Thank you. Pam & Billy Cook"
     

    Phil Pantages

    Thu Sep 28 02:27:30 EDT 2017

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    "Helping find a cure. "
     

    Rachel Watkins

    Sat Sep 23 09:25:21 EDT 2017

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    "Wonderful cause! "
     

    Pat Bruce

    Thu Jun 08 07:58:32 EDT 2017

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    "We were so glad to be a part of the walk! Carin Jett and Jerry Spalding"
     

    Valley High School

    Sat Oct 01 11:05:08 EDT 2016

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    "We love you Mel, see you tomorrow. Shane & Tonya"
     

    Valley High School

    Fri Sep 30 06:36:06 EDT 2016

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    "Melissa so proud of you and your continuing fight jsut know we always have your back!!! The Overstreets"
     

    Valley High School

    Tue Sep 27 10:07:33 EDT 2016

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    "You have my prayers and support! Love you. "
     

    Valley High School

    Wed Sep 21 10:32:05 EDT 2016

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    "Strength and love to you little Haagle-Head <3 The Bocko's "
     

    Valley High School

    Tue Sep 20 08:25:50 EDT 2016

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    "We love you Melissa! Always in our prayers :) Kathy & Kelley Chandler"
     

    Valley High School

    Mon Sep 19 11:43:21 EDT 2016

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    "We all love you and are so proud of all you do while dealing with this awful disease. XOXO Heather, Kyle, Addie and Jace "
     

    Valley High School

    Sat Sep 17 10:11:23 EDT 2016

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    "Sending love your way&#10084;&#65039;"
     

    Valley High School

    Sat Sep 17 09:52:19 EDT 2016

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    "Love and prayers always."
     

    Valley High School

    Thu Jul 28 10:11:07 EDT 2016

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    "Best of luck!"
     

    Valley High School

    Thu Jul 28 09:36:02 EDT 2016

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    "Sending all my love and support. "
     

    Valley High School

    Thu Jul 28 09:29:29 EDT 2016

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    "We Love Jesus. We Love Football. We Love your Family. We Love Pizza. We Love NYC. We Love Kids. We Love fun, laughing and lolFUN. We Love Louisville. We Love Dogs, especially Skippy. We HATE cancer. Do as you are doing, surrounding yourself with the Love of your family and the great faith that Jesus is King. The Leichts, Jim, Marilyn, Reinhold & Garrit"
     

    Valley High School

    Thu Jul 28 05:45:48 EDT 2016

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    "Our love and support to Melissa and the Haag Family"
     

    Valley High School

    Thu Jul 28 05:16:34 EDT 2016

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    "This is for my friend Mel! Not just a friendly face, but a heart never out matched. You always were here for me no matter what my situation! Love and prayers always! "
     

    Valley High School

    Thu Jul 28 04:22:44 EDT 2016

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    "Melissa, you have so many friends and family members that love you and are right beside your during this journey! Love you lots! Vicky & Rick"
     

    Valley High School

    Thu Jul 28 03:04:52 EDT 2016

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    "For my dear friend Mel, you are in my prayers. Lots of love to you!!"
     

    Valley High School

    Thu Jul 28 02:45:20 EDT 2016

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    "Katherine, happy to help. Thank you for doing this."
     

    Mon Nov 07 06:36:51 EST 2016

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    "Thank you for all the work you do! "
     

    Fri Oct 28 12:09:33 EDT 2016

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    "In Loving memory of my sister, Sharon, who we lost to leukemia in 1985. It is time to find the cure!"
     

    Fri Sep 02 03:56:26 EDT 2016

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    "Sorry we missed bowling last weekend! "
     

    Anonymous

    Fri May 06 03:35:11 EDT 2016

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    "Thank you Reid for taking up this cause. It is our pleasure to help out. love, Bob and Joy Carpenter"
     

    Anonymous

    Mon May 02 11:12:03 EDT 2016

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    "Proud of you Reid. Love Annie and Rusty J"
     

    Anonymous

    Sun May 01 09:24:53 EDT 2016

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    "Way to go Reid!"
     

