My Fundraising Page

From Hodgkin's Lymphoma to Heartbreak Hill
Oct 28, 2013

Welcome to my Team In Training home page!!

I am so excited to be running the Boston Marathon as a member of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team in Training.

Now I know what you're thinking, "The Marathon, Meg? Isn't a 5K or an eating contest more your speed?" And to that I say, "RUDE, but true." Let me explain...

Then and now,

Oct 2011 - Chemo treatment at the University of Chicago

Oct 2013 - Chicago Monster Dash Half Marathon

I am currently in remission from Hodgkin's lymphoma. In 2011, I was in my junior year at Boston College when I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s. As a result, my semester abroad in Spain was canceled and I was sequestered at home to undergo chemotherapy at the University of Chicago Hospital. I was devastated, as anyone would be. Images of paella danced in my head as I watched the IV drip, drip drip.

During my treatment, I participated in a clinical trial that reduced the duration of chemotherapy treatment and eliminated radiation therapy. Instead of missing an entire year of school, I only missed a semester. I was able to return to BC in the spring of my junior year, triumphant and cancer-free (and ready to cheer on runners at Heartbreak Hill!). Through hard work and a fantastic support network, I was able to make up a semester and graduate on schedule with my classmates.

Through my clinical trial, I was a direct beneficiary of ongoing blood cancer research. This research would not be possible without funds from organizations like LLS. Raising money for LLS by running the Boston Marathon is my chance to give back for all that I have received as a result of this research. I will be raising money to fund continued research in an effort to find better forms of treatments and ultimately cures for leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.

Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures so that there can be even more survivors of blood me!


Supporter Comments

    "You are an inspiration Meg! Good luck with the marathon. The Bump Family"

    Julie Bump

    Thu Oct 24 06:31:34 EDT 2013

    "You are an inspiration Meghan and I'm so proud of you for doing this. Can't wait to watch you run in Boston!! "

    Sarah Hale

    Thu Oct 24 09:38:56 EDT 2013

    "We love you Meg and we are so thankful that you are healthy. This is just the beginning of the many great things that we know you will be accomplishing in life. Love, Bob, Eileen, Bobby and Colleen "

    The McGivneys

    Fri Oct 25 09:22:59 EDT 2013

    "So proud of you, Meg!!! Keep working hard & I hope to come see you run!! HATS OFF TO MEGHAN."

    Rita Winiecki

    Fri Oct 25 12:41:50 EDT 2013

    "Wow Meghan! You are such an inspiration! Team in Training is a great organization...I ran with them in Chicago to support friends that were diagnosed. So glad to hear how well you are doing......and giving back! Run Girl Run! Love Kim Murphy."

    Kim Murphy

    Mon Oct 28 11:37:22 EDT 2013

    "What a positive attitude you kept! Good luck in the Marathon"

    Joseph Kosin

    Mon Oct 28 11:41:53 EDT 2013

    "Pretty amazing stuff, Meg. I'll be smilin' from Chicago. Go get em."

    Matthew Nelligan

    Mon Oct 28 11:18:46 EDT 2013

    "You are awesome, Meghan!"

    Denise Sheehan

    Wed Oct 30 06:59:35 EDT 2013

    "Love you Meg! So excited for you to experience this!!"

    Colleen OBrien

    Thu Nov 07 07:59:46 EST 2013

    "Best wishes Megan!"

    The Kania Family

    Fri Nov 08 08:28:27 EST 2013

    "Good Luck Meghan - so proud of you!! "

    Morgan Hickey

    Fri Nov 08 12:38:08 EST 2013

    "Go for it Meg!! I love you"

    Michael Hickey

    Wed Nov 27 04:03:41 EST 2013

    "Good luck Meg in your marathon and all else. Love Grandma "

    Maureen Hickey

    Wed Nov 27 04:26:25 EST 2013

    "Go Meghan!!"

    Matt LeBel

    Tue Dec 03 03:50:12 EST 2013

    "Good Luck, Meg! "

    Tessa Morelli

    Tue Dec 03 03:50:38 EST 2013

    "Way to go Meghan, So proud of you! Can't wait to cheer you on!"

    Alanna O'Grady

    Tue Dec 03 03:51:51 EST 2013

    "Good luck, Meghan! You are an inspiration to so many!"

    The Challenger Family

    Fri Apr 11 12:12:32 EDT 2014

    "To Meg, our hero. Run for research! Run for Bostonians! Run for Wheatonians! Run for DONUTS! Love, The Smiths"

    Smith Family

    Fri Apr 11 12:19:39 EDT 2014

    "Meghan, I'm a friend of your Mom and Dad from college days. They are very rightfully proud of you, for your personal battle and joining the battle for others. God bless, Happy Easter to you a family and joyous race to you tomorrow. Stu Kenney"

    Stu Kenney

    Sun Apr 20 01:59:51 EDT 2014

    "Go Meghan!!! So proud of you back in Wheaton!!"