    Anonymous

    Sat Apr 30 04:23:33 EDT 2016

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    "You've got my vote (and my money)! Sorry I'll miss the event but sounds like a blast! Good luck to ya Reid! Cheers-Louise "
     

    Anonymous

    Fri Apr 29 12:52:38 EDT 2016

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    "Donation from Carter Waters LLC"
     

    Anonymous

    Thu Apr 21 08:39:18 EDT 2016

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    "Reid, I participated in this campaign last year and know full well the amount of stress/work that it can be on top of everything you'll have going on already... I told myself I'd happily support anybody I ever knew who found themselves in the same position so I couldn't be happier to start with you. Keep the ball rolling and knock 'em dead... The last night is a blast and you'll look back on the whole process glad that you made a difference no matter the final number. -Sam"
     

    Anonymous

    Tue Apr 05 10:39:16 EDT 2016

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    "Love to back you up Reid! Mindy"
     

    Anonymous

    Sun Mar 20 07:24:54 EDT 2016

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    "Best of luck to you Reid!! Awesome thing to be supporting. You rock!"
     

    Anonymous

    Wed Mar 16 01:15:49 EDT 2016

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    "Congrats, Reid! "
     

    Anonymous

    Fri Mar 11 02:11:55 EST 2016

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    "Casey - We just wanted you to know, that although we will not be able to walk with you, we are thinking of you and praying for you. We know that you will overcome and prevail through all of this. Stay strong and know that there are tons of people who you dont even know, who have you in there hearts and on there minds. Stay strong brother"
     

    Nancy Gorman

    Fri Sep 27 09:32:12 EDT 2013

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    "My big brother is 11 years cancer free! I am so grateful to God for His mercy & to the medical community which was able to treat his lymphoma aggressively - thanks to research! Never doubt the power of prayer & TLC combined with the excellent medical care we are blessed to have in America to help loved ones beat this disease!"
     

    Thu Oct 10 07:09:06 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,832.90 | Goal: $3,900.00
 
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Anonymous $500.00
Anonymous $400.00
Rachel Watkins $206.00
Karen Autry $155.00
The Pampered Chef $111.55
Erick Feil $100.00
Yolanda Sandoval $100.00
kevin watkins $100.00
R E Jornlin $100.00
D R Jornlin $100.00
Dora Watkins $100.00
William Jornlin $100.00
kris hanson $100.00
Deb Watkins $100.00
Gamma Phi Beta $87.00
Valley High School $57.35
Michael Tooker $50.00
Kathleen Pfanner $50.00
John Maher $50.00
Sally & Dan Michael $50.00
Teresa West $50.00
Bonnie Dier $50.00
Kent Scheier $50.00
Deborah Dinelli $50.00
Jim Halstead $50.00
Lena Davia Sobierajski $50.00
Nancy Gorman $50.00
Sheila Caruthers $50.00
Rachel Watkins $50.00
Mr Stefani $30.00
Thomas Wells $25.00
Phil Pantages $25.00
Mike & Dawn Cooper $25.00
Lia Vanucchi $25.00
Jackie Li $25.00
Diane Neumann $25.00
Gary Wong $25.00
Kristie Summers $25.00
John Bratlie $25.00
T Brunson $25.00
Mavis Sjogren $25.00
Deanne Sprinkle $25.00
Lena Perrot $25.00
Barbara Ghinazzi $25.00
Michael Wetklow $25.00
Lois Abbott $25.00
Deb Watkins $25.00
Adam Ghinazzi $25.00
Pat Bruce $20.00
Mike Pipe $20.00
Meczka Yakimowich Food Se... $16.00
Danielle Stead $15.00
Michelle Khayat $15.00
Gabriela Kuftinec $10.00
Shannon Wittmayer $10.00
Andrea Holland $10.00
Maureen Russell $10.00
Brittany Elliott $5.00
Kaylan $5.00