    Patricia McHugh

    Tue Apr 15 02:50:57 EDT 2014

    "What a gal--GO MEG!!!! Listen for us cheering wildly back in Wheaton as you approach Heartbreak Hill!"

    Sitley Family

    Mon Apr 14 01:07:51 EDT 2014

    "Such an inspirational journey! Good luck next weekend! "

    Alexandra Selich

    Fri Apr 11 11:57:06 EDT 2014

    "So excited for you Meghan, can't wait to cheer ya on!"

    James Tarca

    Wed Mar 19 11:57:03 EDT 2014

    "Go Meghan and the LLS team!"

    Karla Knight

    Thu Mar 13 12:14:18 EDT 2014

    "you are awesome!!!"

    Caroline Barclay

    Mon Feb 24 08:03:02 EST 2014

    "Good Luck Meg!"

    Valerie Visus

    Fri Feb 21 10:26:37 EST 2014

    "A famous runner once told me the key to success is keeping some change in your pocket so you can buy a Snickers right when you cross the finish line. Keep that in mind if you need some extra motivation. Good luck!!"

    Alison Brann

    Tue Dec 03 04:54:33 EST 2013

    "Remember! Load up on fettuccine and don't drink any water. Just some basic tips. :) Love you! Proud of you!! "

    Morgan Fry Pasic

    Tue Dec 03 10:03:01 EST 2013

    "I am so proud of you for doing this. I know you'll do great."

    Zac Joosten

    Mon Nov 18 11:29:46 EST 2013

    "Good Luck Meghan!"

    Fran and Frank Wojcik

    Sun Nov 17 05:26:19 EST 2013

    "So proud of you meg! Good luck and can't wait to meet you at the finish line with some sharp cheddar!"

    Kristin Wojcik

    Sun Nov 17 05:20:53 EST 2013

    "Good Luck with training and the Marathon!"

    Edmund Fernandez

    Wed Nov 13 10:40:48 EST 2013

    "You are a sunbeam of inspiration. Can't wait to sob all over you at the finish line."

    Sara Gothard

    Wed Nov 13 01:51:33 EST 2013

    "Good luck from Dallas, Meghan!"

    Ali Meagher

    Wed Nov 13 09:25:24 EST 2013

    "Meghan- We are honored to sponsor you in raising money for such a worthy cause. You inspire us with your great attitude, determination and unfailing sense of humor. You will rock this race! -"

    The Mattaliano Family

    Tue Nov 12 01:14:22 EST 2013

    "Meghan, you are an inspiration to us all! Matt, Lynn, Lauren and Colin Haley"

    The Haley Family

    Sat Nov 09 10:32:41 EST 2013

    "Best of luck,'ve got several Angel's in your corner! "

    The Angel family

    Fri Nov 08 09:35:51 EST 2013

    "Good Luck, Meghan! How impressive to be able to run the Boston Marathon! I wish you the best of luck! "

    Bridget McGrath

    Thu Nov 07 06:11:58 EST 2013

    "Good luck Meg! Proud of you!"

    Dan Finan

    Thu Nov 07 12:48:39 EST 2013


    Marissa Hurwitz

    Wed Nov 06 02:26:34 EST 2013

    "What an inspiration you are to all of us Meghan! God bless you!"

    The Urbik Family

    Wed Nov 06 10:10:33 EST 2013

    "Hello Meghan. I am a HS friend of Dolores (Rodgers) Holmens and am honored to help sponsor you in this wonderful cause. My daughter is also a graduate of Boston College (class of 2007) as is my husband. Wishing you tremendous success as you reach this goal and praying for your continued good health. Blessings to you, Laura Sciarrio"

    Laura Sciarrio

    Tue Nov 05 01:54:46 EST 2013

    "God love you Meghan! Dolores & the Holmens"

    Dolores & the Holmens

    Tue Nov 05 12:36:15 EST 2013

    "Love you, Meghan!"

    Tasha and Matt Rice

    Tue Nov 05 12:26:11 EST 2013

    "Run Meg Run!! I'm so proud of you tackling this marathon. You will be great and enjoy the training! God Bless! The Schreiber's"

    Patricia Schreiber

    Tue Nov 05 11:51:42 EST 2013

    "So proud of you Shmegs! I'll be there to run the last 5 miles with ya! WOOOO hickSTAR"

    Valerie Mattaliano

    Wed Oct 30 03:02:32 EDT 2013

    "Go Meghan! "

    Anne Smart

    Tue Oct 29 05:03:46 EDT 2013

    "Go get 'em, Meghan!"

    The Gallagher Family

    Tue Oct 29 10:47:34 EDT 2013

    "Good luck! And continued health to you! (I'm a high school friend of Beth Juco) "

    Cecilia Kelly

    Tue Oct 29 10:46:12 EDT 2013

    "Couldn't be more excited/proud/awe struck/happy for you Meghan!! Lots of love all the way from Deutschland"

    Maggie O'Neill

    Mon Oct 28 01:49:39 EDT 2013

    "Diana Standish"

    Diana Standish

    Mon Oct 28 12:04:34 EDT 2013

    "So awesome that you're doing this Meg! "

    Meghan Murphy

    Mon Oct 28 11:11:26 EDT 2013

    "Good luck! "

    Laura Micklich & Nick Olinger

    Fri Oct 25 09:22:19 EDT 2013

    "Love you, Meghan! "

    Lizzie Murphy

    Fri Oct 25 10:57:37 EDT 2013

    "Go get 'em Meghan! So proud of you! "

    Elizabeth Schreiber

    Thu Oct 24 05:36:25 EDT 2013

    "A great cause, and an inspirational journey. My mom was also a Hodgkin's fighter a survivor, so your story hits home in a special way. Thank you for your efforts to raise funds and take an active role in fighting this disease. Best of luck to you in your training and at the marathon! "

    Jen Hyman

    Thu Oct 24 05:03:58 EDT 2013

    "Love you sis"

    John Hickey

    Thu Oct 24 04:06:10 EDT 2013

    "It is with great pride and joy that we make this donation. You are the strongest person we have ever known and an inspiration to all. Looking forward to seeing you conquer Heartbreak Hill. Love, Mom and Dad. "

    James & Jennifer Hickey

    Thu Oct 24 10:55:15 EDT 2013

    "We are excited for you Meghan! Go for it!!!"

    The Brundage Family

    Tue Oct 29 03:19:00 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $7,665.00 | Goal: $4,000.00
192 %

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My Thanks To

McKesson - MG $1500.00
Frank and Lenore Juco $1000.00
The Scrudato Family $500.00
McKesson - MG $250.00
Mckesson - MG $200.00
Stu Kenney $100.00
Smith Family $100.00
Zac Joosten $100.00
Edmund Fernandez $100.00
The Mattaliano Family $100.00
The Angel family $100.00
The Hale Family $100.00
Elizabeth DeRose $100.00
Diana Standish $100.00
The McGivneys $100.00
James & Jennifer Hickey $100.00
Sitley Family $50.00
The Challenger Family $50.00
Karla Knight $50.00
Molly Millet $50.00
Sarah Scrudato $50.00
Joanne Tyrrell $50.00
Matt LeBel $50.00
Maureen Hickey $50.00
Michael Hickey $50.00
Alex Kimball $50.00
The Haley Family $50.00
Mark Angel $50.00
Kevin Whitt $50.00
The Urbik Family $50.00
Stella Munoz $50.00
Valerie Mattaliano $50.00
Anne Smart $50.00
Kim Murphy $50.00
Rita Winiecki $50.00
Lizzie Murphy $50.00
Sarah Hale $50.00
Julie Bump $50.00
Elizabeth Schreiber $50.00
John Hickey $50.00
McKesson Foundation $35.00
Alexandra Selich $25.00
Alexandra Selich $25.00
James Tarca $25.00
Valerie Visus $25.00
Oracle - MG $25.00
National Grid - MG $25.00
Mark Balog $25.00
Katharine Lange $25.00
Alison Brann $25.00
Bridgid O'Brien $25.00
Tessa Morelli $25.00
Morgan Fry Pasic $25.00
The Los Family $25.00
Fran and Frank Wojcik $25.00
Kristin Wojcik $25.00
Sara Gothard $25.00
Ali Meagher $25.00
John Boyle $25.00
The Kania Family $25.00
Bridget McGrath $25.00
Dan Finan $25.00
Marissa Hurwitz $25.00
Tasha and Matt Rice $25.00
Lilibeth Campino $25.00
Denise Sheehan $25.00
Claudia Kaufman $25.00
Mary Kennedy $25.00
Cecilia Kelly $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Matthew Nelligan $25.00
Nate Fisher $25.00
Maggie O'Neill $25.00
Rebecca Quirk $25.00
Joseph Kosin $25.00
Kyle Coffee $25.00
Meghan Murphy $25.00
Jessica Staldine $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
delaney brault $15.00
Caroline Barclay $15.00
John Lyons $10.00
Anonymous $10.00
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